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Living lab coming to Braam

- By Wits University

IBM Research is opening its second Africa lab – this time in Braamfontein, Johannesburg.

IBM will be the anchor tenant in a new high-tech hub that's being established by Wits University with the support from government.

This will be a living laboratory where IBM researchers collaborate with students, faculty members, entrepreneurs and investors to develop solutions to South Africa's challenges – including healthcare, urbanization and the skills gap.

Steve Hamm talks about Braamfontein’s rebirth in his blogpost Jo’burg Rising: A Tale of Urban Renewal on IBM’s Smarter Planet Blog.