Academic City’s annual TECH EXPO calls for government-industry-academia collaboration to innovate healthcare

Academic City University College recently hosted its annual Tech Expo to explore the forefront of healthcare technology. The event served as a platform to delve into the latest technological advancements and groundbreaking ideas within the healthcare domain.

Themed “Innovations Shaping the Future of Healthcare,” the event aimed to showcase various technological breakthroughs poised to reshape the healthcare landscape. Students from high schools and universities across the country seized the opportunity to present their inventive projects, cutting-edge research, and visionary ideas, fostering an environment of collaboration and innovation.

Speaking at the event, Dr. Abena Engmann, Dean of Students and Community Affairs proposed for the establishment of a manufacturing facility focused on developing locally made, cost-effective medical devices for Ghana and Africa.

Highlighting Academic City’s contributions to developing prototypes of innovative medical devices such as ventilators, drip stands, and electric wheelchairs, Dr. Engmann emphasised the need for government and industry support to bring these devices to market.

The Tech Expo, which is an initiative of Academic City’s Robotics Club and the Technology and Entrepreneurship Center reinforces the university’s commitment to providing its students with opportunities to showcase their skills and connect with industry leaders.

Participating schools included Ashesi University, Valley View University, the University of Ghana, Aburi Girls Senior High School, Mfantsipim School, Morning Star High School, Accra Academy, Presec Legon, Applied Technology Institute, Okuapeman SHS, and St. Augustine’s College.

Also in attendance were some key industry players such as Access Bank, ALX Ghana, Health Essentials, Makelab, Arm Engage, Ghana Education Service, Vista 2000 Ltd and Roman Ridge Traditional Chinese Clinic.


Levi Soudi, President – ACity Robotics Club

Levi Soudi, President of the Academic City Robotics Club remarked, “I am particularly excited about the success of this year’s event. I hope that this event will go a long way toward helping change the narrative of innovation in our healthcare system.

Participants enthusiastically endorsed the event and commended Academic City for its commitment to fostering innovation and excellence in healthcare delivery.