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The 27 Day Innovation Challenge is aimed at​

introducing creative cognition as a tool for problem solving. And the entrepreneurial skill required to develop solutions that have the potential to become viable businesses. ​

The programme is run over the coarse of 27 days in the form of weekly challenges. Each week covers a module, as key steps towards building the first iteration to a product solution.​

On the 28th Day participants submit their solutions online; only the top 27 will present to our panelists. And only the top 7 will be awarded a scholarship to further develop their solution into a viable business. ​

DEC | 2020

APRIL | 2021

REGISTRATION

START

On the 28th Day -upon completion of the challenge- participants will be required to submit the following documents on the online platform for review by their fellow peers and the industry panelists : ​

ATTACH ​

- canvases from the 4 modules ​

- visual representation of concept development ​

- 3min video pitch​

SUBMISSION

& PITCH

MASTER

CLASSES

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At the start of each week 2 master classes will introduce the module for the weekly challenge and provide some contextual understanding from industry professionals  ​

PROGRAM

 The WEEKLY Challenges can be broken down into 4 modules, 1 module will be covered per week : ​

  • 01 Searching​

  • 02 Testing ​

  • 03 Planning​

  • 04 Creating​

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WEEKLY

CHALLENGES

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MODULES

TOP 27

PROJECTS

The top twenty seven projects will get to present their ideas to our industry panelists​

INNOVATION CHALLENGE

The top 7 projects will be awarded 

Scholarships to the 

CROSS CLASS 

Accelerator programme. 

Valued at R35000​

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ROADMAP

01

SEARCHING​

FINDING YOU ​

FINDING THE GAP​

02

TESTING

​DEFINE EXPERIMENT​

ANSWER WHY

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03

PLANNING

PURPOSE & IDENTITY​

MASTER PLAN​

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04

CREATING

VALUE PROPOSITION​

CONCEPT SKETCH​

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TO OUR COMMUNITY

Participants to select 1 of the 4 sectors based on the problem they are interested in solving and not necessarily the sector which they have been educated to work in. 

STUDIOS

The 4 sectors will form the 4 Studio for the duration of the programme. Each Studio will introduce the current problems it faces in its sector.  

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This is aimed at training individuals to leverage off their transferable skills, in order to access opportunities across disciplines.   

Participants will then be required to produce an innovative solution to a given problem within their studio.  

Through our INNOVATION CHALLENGE....

FEATURES 

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Harness creativity to solve problems and build unique solutions

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Masterclasses by industry specialists addressing both design and entrepreneurship

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Collaborate with peers online through our members platform​

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Access our online learning material and ​

exclusive content​

THEPRIZE

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Many youth have a conceptual approach to how they see the world. We want to bridge the gap between creativity and commercial sensibility

Through our CLASS CROSS Programme

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Develop the entrepreneurial skills + creative mindset required to become transformative leader.

Prototype a product solution you can take to market with the assistance of local industry partners. ​

*Each project to receive Prototyping Funding ​

Online Course offering exclusive canvases and learning resources; accessible 24\7 from anywhere in the world. Connect and discuss learning break downs with peers + mentors ​

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1 on 1 strategy sessions with industry mentor  offered twice a month.​

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EDUCATIONAL

PARTNER

BECOME AN

 We work directly with TVET + DESIGN INSTITUTES & INSTITUTES OFFERING DESIGN COURSES  

TOGETHER WE CAN CREATE IMPACT IN AFRICA'S

CREATIVE ECONOMY

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