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Welcome to AquaTech Hackathon 2021
June 26 @ 9:00 am - June 27 @ 5:00 pm
Aqua refers to anything relating to water; living in or near water, taking place in water. As such, Aqua Technology (or AquaTech) refers to technologies built to address or improve water-related cases, and to fast-track sustainable solutions for Africa’s water-energy-food nexus challenges.
An AquaTech Hackathon, hosted by The Business Clinic will take place virtually with a focus on the Eastern Cape province on 26 – 27 June 2021. This is a response to challenge creative thinking, unearthing, and the development of solutions to address this growing challenge in order to protect this precious resource.
Throughout the weekend, the participating teams will engage in the process of ideating and using technological tools to build solutions in response to the challenges. Mentors and representatives of the stakeholder will provide guidance and assistance to the teams as they develop minimal viable products.
Facilitated by ICT organization Geekulcha, the hackathon will focus on aqua technologies’ solution development to help unearth innovation in the water space. The hackathon will encourage participants to ideate and develop Minimal Viable Product (MVP) solutions on the theme of AquaTech.
Hackathon winners will also have the opportunity to pitch to the 4IR AquaTech Accelerator, a 6-month mentorship-driven program that is designed to identify, develop, support, fund, and up-scale a new generation of 4IR enabled solutions.