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SOCIAL INNOVATIONS IN PREVENTATIVE HEALTH FOR HUMAN SETTLEMENTS ACROSS SOUTH AFRICA

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The challenge partners are the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA); the Department of Science and Technology (DST); the Embassy of Switzerland in South Africa; the Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI), and the Swiss Leading houses of the University of Basel and the Swiss Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH).

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The Swiss Leading Houses (University of Basel and Swiss TPH) and the South African Leading House (NRF National Research Foundation) are interested in identifying and supporting sustainable social innovations aiming to improve health in human settlements across 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

Prizes/Offer

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/) in addition to a number of activities related to innovation such as:

 

-Visits to key institutions;

-Workshop on doing business in South Africa;

-Networking event at the Swiss Embassy in South Africa;

-Participation at a specially hosted World Café; a matchmaking, showcasing and networking event;

Eligibility

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.

Terms & Conditions

-Showcasing of innovations in the planned Swiss South Africa World Environmental & Water Resources Congress in 2018;

-Participation in the Swiss-South African Business Development Programme

-Travel support for Swiss participants

Application Procedure

To submit a product for ECN Impact Awards consideration:

-Create your account.

-Follow the easy-to-use-submission process.

-You will be sent an email confirmation when your entry is finalized and paid.

-Once you pay for your entry, it is locked and cannot be changed.

To apply, please submit your proposal to submissions [at] siih.org.za

Application Deadline
Monday 31 July 2017
Call status
Expired
Timetable

Application deadline is 31 July 2017

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Start Date

End Date

1

Challenge Go-Live date

3 July 2017

n/a

2

Challenge submission period

3 July 2017

31 July 2017

3

Evaluation period

1 August 2017

15 August 2017

4

Feedback to respondents

16 – 31 August 2017

1 September

5

Trip to SA Innovation Summit / SA ecosystem, Academia & Industry Training

3 – 9 September 2017

n/a

Contacts/For more information

For enquiries, please contact Dorina Kühner at dorina.kuehner [at] unibas.ch

or Rinus Schwim at rinus.schwim [at] siih.org.za

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