Thanks Dr. Chihobori Quai for articulating what Africa needs so vividly! Wakanda is already here with us! Ustawi Biomedical Research Innovation and Industrial Centers of Africa (UBRICA) has already done research and developed a masterplan of how such a city would look like (http://uwc.ubrica.com/2019/12/19/ubrica-one/) The work has already started in Kenya with engagement of both diasporas (Continental African-diaspora and African- American diaspora). All we need now is to implement the project in every African country. With the help of Dr. Macharia (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEwEyormGT4WHR-PBvh23Mw), a medical doctor who has spent more than 20 years in Diaspora, with a vision to liberate Africa from neocolonialism, has come back to Kenya to show us how it is done. It’s time to unite and build the Africa we want.
Today, with the emergence of blockchain technology, we can create our own currency that is decentralized, uncensored and borderless no more bank reserves with foreign countries that controls what we own. Now we can have a single currency on block chain for the African continent (see, https://ubricoin.com/)
After 10 years of exploration and research work, the U.S. to Africa wealth initiative (USTAWI) proposed the Ustawi Biomedical Research Innovation and Industrial Centers of Africa (UBRICA) as an alternative model for human development in frontier markets. UBRICA is a phenomenon where more and more Africans in the Diaspora, and in Africa are waking up to a deeper level of awareness that Africa’s development is the work of Africans themselves, and not the work of international development agencies. UBRICA is the phenomenon where Africans are venturing deeper and deeper into this space of awareness as a point of departure for a creative process for bringing human development in Africa into reality. The bulk of members of UBRICA are Kenyan Americans, who propose the same standard of development in Kenya that they have come to enjoy when living and working in United States. UBRICA helps to construct a language that allows Africans to communicate at this deeper level of awareness that many Africans experience, but usually do not talk about, as is not a part of the mainstream development discourse. The works of indigenous organizations owned by Africans rarely find their way to the mainstream international media. By contrast, little action by the international development institutions, receives global media coverage, even though, indigenous organizations have, by far, much greater impact on human development in the countries where they operate. UBRICA creates possibility for constructing a new language to explain such indigenous originated transnational organizations that create alternative forms of human development that have diaspora nationals of African countries and Africans in Africa leading change, and taking charge of the development of their own nations. UBRICA is also a method that is helping Africans to be more effective operating at this deeper space. The traditional method of national development in Africa, has involved African leaders taking trips to Western nations to borrow money to meet the annual budget for their respective nations. National leaders of African countries have been trained to believe that development comes from outside their nations. They have trained the people in their nations about this external source of development. This approach to development has had Africans become dependent on Western aid. In doing so, Africans overlook themselves as a source of development as they look outside of their countries for aid. In the new awareness, Africans have woken up to understand that development comes from within. UBRICA provides a method that helps to overcome the dependency on foreign aid
ENTRUST YOUTH MENTORSHIP CAMP BY STEPHJOY AND UBRICA
The Third Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics Camp – Thursday December 5, 2019 – Sunday December 8, 2019
THEME – ENTROPY: MONEY SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Background of the problem
Knowledge is verified or falsified information, processed
and interpreted into meaning and significance, wisdom and leadership (Gilder
2013). In Africa, knowledge is not processed to turn to information that can be
converted into money. Knowledge is only confined to microstate in isolated
systems such as universities and learning institutions (i.e., the ivory tower
syndrome). Isolated systems create a state of very low entropy. Low entropy is
caused by lack of a clear channel to transport knowledge from the university to
the community (See e.g., Clausius, 1899; Godel, 1931; Shanon 1948). Knowledge
in the universities and learning institutions, should be turned to information that
would add value to commercial products which create wealth.
Power is the ability to endow knowledge with effectiveness,
providing reliable low entropy channels of law, finance and governance, or to
suppress or overrule knowledge by coercion (Guilder 2013). Power in Africa is
mindless. It is driven by corruption and political positions. Prosperity in an
economy is brought about by dispersion of knowledge from the microstate and
from isolated systems, such as the learning institutions, to the community. Dispersion
creates conditions for high entropy (Clausius, 1899). The dispersal of knowledge
is then complemented by equal dispersal of wealth creation and power. Creating
a channel for dispersing knowledge achieves the goal of dispersing power to the
In Africa, knowledge is divorced from power. When knowledge
is separated from power, knowledge does not turn to information and therefore
it does not turn to money. Thus, the available knowledge and people in position
of power do not have economic value in the society. To create economic value
and wealth we have to unify knowledge and power through science, technology, engineering
arts and mathematic [STEAM] (Gilder, 2008).
