It’s that time of the year once again, where 3M South Africa, one of the world’s largest innovative and multi technology groups continues to build on the success of the HIP2B² 3M Innovation Challenge.
The challenge, which was launched in 2012 by 3M and non-profit youth organisation HIP2B² is gearing up for an explosive 2016 event which aims to unearth the best technological and innovative ideas that the youth have to offer, using the Sciences Applied to Life as the benchmark for all entries.
The call is out now for grade 9 and 10 learners to enter the 2016 challenge, which tasks them with finding innovative solutions to everyday problems they face. Those entrants who make it to the final round will benefit from exposure to 3M’s wealth of intellectual and product resources, in support of their quest to become South Africa’s Top Young Innovator 2016.
Your innovation must be a solution to any of the following everyday problems:
- Howe we get from Place to Place
- How we stay healthy
- How we stay safe
- How to make everyday tasks easier
“The previous Challenges were a great success and made a significant impact on those learners who participated,” said Gina Cohen, Customer Innovation Centre Host Customer Engagement Specialist Business Services Operations.
“Science, is just science, until you make it improve the world. Learners are often overlooked by adults when it comes to solving real-life problems. We want