- Adebayo Alonge is a pharmacist who won a whopping prize of €100,000 for nanoscanner technology that detects fake drugs
- The Nigerian defeated 4,500 other contenders from different nations to emerge winner of the competition
- It should be noted that he is the first African winner of the competition after falling a victim of fake drugs
Another Nigerian, Adebayo Alonge, a pharmacist, has emerged the best in a tech startup competition, winning a grand prize of €100,000.
He is the CEO and co-founder of RxAll, beating 4,500 other contenders from 119 nations across the world in the 2019 Hello Tomorrow Global Challenge. The prize was awarded by BNP Paribas.
It was reported that Alonge’s story is a very inspiring one as he was a victim of fake drug, an incident that almost took his life.
He is the first African winner of the competition where 80 people made it to the final stage. He was awarded for his novel nanoscanner called RxScanner, a technology that instantly detects fake drug, making it the world’s first go-to tech for combating substandard drugs.
At the award ceremony, the successful Nigerian appreciated scientists around the world for how they have used science to improve humanity.
Hello Tomorrow was created in 2013 by Xavier Duportet and Arnaud De La Tour to support scientists and technologists.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Whiz kid Kareem Waris Olamilekan, an 11-year-old Nigerian artist, received the Taiwan's Chou Ta-Kuan Cultural and Educational Foundation’s 22nd Fervent Global Love of Lives Award.
The young hyperrealistic artist defeated 2,723 others across the world to clinch the prize. The disclosure of the boy’s wining was made by Ambassador Vincent Yang, the representative of Taiwan in Nigeria.
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