Statement of the Problem
In Africa people in positions of power do not have knowledge
and people with knowledge don’t have power. Knowledge is separated from power with
grave consequences (Gilder, 2013). When knowledge is separated from power it
does not turn into information. Knowledge, therefore, does not turn into money.
Knowledge becomes money only when it becomes information. Information brings
power when it turns to money.
For knowledge to turn into information we have to create
conditions for high entropy. The specific problem is that the process for
creating conditions for high entropy of knowledge in Kenya is not clear.
Purpose of the 3rd Entrust STEAM Camp
The purpose of this STEAM Camp 2019 is to gather class 8 and
high school students and graduates in Kenya at Stephjoy Girls’ High School to teach
them how they can use STEAM to unify knowledge and power. The Camp will take
place from Thursday, December 5to Sunday, December 8, 2019.
The camp seeks to answer the following questions:
How can we use STEAM to turn knowledge into
information so that it can become money?
What is the scientific process for creating high
entropy of knowledge that will convert knowledge into information and
information into money?
will learn how to use STEAM to find solutions to vexing problems of daily life.
camp will help students to select careers that can help them find profound
solutions in their professional lives.
and parents will get to know the importance of knowledge and information.
and parents will learn how to use science for the betterment of society.
will learn how science, technology and mathematics convert knowledge to
information and information into money to reconcile knowledge with power.
Once the students experience the practical learning session of
the STEAM camp, they will be motivated to grow into creative thinkers. The
students will be able to generate powerful ideas for solving real-world
How we do it
We have held 2 successful camps so far, one in December 2018
and one in April 2019. Parents from all over the country bring their children
to the camp for an enlightening experience. We invite professionals from
different career fields to come and work with students. The professionals engage
the students in the morning sessions in podium presentations. Afternoons are for
practical and interactive sessions. During these sessions, we give the students
a problem where they sit in groups and work out possible solutions. Evenings include
panel discussions with the students and specialists from different professions.
The theme for this camp is Money, Science and Technology.
The students will learn how the three work together to create profound value.
The camp will use Ubricoin as a technology to illustrate how to unify knowledge
Money as Information: Entropy of Knowledge
All information is surprise. Only surprise qualifies as
information. Entropy is information in terms of uncertainty. The higher the
uncertainty, the higher the entropy in a system, and the higher the amount of
information in a system. The system between the university and the village (for
example, the university science and technology park and produce value addition
center in a village [USTP-PVAC system] has very high entropy). Entropy is the
amount of uncertainty of knowledge in the system before the USTP sets in.
Information is the knowledge that the PVAC gains after the USTP has set in the
PVAC. Information is the change between what we know before university
transmits knowledge to the village, and what people in the village know after
knowledge is transmitted to them.
Adam Smith (1776) focused on economics of order, how a
market confronted with change restored new order, a new equilibrium. Rather
than economics of order, knowledge economy relies on mathematics of randomness,
a rigorous mandate for freedom of choice. When we strip all the baggage, we
arrive at the concept of probability. All we need is certain randomness that
there is uncertainty to the outcome. Key concept of information is probability,
a genuine randomness that cannot be explained by anything more fundamental not
caused by anything. For a given set of largely observable properties of
knowledge, every possible configuration of elements of knowledge that could
give these properties is equally likely.
Shannon defined information in terms of binary digits (bits)
and measured information by concept of information entropy, or unexpected or
surprising bits. Information entropy is governed by a logarithmic equation that
derives its power from the Rudolf Clausius (1865) second law of thermodynamics,
that entropy tends to be maximum. Shannon’s entropy in a system is maximum when
all bits in a system are equally improbable and cannot be further compressed
without loss of information.
Linear economics of disorder, disequilibrium and surprise
could explain and measure the contribution of entrepreneurs (Guilder, 2013). For
a given macrostate of knowledge, all microstates consistent with its elements
of knowledge properties are equally likely. For some macrostates of knowledge,
there are lots of different microstates of elements of knowledge that lead
roughly to the same properties. While
other macrostates can be produced by only a few microstates. If we leave the
system alone, it will eventually try all microstates possible. All arrangements
of elements of knowledge will eventually happen spontaneously.
