After weeks of public voting, the results are in: Congratulations to Dillon Martin on being named the winner of this year’s #IdeasForChange Challenge to make Stellenbosch a ‘Smarter City’!
Dillon secured R10 000 cash + a seat in one of the 2022 Stellenbosch University LaunchLab Programmes to the value of R20 000 with his idea to create a visual representation of Stellenbosch; an app that will see public spaces around town turned into digital hotspots via QR codes that – when scanned – will showcase virtual information in the physical world.
His aim is to give ordinary people the power to re-imagine space in Stellenbosch as we currently know it. The platform will allow creatives to design digital façades to beautify underutilised buildings; give local businesses the opportunity to run virtual ads in the real-world; and will afford members of the public new spaces in which to share important information with others.
In bringing this year’s competition to a close, we would like to thank Stellenbosch University and the SU LaunchLab for their sponsorship and continued support. We also extend a special thank you to all the participants who submitted their groundbreaking ideas to us. We thoroughly enjoyed your innovative creativity and look forward to everything you do in the future!
Innovus, Stellenbosch University
15 De Beer Street
PO Box 3135
t +27 (0) 21 808 3826