Social Innovation Challenge Switzerland – South Africa
The Swiss Leading House for South Africa, together with its partners in South Africa, invite researchers for an Open Innovation Challenge.
The challenge owners are interested in identifying and supporting sustainable innovations aiming to improve health in low-income urban settlements in South Africa.
The following social innovations in housing are targeted:
* Innovations in renewable, clean and affordable energy, * Affordable building materials with low environmental impact, * Innovations in waste disposal, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), * Innovations in architecture/planning to reduce unintentional injuries and improve health & safety in low-income housing environment
On the Swiss side, this challenge is open for researchers i.e. Master and PhD students, Postdocs and researchers of Swiss Universities, Universities of Applied Science and research institutes or centres of technological excellence with research track record.
Five shortlisted Swiss projects will take part in the South African Innovation Summit Camp – One week full of activities around innovation in Cape Town (3 – 9 Sept 2017).
The South African Innovation Summit Camp aims to expose Swiss researchers with applicable projects to market opportunities in South Africa. This goal will be achieved by participation at the renowned South African Innovation Summit (www.innovationsummit.co.za/
Application deadline is 31 July 2017.
Detailed call information is available on the following website: www.siih.org.za
For enquiries, please contact Dorina Kühner at Dorina.firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:Dorina.email@example.com>