Jeffrey Appiagyei of SAYeTECH has been adjudged winner of this year’s Israeli Green Innovation Competition, honours individuals and organizations that promote environmental conservation and agriculture in Ghana.
This year’s award, the second in the series which was held on the final day of the 2020 Virtual Ghana Garden & Flower Show, saw six shortlisted contestants pitch for the ultimate award by doing a 5-minute prototype presentation of their innovative product or services.
Appiagyei will receive a fully-paid trip to Israel to participate in industry related conferences in order to learn best practices, to network and to seek potential investors to expand his existing business.
The Israeli Ambassador to Ghana, Shani Cooper-Zubida who declared the winner of this year’s competition, said Israel prides itself on being a nation of innovation that helps to stimulate innovation wherever it finds itself and as such, she pledged to continue the Israeli Green Innovation Competition in the coming years.
“We are delighted that through this show we are unearthing new solutions to solve Ghana’s challenges in the floriculture, horticulture and agriculture industry to help make Ghana a cleaner, healthier, wealthier and a more beautiful country,” she added.
The special guest of honour, Benjamin Gyan-Kesse, Program Director of the Kosmos Innovation Center, said these kinds of innovative competitions go a long way to develop startup businesses as well as give them the needed exposure in the global world.
Alluding to the theme for this year’s Ghana Garden and Flower Show, he said, “As we try to live the change, part of it is supporting young entrepreneurs and living the green life, and these presenters have shown through their activities or business model how we can also live the change. I would like to call on everyone to live the change for a better tomorrow.”
This year’s six shortlisted participants were Jeffrey Kwabena Yeboah of Ripples Décor & Design, Jeffrey Appiagyei of SayeTech, Louis Marie Atoluko Ayariga of KoaTech, Abubakar Zachariah of Mush Farm Production, Aggor Benjamin Yaw of Trash Fone and Michael Selasi Kweku Bakah of Asaasepa Food Systems Ltd.