Microsoft to power Africa data science competition platform in new partnership with Zindi

Aug 14, 2019

In a new partnership, Zindi will use Microsoft’s cloud computing service Azure to power their platform.

Social enterprise Zindi is on a mission to build the data science ecosystem of Africa. Building Africa’s first data science competition platform in the process. Microsoft is partnering with Zindi. Offering to power Zindi’s data science competition platform on their Azure cloud.

As part of the partnership Microsoft is sponsoring two Agritech competitions. Wazhihub soil humidity prediction challenge using sensor data from IoT and FarmPin a crop detection challenge using Sentinel-2 satellite imagery.

Currently it hosts an entire data science ecosystem of scientists, engineers, academics, companies, NGOs, governments and institutions focused on solving Africa’s most pressing problems.

Click to find out more about their ecosystem and competitions.