TuksNovation hosts a number of innovation challenges to identify top innovations for business incubation.
Activate Challenge 2019
Closes 22 March 2019
Activate Challenge 2018
TuksNovation Activate is an annual competition in UP’s Natural & Agricultural Sciences and Engineering, Built Environment & IT faculties. It searches for innovative technologies and start-ups that can be grown into successful businesses.
Tech Launch Pad
The Tech Launch Pad Competition is an initiative to equip young entrepreneurs with improved entrepreneurship skills and the capacity to develop a functional prototyp to turn their ideas into a commercial reality.
TuksNovation Activate Competition
TuksNovation Activate is an annual competition that searches for cutting edge and innovative technologies and start-ups that can be grown into successful businesses. The competition was open to all registered UP post-graduate and final year students in the Engineering, Built Environment & IT and Natural & Agricultural Sciences faculties. Winners receive 1 year of business incubation and technology development support in the TuksNovation Virtual Incubation Programme and R10 000 seed funding.
Tech Launch Pad Competition
The Tech Launch Pad Competition was hosted by TuksNovation in collaboration with UP’s Department of Informatics in the Engineering, Built Environment and IT faculty. The challenge was open to all UP students for idea generation.
The winning teams received seed funding and expert business development support through TuksNovation’s incubation programmes. Their ideas are being further developed into minimum viable products by a team of technically skilled UP 2nd, 3rd and honours Informatics students. Winners also have access to a well-equipped MadLab (Mobile Applications Development Lab) and state-of-the-art 3D printing facilities.