Newable is calling South African young innovators (aged 18-30) willing to rise to the challenge and collaborate with inspirational, like-minded entrepreneurs in the UK to form ground-breaking projects and be a force for positive change.
The Global Young Innovators Programme offers 60 forward-thinking, entrepreneurial minds from across South Africa and the United Kingdom (UK), a platform to join forces, ignite ideas and co-design solutions that can help solve some of the greatest challenges facing the global community.
Newable is tasking young innovators to generate innovative ideas to help address these five challenges in South Africa, with the potential to take that solution to a global scale.
Low-carbon: Solutions that can move South Africa towards a low-carbon economy.
Education: Products and services which can improve education and training – make it fairer, more inclusive, accessible and equitable.
Infrastructure: Innovations to support the sustainable expansion of cities, rural communities and infrastructure.
Urban & Rural Communities: Solutions which can create a positive impact on urban and rural communities, transforming them in sustainable ways whilst working to maintain their heritage and cultural access.
Quality Healthcare: Innovative ideas to improve the quality of healthcare provision, whether it’s directly medical or healthcare equipment that is more sustainable, sanitary and/or efficient.
Up to 15 projects generated by 30 Young Innovators will receive an average of R200,000 in grant funding, announced on the final day of the Pitch & Seed Funding Bootcamp.
South African entrepreneurs, leaders and founders, aged 18-30 years
With an innovative idea or early-stage solution to address one of the five global challenges
Eager to collaborate with a UK Young Innovator on a joint project
Have access to a stable broadband and internet connection
Applicants must be willing to commit to:
Attend all key programme dates
Fully engage with the programme’s package of support, including leveraging their project mentor
Work collaboratively with other South African and UK innovators
Share their journey and build their profile as a role model through participation in case studies, blogs, video content and PR activity