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UCT Upstarts 2015 Week 15: Digital Innovation with Jonathan Mackenzie

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UCT Upstarts 2015 Week 15: Digital Innovation with Jonathan Mackenzie

UCT Upstarts is the Vice-Chancellor’s Social Innovation Challenge. It’s a joint-initiative between UCT, the Bertha Centre for Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship and Super Stage. UCT Upstarts is igniting a ‘Student Start-up Nation’ by creating a parallel university experience – one that produces a generation of both graduates and social entrepreneurs - who solve real-world problems from campus, and launch start-up realities beyond it. UCT Upstarts is building a ‘Social Innovation Culture’ that literally does make Africa work better and is helping to create an ‘Innovation Economy’ that actually does create jobs – starting from campus!

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UCT Upstarts 2015 Week 15: Digital Innovation with Jonathan Mackenzie

  1. 1. HOW DIGITAL INNOVATION CAN IMPROVE THE LIVES OF PEOPLE BE PART OF IT
  2. 2. WHAT WE DO.
  3. 3. ABOUT US. WHO? We are a Social Innovation Company that is inspired by peoples needs and technology. WHAT? We build digital products, services, mobile applications and content. We follow a collaborative process of Co-Exploring, Co-Discovering and Co-Creating ideas for the most valuable asset of all, our people. WHY? We believe that digital innovation can help solve social, environmental and educational problems that we face. We believe people are the most valuable commodity of all. We believe success lies in improving the lives of people not just making profit.
  4. 4. WHAT INSPIRES US.
  5. 5. HUMAN CENTERED TECH. - How can we make the search for information easy? - How can we bring people together globally? - How can we make getting a taxi more efficient? A simple human need is behind all great technology platfo
  6. 6. REAL WORLD PROBLEMS. Crime. Education. Health + Food. Jobs + Industry. Problematic situations in our society inspire the need for zalu
  7. 7. ZAlutions that are good for people, planet and profit. THE SUSTAINABILITY TRIPLE LINE.
  8. 8. “ IF YOU WANT TO WALK FAST, WALK ALONE. IF YOU WANT TO WALK FAR WALK TOGETHER. “ BE PART OF IT AFRICAN PROVERB THE POWER OF THE COLLECTIVE
  9. 9. OUR APPROACH.
  10. 10. Our network of journalists & researchers investigate, identify and expose relevant problematic situations in the world. UNDERSTANDING THE NEE INVESTIGATE IDENTIFY EXPOSE
  11. 11. By collaborating and listening to the needs of a targeted community we develop a socially conscious solution inspired by South Africans. DEVELOP COLLABORATIVE SOLUTIONS SHARE INSIGHTS GET FEEDBACK EXPOSE THE BRIEF
  12. 12. CROWDSOURCE ZALUTION
  13. 13. These solutions are open to the public on social platforms to discuss, share, evolve and vote on. EXPOSE SOCIALLY + PROTOTYPING SHARE SOLUTION SOCIAL VOTE + FEEDBACK DEVELOP PROTOTYPE
  14. 14. OUR ZALUTIONS SHOWCA
  15. 15. PROJECT SILVERLINE Using smart phone technology to improve the lives of Senior Citizens
  16. 16. UTT FORCE FOR GOOD Working with Chevrolet to uplift communities in South Africa.
  17. 17. OURHOOD MOBILE NETWO Using a mobile network to connect neighbours and strengthen co
  18. 18. OURHOOD MOBILE NETWO
  19. 19. OURHOOD MOBILE NETWO
  20. 20. COCA COLA – EVERY BOTTLE HAS A STORYWe worked with Coca-Cola in the Philippines to co-develop a vitamin rich drink called NutriJuice, a beverage that provides nutrients and iron to help reduce the incidence of Iron Deficiency Anemia among schoolchildren. Coca-Cola has distributed NutriJuice to over 100,000 schoolchildren in the Philippines
  21. 21. SAVING A WHALESHARK FROM CAPTIVITYUsing social media to save the life of a whale shark .
  22. 22. WE BELIEVE THAT ALL WE BELIEVE THAT ALL OF YOU SITTING HERE TODAY COULD BECOME ZALUTIONISTS AND BE AGENTS OF CHANGE IN AFRICA BE PART OF IT SEND US YOUR ZALUTIONS TO : INFO@ZALUTIONS.COM
  23. 23. WE BELIEVE THAT ALL THANK YOU

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