CcHUB Design Lab Rwanda Launched the Product Experience Factory

Kigali, October 26th, 2023 CcHUB Design Lab, a research and development lab innovating for social impact, proudly announces the launch of its groundbreaking initiative, the โ€œProduct Experience Factory”.  

The unveiling of the “Product Experience Factory” marks a significant milestone for CcHUB Design Lab as it continues to drive social innovation through research and development, leading to positive societal transformation. Among those in attendance at the launch were innovation managers, company founders, tech marketing and business unit operators, product designers, and software engineers. This initiative aims to address Africa’s significant business, development, and socio-economic challenges and reinforces CcHUB’s commitment to solving them. One of the biggest challenges faced by tech-enabled businesses in achieving sustainable growth is design and innovation, and the Product Experience Factory is the Design Lab’s response to support and strengthen the burgeoning tech ecosystem in Africa.

A large number of companies in Africa are still immature in their approach to design or do not value design enough. With a rapid ascent of digital transformation across companies and industries, customer demands are shifting rapidly, and usability or good design alone is no longer enough to meet todayโ€™s customer expectations. Product Design is booming in Africa, and a paradigm shift is needed in the way African businesses engage with their customers to deliver excellent user experiences.

The CcHUB Design Lab, through the Product Experience Factory (PEX), will strengthen and support tech-enabled startups and businesses in Africa, enabling them to access the expertise and resources they need to develop and launch successful digital products and services.
Commenting on the launch, Oluwaseun ADEPOJU, Managing Partner and Head of the CcHUB Design Lab says โ€œThis is another avenue through which CcHUB is facilitating collaboration and contribution to the growth of Rwanda’s burgeoning tech community and Africa’s tech sector at large.โ€

โ€œWith our extended experience in executing practical design projects and supporting multiple initiatives across the continent, the Product Experience Factory is set to become a creative platform that will nurture and support innovation-driven enterprises that will solve some of our social and business challenges at scale. “Added Kome Sideso – Product Experience Lead at the CcHUB Design Lab

Leveraging CcHUBโ€™s extensive global and pan-African network of partners, the PEX factory will provide technical support for startups & businesses and also build a thriving and engaging community of innovative product people (thinkers, designers, and strategists) that would grow, mature, and strengthen product teams, companies, and businesses within the ecosystem.

As we embark on this exciting journey, we invite tech-enabled business founders, developers, early career designers and product enthusiasts to be a part of The Product Experience Factory. It is not just a support system; it is an opportunity to unite in our pursuit of excellence and continuous learning, reshape the tech ecosystem, and write a new chapter of innovation and progress on the continent.

For more information or partnership engagement, please contact- designlab@cchub.africa
or call- +250 787 790 531

The CcHUB Design lab is the research and development (R&D) unit of the Co-creation Hub. We are a multidisciplinary team of Researchers, Data analysts, Product designers, and Engineers. We collaborate to solve systemic problems in Health, Education, Governance, and the private sector in Africa.