We are in the middle of a water crisis and the migration to the Western Cape is not slowing down. With the increasing demand on our natural resources we need businesses that are addressing these most fundamental opportunities.
Stellenbosch University, in conjunction with the Stellenbosch community represented by the Stellenbosch Innovation District (SID), has decided to take up this Water and Waste Management Challenge to look for solutions to this local, national and international crisis by making science and innovation relevant for society.
A workshop will also be hosted to engage with the Stellenbosch entrepreneurial community on some of the details of the current opportunities in Stellenbosch in water and waste management which will take place at the Nedbank Stellenbosch University LaunchLab, and will also be broadcast live on the web.
Business ideas are to be pitched for in line with these 4 themes:
• Waste as a Resource
• Reducing water waste
• Water measurements and analytics
• Localised community services
The submission process starts off with a 3-minute video recorded pitch, which can be filmed by the participants remotely and then submitted online (via wetransfer), or at one of the scheduled locations listed here. Here, the first round of entries will be identified and assessed.
Selections for the final event which is currently scheduled for May 17, 2017 will be communicated by May 8, 2017.
Winners will receive their share of R50000 cash in addition to incubation support from the LaunchLab up to the value of R80000.
Entries will close on May 5 both in person and online via wetransfer.