Telkom announced the Open Innovation \’Mega Challenge\’ to all South African innovators. The company has invited all small and medium business, universities, research institutes, not-for-profit organisations, start-ups, individual inventors, and innovators to respond to the challenge with innovative proposals for technologies and solutions.
The challenge is based on a theme of products for the future that will stimulate and drive broadband growth. The focus areas include, but are not limited to, convergence, cloud solutions, vertical segment solutions, machine to machine solutions, smart buildings and smart cities.
Entries are judged on their innovation, feasibility, commercial viability, market appeal, must directly benefit economic growth and social development and stimulate broadband penetration.
Prizes: R200,000 worth of cash prizes and group products and services will be awarded for the three best submissions.
Deadline: November 30 and winners will be announced at the end of March 2014.