Home appliance maker Defy in South Africa has announced that it will host the online hackathon “Hack The Normal” starting March 5th.God To 7God, 2021.
According to the company, the initiative is designed to explore how to leverage sustainable residential technology and economic development in Africa.
With the support of sister company Defy Beko, Hackathon participants will have the opportunity to develop new products, services and business models with commercialization potential to address one of the following challenges: financial solutions, sustainable living and a healthy lifestyle.
In addition, during the three-day hackathon, participants will be trained in a huge number of areas ranging from problem discovery and solution development to prototyping and storytelling. They will also have the opportunity to refine their ideas with the help of coaches and instructors who are experts in the fields of business, technology and design. According to Defy, projects that meet the criteria for impact, applicability and commercialization will be selected for further development.
“We invite people from a variety of fields to join in to innovate new solutions to ensure sustainable life in Africa, stimulate economic growth and improve the state of our world,” said Owen Albash, CEO of Defy Appliances.
Applications close on February 28thGod , 2021 and will be received from both individuals and teams who have ideas or projects dealing with the hackathon challenges. Successful participants will be notified on March 3rdResearch and development, 2021 via email.
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