Barclays Africa is inviting teams of innovators to submit ideas that will shake up the supply chain and add real value for millions of people.
Barclays Africa Supply Chain Challenge is focused on creating supply chain transparency. The journey of a product from manufacture to consumer, is often disjointed and inefficient.
The focus for this challenge is supply chain transparency. The supply chain, the journey of a product from manufacture to consumer, is often disjointed and inefficient. Currently there is a huge amount of interest in how we can increase this transparency of origin, not least with the use of block chain technology.
Propose a solution that creates more transparency between sellers and buyers, producers and consumers, throughout the supply chain.
Use blockchain, distributed ledger or any other technology.
The challenge is open to individuals, teams and start-ups
Entrants should be aged between 18–35 years and can be for any industry – textiles, mining, finance, food, water and more.
There will be five finalists. One member from each team will be invited to Cape Town on an all-expenses-paid trip to pitch their idea. They will receive professional pitch coaching and will present the idea to a panel of industry experts and Barclays executives.
Of the five finalists, one winning entry will be crowned ‘Barclays Africa Innovation Challenge Winner 2015’. The team will also receive $10 000 USD in prize money and a Barclays mentor for 6 months.
Application deadline is September 18th, 2015. Click here to register