The Innovation Hub, the innovation agency of the Gauteng province, established the Gauteng Accelerator Programme (GAP) Innovation Competitions to recognise and reward innovative ideas that have the potential to significantly impact the Gauteng economy. PoolSense was declared a Winner in the ICT category!
GAP ICT aims to identify researchers and entrepreneurs working on ICT-based solutions to our country’s biggest challenges, from internet of things, artificial intelligence to mobile applications used in education. GAP ICT is a joint project with mLab Southern Africa and Intel. The top four winners share in milestone-tied business development money. In selecting the winners, an independent panel of judges considered business strategy, technology, market, the team, and impact of the technology.
Winners were announced during a Gala Dinner Awards that was held at The Innovation Hub during the Global Entrepreneurship Week on Thursday, 16 November 2017. “We are excited about the innovations and the calibre of the winners that came out of this year’s GAP Innovation Competitions; we are looking forward to taking this innovation forward to improve service delivery in government and the private sector. The winners will be incubated at The Innovation Hub’s Maxum Business Incubator and receive specialist product development support from the Climate Innovation Centre, mLab, BioPark and the eKasiLabs facilities.” says McLean Sibanda, CEO of The Innovation Hub. PoolSense was also awarded a major seed-funding prize in order to further our business.
Click this link to read all about the awards evening.