Africans regularly design and manufacture simple or complex equipment with local materials or scrap. However, they do not always have a space where they can express themselves and exhibit their inventions. This virtual space provided by Kumatoo brings together these inventors, innovators and researchers, by industry type, to give greater visibility to their creations.
Although they do not necessarily reinvent the wheel of industrial history, these inventors prove that their contribution should be taken into account in the industrialization process of the African continent because they (men and women) have already built helicopters, cars, military rockets, boats, medical tablets, humanoid robots, etc. that they have almost always self-financed.
Africa’s industrial development will only take place when Africans begin to believe in themselves and start to consume high quality “made in Africa” capital goods. In fact, the vast majority of African inventors design and manufacture equipment to assist in limiting imports. They believe that Africa can become independent in several industrial areas; an ideal that we share within Kumatoo.