SANSA Challenge Brief | SAEO Open Innovation Challenge

ChallEnge Description

Economic activity in modern-day South Africa has been centered on mining activities, their ancillary services and supplies. Hundreds of thousands of South African communities and individuals depend on mining remaining sustainable to support them and their families.


CHALLENGE QUESTION

How can innovative technology applications for multi-sensor satellite data be used to advance societal and commercial competitiveness of the South African mining industry?


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OTHER AREAS OF SUPPORT USING EARTH OBSERVATION DATA

Submissions taking the below into consideration will be advantageous:

  • End-use post mine closure
  • Mining and agricultural overlap
  • Providing mapping services for access to land
  • Future uses of old mines (mining landscapes)
  • Tracking water use
  • Tracking environmental rehabilitation progress

 

THE PRIZES

  • R100 000 grant funding to develop innovation or further research;
  • Pitch access for possible seed investment ranging from $50k - $5m USD;
  • Access to unique multi-spectrum satellite imagery databases .

Please note that all supporting documentation and the submission response document must be mailed to
challenge@saeochallenge.com


For any questions / queries, please email: support@saeochallenge.com.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS 31 OCTOBER 2019 at 23:59 SAST. NO LATE SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.


THE JUDGING CRITERIA

Prototype Pitch 14
Ease of Implementation19
Quality and Relevance24
Commercial Viability and Scalability24
Originality/Innovation14