Frugal Innovation Bootcamp

Join students from Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship (Sweden) in for a week-long Bootcamp at the UCT GSB Solution Space at Philippi Village, to learn about challenge driven innovation and entrepreneurship in resource constrained environments with Professor Mikael Samuelsson.

When: 15 July 2022 08:00 - 22 July 2022 17:00 (GMT+2)
Where:UCT GSB Solution Space, Philippi Village, 1 Cwangco Crescent, Philippi, Cape Town, 7100
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Join students from Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship (Sweden) in for a week-long Bootcamp at the UCT GSB Solution Space at Philippi Village, to learn about challenge driven innovation and entrepreneurship in resource constrained environments with Professor Mikael Samuelsson.
 

This Bootcamp looks at locally defined societal challenges and social entrepreneurship to address them through high impact entrepreneurial activities and innovation, while at the same time creating much needed economic activity in challenging environments. Learn to tackle societal challenges with a structured and holistic entrepreneurial approach.

Dates: Friday 15 July to Friday 22 July 2022 (in person attendance is required daily between 8:00am and 17:00pm on weekdays. The programme for the weekend will be confirmed)
 

In the lead up to this programme, there will be 2 online pre-sessions (Mandatory) to introduce the teams, the projects and all details needed for the bootcamp. The dates and times for the pre-sessions are:

-       21 June 16h00-18h00

-       7th July 16h00-18h00

Transport: A shuttle will be available to and from UCT campuses.
 

Eligibility: Currently registered University of Cape Town post graduate students (across all faculties).

Application deadline: 19 June 2022
 

MORE ABOUT THIS BOOTCAMP : Based on a challenge driven pedagogy, learn how to approach open-ended societal challenges in a resource constrained environment, how to use and implement systematic methodologies for identifying problems underlying societal challenges and find viable and desirable solutions. In addition, to understand how systems complexity and dynamics across different scales of a system impact how societal challenges are perceived and addressed in the context of South Africa - what works (and what doesn’t) in innovative startups and inspiring leading-edge organisations that are remaking their marketplace and finally to address and understand how to deliver new products and services in challenging settings.

The Bootcamp takes a practical approach to understanding, teaching, and building businesses. Participants will gain a better understanding of how to discover and develop entrepreneurial ventures and frugal innovations in challenging environments.

 This course is accredited by the University of Cape Town.