If you think you’ve come up with an idea for a purpose-led solution to our country’s many social and economic issues, now’s your chance to enter the RE:SOLVE Challenge. You could be chosen to form part of a six-month design thinking programme and win your share of R100 000 in grant funding to develop your concept further. But hurry, entries close on 31 October 2021.
RE:SOLVE is funded by the City of Cape Town, and organised by the Craft and Design Institute (CDI), a non-profit company with 20 years of success in developing creative people, small businesses and the craft and design sector in South Africa. RE:SOLVE’s aim is to inspire the entrepreneurial spirit of individuals and teams to co-create bold solutions, with a focus on access to economic opportunities, quality healthcare, food security, and water and sanitation.
“The RE:SOLVE Challenge is a fantastic opportunity to join in a facilitated process that will help South African innovators take their ideas from concept to more of a reality,” says Erica Elk, Group CEO of the CDI.
“We are looking particularly for solutions that can improve the lives of the most vulnerable in our society. It’s a challenge not just for designers, but for anyone who is passionate about contributing to finding solutions to some of our biggest problems and has ideas for products or services – new or already tried and tested in some way – that they want to get traction with. The RE:SOLVE Challenge is also ideal for those SMMEs in the country who have ideas for new products or services that improve equitable access in our society – the Challenge can assist these innovative SMMES to shift their concepts to the next level.”
RE:SOLVE Challenge applications are online only. Enter here: https://www.thecdi.org.za/page/RESOLVE.