Instead of elements of knowledge being distributed by
position space, a macrostate of knowledge is really defined by how elements of
knowledge are distributed through the phase space. The average distribution of
an element of knowledge in a single individual in a phase space defines the
knowledge properties of the system. If we leave a system long enough, its
elements of knowledge will find their way and combine in all different possible
forms. The vast majority of possible distributions of knowledge elements leave
the system in a state in which knowledge is maximally spread out.
In knowledge entropy, the only special arrangement of
elements of knowledge that change entropy are the ones that change knowledge
properties. The macrostate that defines knowledge equilibrium is by definition
the one with most microstates of elements of knowledge, the maximum entropy,
assuming we do not force the system from outside, say by government
interference. In a system with a clear channel of flow of knowledge, the
probability of all elements of knowledge gathering in the same corner, say in a
university is very low. Entropy is thus a measure of freedom of choice of where
knowledge will go. When the probability of elements of knowledge gathering in
the same corner is not zero, it gives rise to an ivory tower, where there is no
freedom of choice of what to do with the knowledge.
Entropy is a measure of the number of positions that a state
can occur. In this case, we define position of a state as an element of
knowledge carried by a particular individual. In the example below (Figure 1 a
and b), one sphere contains five elements knowledge and the other one contains
zero elements of knowledge. Let us consider that the spheres on the left side
to represent elements of knowledge in the university and spheres on the right
represent knowledge in the community (say in the village). In panel (a) sphere
contains 5 units of elements of similar knowledge, while the next sphere
contains zero. There is immense knowledge in the university and negligible knowledge
in the village. A state where all elements of knowledge are in the same sphere,
has the lowest entropy because there is only one way the elements can
combine. In this state knowledge is said
to be in ivory tower, and has the lowest entropy.
In panels (c) and (d) there five different ways that elements
of knowledge in the university can combine with elements of knowledge in the
community. In the panel (e) and (f) there are many different ways the elements
can combine. When there are many ways that elements can combine, the system has
high entropy. The more evenly the elements are distributed between the spheres,
the higher the entropy. The more evenly knowledge is distributed between the
university and the community, the greater the entropy. Since entropy always
increases, elements of knowledge will evenly spread out the in the university and the community if we wait
long enough. When evenly spread out, elements of knowledge they will never
gather again in one sphere no matter how long we wait, because entropy always
Behavior of elements of knowledge is inherently
probabilistic. Entropy applies to the area occupied by elements of knowledge in
a nation. The concept of entropy does not apply to specific combinations of
elements of knowledge. Rather, entropy applies to a measurement. Say, measurement
of the area that elements of knowledge are confined to. If the elements are
confined to a small area, say, a university, the system has less entropy than
if they are confined to a larger area, say and entire county, a nation or the
entire world through the world wide web. This is because, more combinations are
possible in a larger area than in a smaller area (see figure 1 (e) and (f)).
The internet is a very large area that allows very many combinations of
elements of knowledge.
Each individual combination of elements of knowledge in a
large area is equally likely to each individual combination of elements of in
the small area. However, if we measure the area across which all elements of
knowledge are spread out, then, the greater the area, the greater the number of
combination positions of elements of knowledge are possible, because there are
more combination positions available. The internet increases tremendously the
number of combination positions of elements of knowledge from a particular university.
We call widespread combination positions as macrostates of knowledge
For each possible macrostate, there are many possible
combinations of positions and velocities of knowledge (microstates). The number
of possible microstates is much larger for a macrostate with large area such as
a county, or a nation. The internet is the largest macrostate of elements of
knowledge. To maximize the entropy of elements of knowledge in a university all
students and teaching staff must learn to work effectively on the internet.
They must post their final published works on the world wide web.
If the number of possible microstates is larger, we say that
a particular macrostate has high entropy. If number of combinations of elements
of knowledge is very large on the internet, we can say that the internet has
very high entropy. While, all microstates are equally likely, all macrostates
are not equally likely. All individuals in a university are equally likely to
produce innovations. Not all innovations are likely to become commercializable
products in the real world.
