Call For Applications : 2015 Intel Student Partner Program for University students

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Image credits: Intel

 

Intel student partner programme is designed to enable students at leading universities across the country to have the opportunity to work closely with Intel and understand our latest technologies. The program is for students who realize the best technology careers come to those who chase their dreams.

What are they  looking for?

The Intel Student Partner program offers technical training, incredible connections, and extraordinary opportunities. It exposes new Intel technologies to their  partners around the world. You merit sneak peeks at development tools, and industry-defining software applications. In turn, they ask you to inspire their peers by sharing and promoting these new technologies and benefits on campus.

Qualification Criteria

Participants can apply to be part of the Intel Student Partner Program Contest by submitting an application here.

Eligibility criteria are:

  1. University Status: Applicant must be enrolled in a full time program at a recognized university in Kenya, South Africa or Nigeria.
  2. Academic Excellence: Applicants must have a Grade Point Average of minimum B (or equivalent) from a recognized university. Proof of Grade Point Average in the form of academic transcripts is required.
  3. Leadership Experience: Applicants must demonstrate that they have previously organized and lead other students in running or implementing a project or event that is of value to the University community.
  4. Familiarity with Intel Products: Applicants must demonstrate that they have working knowledge of Intel product categories, specifically Intel Graphics Performance Analyzers, Intel’s cross-platform tools such as Intel® XDK,
  5. Applicants must also be active members of the Intel Developer Zone, and have an understanding of Android application development. Android application development knowledge will be verified during interview, where candidates will be required to perform a brief technical exercise. Intel Developer Zone membership will be verified by including your IDZ username in the registration process.

Selection of Intel Student Partners – Judging Process

Candidates will have their applications reviewed by a jury who will then shortlist candidates for face to face interviews. Face to Face interviews will be conducted by an Intel Representative, and interviews will take place at the University Campus. Interview for Short Listed candidates will focus on

  1. Presentation Skills: 10 minute presentation by the shortlisted candidate on a Technical Theme relevant to Intel, but proposed by the Candidate.
  2. Technical component: Assessment of the candidate’s technical knowhow in areas that are critical to Intel Intel Graphics Performance Analyzers, Intel’s cross-platform tools such as Intel® XDK, Applicants must also be active members of the Intel Developer Zone, and have an understanding of Android application development. (Android, Parallel Programming, Windows Phone Programming)
  3. Soft skills components: Assessment of the candidate’s ability to relate well with other students as well as faculty, and represent Intel at the University. This portion of the interview will assess for the following qualities in the candidate: Decision Making, Oral Communication, Integrity, Teamwork, Problem Solving skills.

What will You Get

Successful Intel Student Partners will receive the following benefits:

a) Profiling within the IDZ Africa Zone as a Student Partner.

b) Opportunity to participate in Intel Events locally and internationally. For any event that requires travel, Intel will cover all associated, reasonable costs (transport, accommodation and board) on behalf of the Student Partner based on actually incurred costs only supported by a valid proof of payment.

c) Intel Student Partners merit sneak peeks at development tools, and industry-defining software applications that are public but may not be readily available in your specific market.

d) Intel Student Partners will have access to mentors within Intel to support them build their global network and career skillset.

e) Monthly Stipend of $50 in equivalent local currency for every month that they are in full time enrolment at the University (excluding holiday months) which will be subject to additional contractual obligations with a local 3rd party agency that will be contracted by Intel Corporation. Additional contracts will need to be signed between the selected partners and the 3rd party agency.

f) Branded Intel Merchandise:  Branded Jacket, Branded T-Shirt, Branded Laptop bag, Branded Laptop Cover., of approximately $200 in value

Duration

Starting from 15th November 2013 Participants can apply at any time during the duration of the Program and will be notified within 1 month regarding the status of their application. Successful applicants will remain Intel Student Partners for the duration of 1 year, which is renewable subject to performance. Intel, at its sole discretion, may determine the end date of the Program.

Notification to successful applicants

The list of successful applicants will be posted here, and all successful applicants will all be directly contacted via email.

Delivery of the Prizes to the successful applicants

Branded merchandise will be delivered to successful Student Partners at their respective Universities, during the Induction program. Monthly stipend will be paid by the 3rd party agency directly to the Student Partners bank account on a monthly basis.

 

For more info. visit the official website

Experience Bici-Techonology* SAB 2015 Sessions now accepting applications!

