BarCamp & Hackathon Challenge (Innovation Workshop), 18 February 2019 – 22 February 2019 @Univen

Date 18 February 2019 – 22 February 2019
Place of the event University of Venda in Thohoyandou, South Africa
Application deadline 19 November 2018
Announcement participants Beginning of December
Theme Solar power, water power or medical devices in rural areas


Target Group The innovation workshop aims at students who are in their company (Praxisphase DHBW) and is also open to DHBW alumni and external lecturers as well as members of staff from our partner companies. Students at university can apply if their teaching schedule allows for this.

Selected DHBW-students will receive a stipend of up to 75% of travel, subsistence and accommodation cost. Selected students from IFM and NM-AIST will receive a stipend of 100% of travel, subsistence and accommodation cost.

More information:

The first 1,5 days are a BarCamp – an open conference. All participants are encouraged to briefly outline below what they could contribute: topic, the format (discussion, fishbowl, workshop, brainstorming session etc.) and time requirements (once or twice 45 minutes). Groups will be formed on day 2.

The rest of the week will be a hackathon (see description above). International and interdisciplinary groups will have time to work on implementing some of the ideas generated during the BarCamp.

The results of the Innovation Workshop will be presented on Friday evening during a Farewell Braai (BBQ).


  • Selected students and staff from partner universities (see target group)
  • AND all others selected from the hosting institution
  • AND interested industry and organisation partners of all universities (travel on own expenses)

Selection for funding (students only): Only complete application forms with convincing information will be considered.

Follow link to the application:


Feb 18 2018 - Oct 22 2018


All of the day


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