UBRICOIN CHANNEL TRANSMITTING KNOWLEDGE OVER TIME AND SPACE
Because Shannon was remorselessly rigorous and restrained,
his theory could be brought to bear on almost anything transmitted over time
and space. Ubricoin, UBN as a transmitter of knowledge has large capacity for
works of innovation that include design, engineering, manufacturing, marketing
and distribution in a PVAC. Innovation is a complex endeavor dense with
information at every stage. While the managing director of a PVAC will control
information on many of the stages, the ultimate success will depend on
existence of UBN working as a channel through which the innovation can be
consummated. UBN channel for knowledge is vital to PVACs achievements.
PVACs will need existence of a stable channel that ideas
conceived by combination of elements of knowledge at one point in time and
space to arrive at another point in time and space. Essential to UBN as a channel
is existence of Smithian (1776) order, such that essential features of the
economic system in place at the beginning of the value adding processes at the
PVAC are still there at the end. This is where a stable government policy comes
in. Essential Smithian features include
free trade, reasonable regulations, sound currency (cryptocurrency), modest
taxation and reliable protection of property rights. Thus success of PVACs as
places for combination of elements of knowledge delivered through UBN channel
will need an environment that does not drastically change in these critical
elements. Technology developed at PVACs can radically change but the basic
elements of the environment of operation of UBN channel cannot change
drastically for free entrepreneurship to occur. As such, transmission of high
entropy surprising elements of knowledge requires a low entropy unsurprising
channel largely free of interference such as a cryptocurrency.
CHANNEL CAPACITY OF UBN
In microstate, we have no control over the position and
velocity of elements of knowledge. But we have to control certain properties of
the channel of knowledge such as the bandwidth, quality of the signal, and the
noise. Shannon formulated his channel capacity theorem thus:
C = B log2 (1+S/N). Where, B = bandwidth of the channel; S =
received signal power; and N = Gaussian noise. S/N ratio means that if the
received signal has low power, the channel capacity is low. If the Gaussian
noise is very high, the S/N ratio is extremely low, approaching zero. Very high
noise in the channel reduces the capacity of the channel C to zero.
Bandwidth is the apparent physical carrying capacity of
elements of knowledge, carried in each individual. Peer to peer, boundariless
cryptocurrencies have a very high unrestricted bandwidth for passing unlimited
amount of elements of knowledge from the university to the community.
Cryptocurrency has bandwidth billion times greater than than those possible
with paper money of fiat currency.
Noise is the change in the channel. An ideal noiseless
channel is perfectly linear. A cryptocurrency such as UBN is an ideal channel.
What goes in to the channel is what comes out. Such a channel is changeless.
The message in the channel communicates the changes. The message of change can
be distinguished from unchanging parameters of the channel.
Noise in the channel that reduce channel capacity comes from
many sources including acts of God (e.g., earthquakes, floods, volcanic
eruptions and the like). An overzealous government is the greatest source of
noise and interference in a channel. The government interferes with channel in
when the government neglects its role as
guardian of the channel by failing to create stable political and economic
when the government tries to help by
becoming the transmitter, turning up the power to certain favored signals, and
fills the channel with unpredictable political interference that depresses the
sacrificial longterm investment of capital.
Interest rate is the opportunity cost of investment. When
government manipulates interest rates of fiat is send false signals about
investment breeding confusion that undermines entrepreneurial activity.
Economic friction of fiat currency is a great source of noise, that reduces
channel capacity for transmission of university knowledge to communities to
the concept of entropy, what can we do to increase the outflow of knowledge
from learning institutions (High schools, Colleges and Universities).
We have developed a community participation program called
World Ubricoin Ambassador Program. The program is aimed at engaging community
members in solving their problems through chapters.
A chapter is a group with members from a particular
community. A chapter will be made of at least 13 people from a specific region.
The main reason of developing chapters is from our understanding that knowledge
is specific, and solutions to a certain problem should be specific. We know
health is very poor in Kenya, but also we know other regions are worse than
others. Coming up with a solution for all will be going against our principles.
Each community have strengths and weaknesses so prescriptive interventions will
not work. We talk of sustainable one health and in this theory a prescriptive intervention
is not sustainable.
Community members knows better than people from outside that
community. So a chapter in a specific area will be able to come up with
solutions that are relevant and fit for that particular community considering
what is locally available and what and their specific needs.
Co-creating with the chapters will help identify the specific
problem in healthcare. Through the help of the Ubrica project we will then work
together to solve it. An active chapter with at least 1000 chapter members will
be legible for Retail Clinical Center or a Science and Technology Park for a
chapter in the university or a chapter with a university.