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Location: Guatemala

Deadline : 1st December

The Bici-Tec School of Appropriate Bici-Technology in San Andrés Itzapa, Guatemala is now accepting applications for the first session of training program in 2015, which will run from February 2nd to April 3rd 2015.

Join the Bici-Technology team  to learn how to build bicycle machines and grow the movement of appropriate bici-technology!

Description Of the Program

This program offers training in the design, fabrication and installation of bicycle machines, such as bicycle-powered corn grinders and water pumps. These bicycle machines are an affordable and environmentally sustainable technology that increases rural productivity and furthers rural development.

The economic opportunities offered by bicycle technology can lead to the autonomy and empowerment of rural and indigenous families and communities worldwide.

This is a hands-on learning experience facilitated by Bici-Tec founder Carlos Marroquin, a world leader in pedal-powered technology.

Carlos comes to the program with over fifteen years experience in design, construction and implementation of bici-technology. International and Guatemalan students will study side by side in this hands-on program.

Applications  are now  accepted through December 1st for this exciting program!

NOTE : If you’re interested in attending the Bici-Tec School of Appropriate Bici-Technology at a different time, stay tuned for more information about  their  Summer 2015 session!

For more information and to  how to apply,visit the official Website  or  generally – www.bicitec.org

Follow them  on Facebook at  – www.fb.com/bicitecGT.

For any burning questions, Email the team via  – info@bicitec.org

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: ITU Telecom World 2014’s Young Innovators Competition

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ITU, the leading United Nations agency for information and communication technologies (ICTs), in partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO) is looking for innovative ideas on how ICTs can help smart cities to slow down or mitigate the effects of climate change and thereby improve people’s health.

This might include novel technologies or combinations of existing technologies, services, and systems which would shape a smart city. It may focus on monitoring or reporting on climate change, mitigating or adapting the impact of climate change on society, or on changes in technology and society that lead to a greener community.

BENEFITS

  • $5,000 USD in funding
  • Mentorship, Networking and high level exposure before an influential global audience of decision-makers
  • Working on concepts and ideas for new social start-ups which directly address climate change and its negative impact on health through a process of co-creation
  • Part of the select group of 10 young innovators from all over the world present at ITU Telecom World 2014 in Doha, Qatar.

ELIGIBILITY

  • An entrepreneur
  • 30 years of age and below

DEADLINE: 7th October, 2014

To apply and for more information visit here

Innovation Prize for Africa

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Deadline: 31 October 2014, 23.59 GMT
Open to:
innovators, academics, entrepreneurs living and based in Africa
Award:
grand prize of 100.000 US dollars

Details

The African Innovation Foundation (AIF) is calling on all African innovators to submit their entries for the fourth edition of the Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) competition. The IPA is presented annually, enabling and encouraging African pioneers to develop creative ideas and techniques to overcome some of the challenges faced by the continent and support sustainable development.

The 2015 IPA recognizes innovative breakthroughs that unlock new African potential in the following five priority areas:

  • Agriculture/agribusiness – Innovations that have demonstrated a lead in the agricultural sector, particularly, value added at specific points of the agricultural value-chain. It is about providing new ways to ensure a food-secure future for the African continent and the world. The innovation could be about commercial and market-oriented farming as well as small-scale and subsistence farming.
  • Environment, Energy and Water – Innovations that have demonstrated a lead in developing or applying cost-effective, smart renewable energy generation processes, cleaner water supply systems etc. It is about the way we adapt to climate challenges and steward our natural resources to impact the inheritance we leave to the future generations of Africans.
  • Health and Well-being – Innovations that have demonstrated high impact or potential in improving the physical, mental, and social well-being of individuals or communities, through prevention, treatment etc. It is about finding new treatments, cures and approaches that ensure longer, happier and healthier lives. This might include the development and use of traditional and modern medicines, improved sanitation, hygiene and treating or preventing the major diseases faced by the continent.
  • Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) – Innovative ICTs applications that have demonstrated their potential in addressing key development challenges in African societies (e.g. in communities) or economy, including: software, mobile/wireless technologies and local language software. It is about developing new solutions that address everyday challenges that help Africans live and work more successfully
  • Manufacturing and Service Industry – Innovations that have demonstrated a lead on addressing the key pillars of innovation in production technology/industry: creating high added-value, greener, more customer focused and/or high quality products; manufacturing more with less input materials, using lowest energy and creating fewest or zero waste. It is about helping people across the continent literally build better lives.

Eligibility

The contest is eligible to African entrepreneurs, academics or inventors with an innovation that could potentially provide an African solution to some of the continent’s every day challenges. Africans in the Diaspora can also apply if their innovations are of significance for Africa.

