The mLab Southern Africa (SA) has been tasked with managing a Gauteng Innovation Challenge (GIC) for mobile solutions on behalf of the Innovation Hub. Such challenges essentially invite members of the public to submit entries that either solve a particular problem, or simply demonstrate the most innovative apps in a particular sector. Examples of other past and present challenges include the following:
- Nokia’s Calling All Innovators
- World Bank’s Apps for Development Challenge
- Design Indaba Your Street
- Blackberry’s App Master Challenge
A core part of any online challenge is the website itself. The mLab SA is requesting proposals with quotes for the design, development and hosting of a challenge site.