The ambassadors will be responsible in bringing the members
of the chapter together. We believe that the people joining the program already
have a vision on how Ubricoin, Soko Janja and Ubrica Project will transform
their community. So, the ambassadors will work to fulfil their vision on their
community by working together with people in their community to change their
This is your chance to do something in your community. Most
of times we want to do something but we don’t know how. We have already
provided you with a plan, you have the way to do it, your work is just
implementing, and of course with the Ubrica office guidance you get to save
lives and make your community a better place through the Ubrica Sustainable One
As a beginner, you need to read the white paper
to understand what Ubricoin (UBN) has in store for you. Going through the white
paper will also give you insight on how UBN will facilitate global health
through the Ubrica project. Ubrica white paper provides an overview of the
Ubrica project, Ubricoin and the technology that underpins the Ubricoin
After reading the whitepaper and understanding
UBN, you need a digital wallet. A digital wallet is an application downloaded
from the Android Play Store or iOS App Store. You will use the digital wallet
to store, receive and send UBN. While installing the digital wallet, it is
important to follow the instructions. Save the Recovery Phrase in a secure
place. People have lost their digital assets because of forgetting to save the
Recovery Phrase or saving the phrase on their phones where the wallet is. When the
phone is lost the Recovery Phrases is also lost, meaning you cannot import the
wallet to the new phone. Make sure you write the Recovery Phrase on a piece of
paper and keep the paper safe, where you keep your hard copy documents. You also
need to set up a Passcode or PIN to protect your digital wallet in your phone.
Now it’s time to get some Ubricoin into your wallet. You can buy Ubricoin in three ways:
from an exchange
from the main contract
Each has its own benefits.
Buying using Mpesa
Buying with Mpesa is the simplest method. By using Mpesa you buy coins directly from the Ubrica office. The price is constant. The current price is KSh. 100 and is determined by major liquidity and other significant events in the Ubrica ecosystem. Buying with Mpesa does not require you to register or provide personal information. The only thing required is your address and Mpesa transaction message to verify payment. This is the best option for people who are new to the system and for those who want to hold their coin to sell at a higher price in future. It is also the best option for people who want to join the market of crypto world this is a good starting point. Click here to buy using Mpesa
Buying from an
Buying from an exchange is very cheap and the price keeps on changing depending on the market. However, to buy Ubricoin (UBN) from the exchange you need to register first and buy UBN trading pairs such as ETH, BTC, LTC, DOGE, FNB or USDT. Buying from the exchange is the best option for people who are familiar with exchanges, those who are interested in trading and those who are already holders of other coins. Click here to buy from an exchange of your choice.
Buying from the main
Buying from the main contract involves sending ETH to the contract address, in return the contract sends Ubricoin to the sender (your) address. The price depends on the price of ETH. You therefore, need to buy ETH first to buy Ubricoin. This is the best option for people who already have ETH but do not want to involve themselves in trading. Click here to buy Ubricoins from the main contract.
A fully decentralized business model needs both a decentralized infrastructure and a decentralized decision making. Every user in a decentralized network becomes the owner of the network too. Blockchain facilitates the inclusion of fringe stakeholders to position of salience at the core of decision making. In healthcare today decision making is completely centralized. Decisions are made at international level. The current centralized system does not accommodate the fridge stakeholders in decision making.
Blockchain aims at changing the external environment by
including the distant voices from the fringe stakeholders who are most of times
neglected in our societies. This will help us understand the concerns of
distant and diverse stakeholders. Including the fringe stakeholders,
allows Ubrica to understand the complex and evolving issues that may
potentially affect the basis of its future and addressing them.
Ubricoin is a cryptocurrency built on ethereum blockchain. It is a peer-to-peer utility token that will give incentives to anyone in the world to facilitate global health. We will use Ubricoin to create platforms to support life science research and development, generic drugs manufacturing and health services delivery. As an ERC20 token, a UBN is configured to be used globally by all individuals.
We developed Ubricoin on blockchain to serve as a platform devoted to improving quality of health for all. Ubricoin will help achieve universal health, and therefore global health. We will use Ubricoin to develop health industry and create market intelligence through a cryptocurrency reward system that will inspire positive contribution to health improvement around the world. We will use a smart review system to reward consumers for positive health behavior. Educators at all levels of education, researchers, and practitioners at all levels will receive rewards for excellence, quality of work, and positive contribution to society.
