Attacq has launched it 2017 Smart Cities Innovation Pitching Platform with the aim of turning its flagship development, Waterfall City, into a smart city.
The platform is targetted at aspiring and emerging entrepreneurs to pitch their smart city business ideas for potential implementation.
Applicants stand a chance to win their share of R100,000 for direct business needs, or incubation support to the value of R150,000.
To enter, applicants will need to develop their solution from concept stage and then prove its feasibility to become a viable business.
Attacq specifically said it was looking for entrepreneurs with solutions that focus on opportunities in:
- Location technologies
- “Black screen” technology
- Technology to improve experiences in spaces where people live, work and play.
Participants can submit their business ideas in the format of a 3-minute video pitch with no digital presentations, recorded at participating university campuses across the country and entered through a bespoke pitching platform.
The contest is open to all aspiring innovators, from student and non-student communities, and applications will close on 29 September 2017.
Applications can be submitted here.