idea > create Student Innovation Competition 2016

Are you a CPUT student who is innovative, creative and would like see your idea grow?

Then enter the idea > create Student Innovation Competition 2016, and stand a chance of winning up to R20 000 and the title of South Africa’s next innovator.

An additional prize of R30 000 is also up for grabs, thanks to Eskom, who is promoting energy efficient management in the home.

To enter, you need to submit any of the following:

  • idea
  • design
  • project
  • prototype
  • innovation
  • business solution

Download an application form here.

Entries close 31 July 2016.

Competition background

The idea > create Student Innovation Competition is an annual competition that is hosted by the Technology Transfer Office (TTO). The competition challenges students to come up with new products, services or business plans. So far it has been a huge success - several patents have been registered and the ideas of several students have been turned into products.

Those who enter are invited to attend a series of workshops presented by industry experts, who share tips on innovation and how to start a business. Thereafter students submit their business plans to the TTO, with the finalist afforded the opportunity to pitch their ideas to a panel of industry experts.

Students who come up with the best ideas will walk away with cash prizes and a once in a lifetime opportunity to commercialise.

For more information contact the TTO at +27 21 959 6879 or +27 21 959 6044.