We will use Ubricoin to facilitate meaningful interactions among peers working together in Ubrica ecosystem. To start, Ubricoin will facilitate point of sale payment system for Ubrica’s e-commerce platform (sokojanja.com). Ubricoin will reduce friction of currency in the trade and facilitate real time transfer of cash. Ubricoin will also act as the escrow to protect its members from fraud by eliminating middlemen who do not usually provide value for money.
A UBN is a utility token that represents future access to Ubrica
ecosystem. We will use Ubricoin to develop products and services that the token
holders will later redeem for goods and services developed by the token.
Ubricoin will support design, development and implementation
of Ubrica project to decentralize global health. Ubrica project involves building
world class capability for high qualitylife-science and health-production (LSHP) in the world. Ubrica project will create a node for
highly advanced biomedical research and development, and highest quality health
care services. The project will ensure sufficient support for discovery of
solutions to most vexing health problems in the world, particularly those emerging
from the African continent and other developing parts of the world.
Ubricoin will help gather intelligent data about health, nutrition information and diseases. Artificial intelligence will facilitate the presence of global health. Data gathered will help us develop smart community health decision support system, smart public health decision support system and smart clinical decision support systems.
The implication of artificial intelligence will include:
early disease detection algorithm built on International Classification of Diseases (ICD)
health and diseases monitoring
effect and impact evaluation of health programs
improved data security, accuracy and speed of diagnosis
A science and technology park, also known as a research park is a property based development that fosters the growth of tenant firms and affiliated with a higher institution of learning. The purpose is to facilitate sharing of knowledge, promote innovation and advance research to viable commercial products. The USTP will focus on quality of knowledge. Quality knowledge will lead to production of quality commercial products developed using data collected from the local communities. Ubricoin will facilitate design, development and implementation of Science and Technology Parks (STPs) adjacent to the African Universities. We will also provide STP Development and Management Service through our Scientific Real Estate Development Division (SREDD). The Science and Technology Park Development and Management Service will involve setting out the strategy and objectives of new parks and deciding on the best model for implementation. SREDD will manage many complex processes and diverse relationships.
University Science and
Technology Parks benefit to the community
and Technology Parks provide locations that foster innovation and development
and commercialization of technology and where government, universities and private
companies will collaborate.
Science parks will offer a number of shared resources such as incubators, program and collaboration activities, telecommunication hubs, reception, security, among others
Science parks also aim to bring together people who assist the developers of technology to bring their work to commercial fruition.
They can be attractive to university students who may interact with prospective employers.
Apart from tenants, science parks create jobs for the local community, for example they may be built with restaurants, sports facilities, etc.
Science parks catalyze community innovation.
Science park will produce quality product that are relevant, fit and have working capacity.
Knowledge Conversion/Technology Transfer Service
Ubrica will establish a University
Technology Transfer Office (UTTO) to facilitate the commercialization of
University intellectual property, including patents and copyrights. UTTO will
work with researchers and students in every college to prepare new inventions
for the patenting process and potential licensing opportunities.
UTTO’s job will be to create
sustained focus on transferring cutting-edge research and innovation to the
commercial marketplace, generating revenue and diversifying the economy. The
UTTO will have knowledgeable and professional staff with specialized
backgrounds. The UTTO staff will work in collaborative teams to create markets,
execute patenting and licensing of new ideas, discoveries and innovations, to
translate them into the commercial products and services. The UTTO will be
responsible for the development, protection, and utilization of intellectual
property rights. UTTO will serve as the liaison of cooperative ventures between
university and industry.
UTTO will promote and facilitate
business development and entrepreneurship by bringing researchers together with
experienced entrepreneurs and investors to form companies for commercializing
university technologies. The UTTO will create and foster new start-up companies
that will create jobs and provide mutually beneficial relationships to advance
technological innovations and to bring their services into the marketplace.
UTTO will maintain an electronic database of start-ups based on university
technology. The data base will be publicly available through Ubrica Website
that people can view and invest directly.
