Innovation Bridge Portal South Africa

Are you interested in data science? Can you hack data and produce innovations? Do you want to be part of ground-breaking innovations?

NEMISA will be hosting a virtual Data Science Hackathon in all Provinces from 26-28 February 2021; 

  • North West - Mahikeng Digital Innovation Hub;
  • Northern Cape – Sol Plaatje University;
  • KwaZulu Natal – Innovate Durban;
  • Gauteng – University of Johannesburg;
  • Western Cape – OpenUp;
  • Eastern Cape – The Cortex Hub;
  • Mpumalanga – University of Mpumalanga;
  • Limpopo – University of Limpopo and;
  • Free State – Mirae Robotics and Automation Solutions

Click here for more information.

Click here to register your team for the hackathon. 

Full description

This particular hackathon seeks to engage with government data to unlock insights that could inform policy decisions. The hackathon is a collaborative multi-stakeholder partnership between provincial governments, universities, the youth, digital technology experts and mentors in partnership with data science enthusiasts.

Prizes per province 

Main winner - R 15 000

1st Runner up - R 10 000

2nd Runner up - R 5000

Special prize

R100,000 towards the improvement of the overall winner solution (Prototype Development).

Closing date


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