Youth Innovation Challenge 2019 Application
The Youth Innovation Challenge is an annual programme of Innovate Durban, held in partnership with various organisations. The purpose of the Youth Innovation Challenge is to create a platform for innovation to thrive in KZN by empowering the citizens - particularly the youth - to become innovative in their communities and in business. Innovate Durban has partnered with stakeholders such as Oracle, Aurecon, Adams & Adams, Go!Durban and eThekwini Municipality.

In 2019 we are focusing on the intended Integrated Rapid Transport Network led by the eThekwini Transport Authority and GO! Durban. The objective of Youth Innovation Challenge this year is to give the youth of Durban and surrounding areas an opportunity and platform to come up with practical innovative solutions to potential problems and find compelling value propositions for new businesses surrounding the project.

By completing this form you understand that, should you be shortlisted, it is compulsory that you attend all the workshops
Workshop 1: Launch, Industry overview and Design Thinking 23 September 2019
Workshop 2: Exposure Opportunity 24 September 2019
Workshop 3: Technical Solution Development 25-26 September 2019
Workshop 4: Business Plan Development 27 September 2019
Workshop 5: Pitching Den 28 September 2019

Great prizes up for grabs.

N.B: The competition is open to youth between the ages of 18 - 35.
Previous Youth Innovation Challenge winners will not be allowed to participate as candidates.

Applications close on the 30th of August 2019.

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Team Leader's Name *
First and last name
Team Leader's ID number/Passport number *
Please provide your teammate/s name/s and ID numbers
Email *
Phone number *
Do you have a registered business? *
Please indicate which field of study/work you currently studying/working in. *
Have you heard of Innovate Durban before? What do you think Innovate Durban's role should be in driving Innovation? *
Please explain your understanding of Innovation *
Please select the challenge that you will be focusing on *
Why are you interested in taking part in the Youth Innovation Challenge, and what are your expectations should you be shortlisted? *
Describe solution specification - what are some of the technical specs of your solution. *
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