Structure for Science Parks Using Ubricoin
We will create a reward system for
the science park. Staff members who will work in collaborative teams to create
markets, execute patenting and licensing of new ideas, discoveries and
innovations will receive rewards. The Ubricoin will be used to provide
discounting services for knowledge conversion enterprise in:
exploration during the needs assessments and
research for both qualitative (phemenological,
ethnography and grounded theory) and quantitative research
(non-experimental, quasi experimental and experimental studies),
publication of original works, white papers,
monographs, anectdotes and case reports,
translation of scientific knowledge which may include
execution of patents, intellectual protection and
Ubricoin is a crypto currency developed to support a global health project (UBRICA) aimed at solving the three fundamental problems in healthcare
Lack of access to health care
Poor quality of care
High cost of healthcare
Lack of access to health care
Ubrica plans to overcome the problem of lack of access to care in two ways. One way is to use Ubricoin to facilitate construction of widely distributed clinical facilities integrated with retail centers and produce processing workshops. Such facilities will be known as URCCs. URCCs will solve the problem of physical access to health care . Ubrica Retail Clinical Centers (URCCs)will have a local produce value addition workshops, and a retail store. The local produce value addition workshops will collect primary produce in local communities to enhance value for export markets. Such value enhance products will be displayed in the onsite retail store and the online Soko Janja, for everyone on the world to see. Ubricoin will be used as payment gateway in the Soko Janja. The complete structure comprising the health services center, the produce value enhancement workshop and the retail store comprise the Ubrica Retail Clinical Center (URCC). URCCs will be the peripheral centers for data collection from the local people. Information collected from the URCCs will then be used in USTPs to develop local products for local communities.
The other way is to increase supply of money by redistributing money through Ubricoin crypto currency and facilitating trade by online and onsite retails markets.
Poor quality of care
To solve the problem of poor quality health care, Ubrics will improve quality of medical services by using Ubricoin to support design, development of science and technology parks (STPs) adjacent to all universities in Kenya. The STPs will promote translation and commercialization of university and community knowledge. This will bring to being, new knowledge technologies and services of great quality.
Ubrica Science and Technology Parks (USTPs) are knowledge conversion and transfer organizations. Ubricoin will promote exploration, research, publication, translation and commercialization of university and community knowledge in the USTPs. This will bring into being, new knowledge technologies and services of great quality. The USTPs will facilitate production of commercial products based on local knowledge collected from the local people. The USTPs will focus on the quality of knowledge, promote innovation and advance research to viable commercial products in the universities. Information collected from the local people through the URCCs will be used in the USTPs to generate products that have relevance, fit and working capacity in solving local problem.
High cost of healthcare
Ubrica will overcome high cost of medical services by using Ubricoin to support construction of a biomedical industrial city (BMIC). It is in the BMIC, that we will support education and manufacture of a full range of medical devices and all products used in health system. Locally manufactured technologies will be cheaper than imported ones.. The Ubrica One Biomedical Industrial City will be a 4,000 acre property with multiple land uses, designed for expresses purpose to promote high-tech manufacturing on biotechnology, and health care. Conditions to bring about disruptive innovations will prevail at Ubrica One. This will enable the participants to introduce brand new, less expensive and appropriate technologies for preventing, curing diseases, creating comforts of life. Technologies emerging from knowledge concentrated from local communities in Ubrica One’s catchment area will be relevant to local conditions.
Health care in Africa is faced with three fundamental problems. Previous efforts to solve the three problems in Africa have stalled. We therefore created Ustawi Biomedical Research Innovation and Industrial Centers of Africa (UBRICA) to address these three key problems: (a) lack of access to health services, (b) poor quality of health services, and (c) high cost of care.
We plan to overcome access problem in two ways. One way is to support construction of widely distributed clinical facilities integrated with retail centers and produce processing workshops. Such facilities will be known as URCCs. The other way is to increase supply of money by facilitating trade by online and onsite retails markets supported by blockchain money: Ubricoin. We will use Ubricoin to redistribute wealth to the marginalized communities making health care accessible to all.
We shall improve quality of medical services by supporting design, development and science and technology parks (STPs) adjacent to all universities in Kenya. The STPs will promote translation and commercialization of university and community knowledge. This will bring into being, new knowledge technologies and services of great quality.
We shall overcome high cost of medical services by construction of a biomedical industrial city (BMIC). It is in the BMIC, that we will support education and manufacturing of a full range of medical devices and all products used in health system. Locally manufactures technologies will be cheaper than imported versions.