Awards

The prices for the Innovation contest for Africa are:

  1. First Prize (USD 100.000): This prize will be awarded to the innovator with the overall best innovation that meets all the above mentioned IPA criteria and has clear business potential.
  2. Second Prize (USD 25,000): This prize will be given to the selected innovator with a commercially driven innovation. Beyond the aforementioned five criteria, this category of Award will be carefully assessed on its marketability potential and will be awarded to the innovation with the best commercial/business potential.
  3. Special Prize for Social Impact Innovation (USD 25,000): This category of award will be assessed carefully on its particular social impact in the community/country and will be awarded to the innovation with the best social impact.
  4. Finalists: The top-10 finalists shall be invited for face-to-face interviews and to the award ceremony.  All finalists will receive certificates. In addition, the AIF will also provide in-kind support to each finalist up to a maximum of USD 5,000 in post-prize technical support to assist in moving the innovation to the next step. Media coverage and additional support might also be mobilized for the finalists.

Application

In order to apply for the fourth edition of the Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) competition you need to:

  1. Download the application form ;
  2. After you fulfill it with the needed information about you and your innovative project send the application form alongside with the required documents to : ipaaplications@africaninovation.org

For additional information and information about the selection criteria download the official call and visit the official website

2014 Mobile Impact Ventures Program, m:lab East Africa’s accelerator program

 

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Application Deadline: August 27 2014

The Mobile Impact Ventures Program (“MIVP”), m:lab East Africa’s accelerator program for impact ventures with innovative solutions in agriculture, health & water and education, is currently seeking applications for its second cohort. The m:lab’s accelerator is backed by the Rockefeller and Tony Elumelu Foundation’s, through the Global Impact Investment Network’s (“GIIN”) Africa Impact Economy Innovations Fund (“IEIF”).

The 3 month program supports startups in scaling their business through a tailor made acceleration process designed to facilitate the improvement of: business model, technology, customer discovery and potential for raising funding. This is delivered via intensive business masters classes, coaching with business experts and mentoring with sector specialists.

Who should apply?

  • If you are an early stage startup with a mobile solution for a challenge faced in the agriculture, health & water or education sectors, this program is designed for you.
  • Startups are required to have at least one team member with experience or educational background in software programming and at least one team member with a background in business or experience pursuing a business venture. In addition, having a team member with has prior experience in the designated sector (i.e. agriculture, health & water and education) is an advantage.

Benefits

The Mobile Impact Ventures Program offers services valued at over $15,000 USD in return for equity of 3%, the services include:

  • Business coaching sessions with startup specialists including a business model assessment,
  • Multiple sessions with sector specialist mentors,
  • Modular and dynamic training workshops on entrepreneurship and technology skill for mobile impact ventures based on needs assessment.
  • Tailored technology coaching to the needs of your business based on technical needs assessment,
  • Shared coworking space in the m:lab for the duration of the program
  • Access to legal and financial advisory services on an as needed basis
  • Access to the product testing lab in the m:lab including phones across all major operating systems,
  • Up To $1,000 worth of hosting credit per month with SoftLayer for 1 year,
  • UX and graphic design services including a design of a professional logo and presentation template, user interface designs and graphic mockups (e.g. template with HTML5, CSS & Graphic elements) as well as consultation for setting up a usability session.

what is required of you

  • A commitment fee of Kshs 7,000 will be required from the social ventures that get admitted to the program. Kshs 5,000 of the commitment fee will be refundable upon the venture’s completion of program milestones.
  • The program will require the entrepreneurs involved  to “Get out of the building” and interact with potential users, customers or partners for insights.
  • Participants will therefore spend much time in the field undertaking experiments to validate their business models and to grow their revenue potential.
  • Startups who complete this three month program will also pitch for cash funding of $5,000, awarded to winning 2 startups in the cohort.

Apply Now for the 2014 Mobile Impact Ventures Program (“MIVP”), m:lab East Africa’s accelerator program

For More Information and how to apply:

Visit the Official Webpage of the The Mobile Impact Ventures Program

FREE CODING LESSONS WITH GOOGLE FOR WOMEN

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Google is offering vouchers to any women and minorities interested in learning how to code.

This opportunity is open to all women all over the world. Do not be left behind if at all you have been yearning to learn how to code.

 The search giant  is paying for three free months for any women and minorities interested in tech to expand their skills.

Google  released an online application that’s available to women everywhere. Google says its available vouchers for women number in the “thousands.”