Ecosystem Description

Innitiative Details

Description :

Open Campus is a GKSS programme to promote mass access to technological resources and tools, promote open innovation and elevate collaboration economy in the Northern Cape. The meetup events will be hosted at various campuses for students in Kimberley. 

 

Founders: GKSS-SPU, NCDev Ecosystem

Year: 2016

Industry: ICT, Meetups

Operating Status: Active

Contact Details: +27632373611

Website: https://gkss.geekulcha.dev/

Project: Open Campus Tech Meetups

Open Campus is a GKSS programme to promote mass access to technological resources and tools, promote open innovation and elevate collaboration economy in the Northern Cape. The meetup events will be hosted at various campuses for students in Kimberley. 

Students will connect, learn, share and help each other grow with each other's skills/knowledge.

The initiative will roll out to ATTI, the rural/urban FET colleges and high schools (career development/alignment).

Some Details

  • What: A campus meetup event to discuss and elevate ICT, Innovation and SME scene
  • When: Once a Month
  • Where: At various campuses (mostly SPU and TUT)
  • Target number: 30 - 40
  • Duration: From 3pm (1.15 hours)
  • Social Media: #OpenCampus
  • Needs: Venue, WiFi, Pizza, Drinks, Projector + Sound, Facilitator

These sessions will have a tradition of Pizza and Soda over Tech talks while celebrating and elevating human achievements. It seeks to ensure that everyone understand the Northern Cape Innovation and Tech ecosystem.

Objectives of the Open Campus

- Connect local talent in the Tech, Innovation and Entrepreneurship scene

- Bring more tech Enlightenment and Excitation

- Help forecast the Northern Cape's digital transformation

- Scout talent for work and collaborative opportunities

- Enabling innovators to work together by understanding the ecosystem

Registration Process

Registration will be set up and open to all students in the selected campus around the province. This would be of value or takeaways for students:

- Showcase your innovation for traction or collaboration

- Get help with tools/resources for acceleration of innovation

- Acquire new knowledge of growth

Structure of the Open Campus workshops will have a structure including these items:

- Theme for the week chosen a week before 

- App of the week making life easy

- Innovator of the week in NC

- TED Talk watch

- Weekly guest (can be over Skype)

- Open Discussion on the theme

- Upcoming events

Call for Support | Monthly Partners

Open Campus is an initiative that has a few costs involved, so in order to support the ecosystem, we seek to collaborate with organizations that wants to reach to the community (of students, innovators, entrepreneurs and developers) in building their skills and equipping them with Knowledge in the ICT, Innovation and SME scene.

What we require from potential partners:

  • Donation per Meetup for resources
  • Giveaways (bags, pens, notepads, mugs etc.)
  • Give a talk over Skype or Hangouts.
  • Invite Spreaker

The following may be of value to the partnering organization

  • For Sponsored Wednesday the title will include “Powered by Company X”
  • Photos and Live videos taken and shared
  • Social media mention and logo to be placed on Opencampus.ncdev.co.za
  • Mention on Geekulcha radio show.

Photos: 

  1. Fin Tech:
    https://flic.kr/s/aHsm3efsVe
  2. Woman's day:
    https://flic.kr/s/aHsm6P9fLG
  3. Visual Recognition: https://flic.kr/s/aHsm2HAg7T

Get in touch: info@ncdev.co.za