Youth For technology (YTF) announces 3D Africa’s HackforGood 2018

Application deadline: 15th June, 2018

Youth for Technology Foundation (YTF) has announced call for applications for the 2018 edition of 3D Africa Hack for Good ; an innovation accelerator for students, entrepreneurs and creatives. In this unique community, youth connect with other businesses and academic institutions to prototype products that accelerate growth, product innovation and job creation while delivering meaningful partnerships and global impact.

The hackathon is a design and prototype challenge where participants will compete by developing usable prototypes that can solve real-world problems in their communities.

Through a competitive application process, HackforGood 2018 will bring together up to 50 youth entrepreneurs, technologists, and/or creatives to hack technology. HackforGood 2018 will be held on the 2nd – 4th August, 2018. This years theme is “Create, Connect, Collaborate, Create for Good.” and the academic partner for this year is the University of Lagos, Lagos State.

Participants will be asked to use digital technologies in creative, innovative ways to benefit people and the environment with a view to offering solutions in a range of fields including health, agriculture and security.

The goal of this challenge is to create mock-ups or prototypes of products, services and ideas that are able to generate social and economic value for the community by hacking common objects and using open data, public APIs, frameworks for fast prototyping and software development, micro-controllers, sensors, and 3D Printers.

Over the course of 72 hours, participants will work with YTF staff and technology experts from private-sector companies, professors and lecturers from the University of Lagos, and YTF’s international technical partners to develop a viable technology prototype. Prototypes will be judged and winning teams will be announced and will be eligible for prizes.

Applications are currently open. You can go here to apply

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Akelachi Kejeh

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