The GAP ICT competition has been running annually since 2011. Get to know the past winners and finalists by browsing the video clips below.
ICT Finalists for 2016
|A project management platform that embraces differences between technical and non-technical people in software companies. Allowing them to collaborate effectively without compromising the software development workflow. EngineOne brings code and project management together to give teams wider visibility on what is going on every day. This helps companies priorities together and move as a single unit.|
360 Degree Mixed Reality Displays
|The solution is a low-cost, communal viewer of VR, 360 Photo and 360 Video content.
It also serves as an indoor planetarium that can showcase planetarium movies and run a number of open-source planetarium applications.
SpazaPro is a digital route-to-market solution that allows township retailers and their customers to directly engage with manufacturers, participate in group buying programmes and receive loyalty incentives and rewards from manufacturers.
SpazaPro allows township retailers to place orders which are aggregated to allow them to access better pricing and rebates from manufacturers.
WiPo is developing a wireless charger for drones being powered of electricity transmission lines. This is in addition to installing wireless power technologies in areas where it is most valuable. From using inductive coupling charging from laptops to microwave charging for drones over a greater distance.
Token is a repository for sales receipts, the system allows users to perform data analysis and reporting on their expenses. It facilitates the smooth interaction between company expenses, accounting and auditing, the system starts capturing expenses all the way from the bottom of the organization to the top all by itself.
|SHABAM INVESTMENTS is a unit-trust distribution platform in an Android and iOS application format. All functions are aligned to target those individuals who could not previously access unit-trust based investment products due to financial, and/or knowledge barriers|
|Emoticons are smiley based customisable devices for vehicles that suggests to drivers behind that they are encroaching on safe (happy) driving distances based on the “smile” or upside down smile displayed by the device. The safe driving distance, commonly accepted as being 3 seconds, is speed dependent to account for traffic.|
|Haider is a two-sided mobile app that allows clients to book and pay salon services on demand and
hairstylists and salons to accept/reject job offers.
The second phase will allow clients to request a hairstylist to come to their home (as opposed to
them going to the salon) allowing us to on-board stylists who do not operate from a brick-andmortar
salon and to operate 24/7.
Grassroot’s mission is to reduce the cost, time and skill it takes to organise in low income communities across South Africa. To do so, we are creating simple, purpose-built tools that allow ordinary people with any phone to call meetings, take votes, and log actions and decisions.
CommutaX – Sevices on the go
CommutaX is a platform that aims to enhance the commuter experience on mass transit systems in South Africa. The launch app allows public transport users to access services such as ordering a cab, coffee or umbrella for pickup at their destination station. Simple selection and payment will ensure seamless user interaction.
hearScreen has developed a low-cost mHealth solution for hearing problems by providing clinically valid tests, operated by untrained persons with cloud-based data management and referral systems linking patients to services. hearScreen’s vision is to impact the 1.2 billion globally who suffer hearing difficulties through affordable access and linkage to hearing health.
FundVest, a subsidiary of Adamas Capital, is a platform which enables small businesses to raise working capital and expansion funding (including asset-based funding) from a pool of high net worth individuals and istitutional investors by “selling” outstanding invoices, discounting supplier invoices, and funding off-take agreements through peer-to-peer lending.
OLLI personal security device
WARear is an NPO supporting the development of the OLLI (One Life Live It) personal security bracelet. The bracelet is worn on the arm and the wearer can initiate an alarm over mobile networks to nominated individuals letting them know they are in trouble, and tracking their location.
The Syamoo App
Syamoo is a start up that builds apps that make women’s lives easier by ensuring they have access to services they would normally have trouble accessing. As a company we aim to create convenience and comfort for women and open communication channels between women and service providers. [The Syamoo App video is not available for IP reasons, please contact the GAP ICT team if you would like more information on their innovation]
ChargeUp is localising a secure mobile charging solution with robust advertising capabilities for use in public areas. Through location-based services customers are able to locate charging stations closest to them, advertisers can offer personalised discounts to users, and the product supports detailed reporting on customer usage stats.
JumpTrak is a digital education and training platform. It enables real-time learner monitoring & evaluation, teacher authoring tools and learner interaction with media rich learning content and assessments. It takes into serious consideration the context of South African learners and the limitations and costs of traditional eLearning solutions.
MathsGenius Question & Answer Portal
The MathsGenius online platform aims to support inclusive access to quality mathematics education by providing a (1) free/low-cost crowd-sourced maths skills exchange in multiple languages, (2) feature/smartphone-friendly on-demand maths help portal, (3) a marketplace for online/offline tutors who can post free and paid online lessons.
Umsebenzi Digital Kiosk
Umsebenzi digital kiosk is an application that helps people to easily find a painter, carpenter, electrician or plumber to assist with their household needs. The application links the customer with local, skilled, experienced labour with the benefit of security and reputation tracking.
Online tutoring platform
Turning Point Tutors integrates an established tutoring model with an online platform by leveraging a web-based tools to enhance the learning process. The solution comprises content hosting and interactive online tutoring focused on science, technology, engineering and mathematics subjects at university level.
Ivoq is an app that enables a user who is driving or travelling in a vehicle to safely capture a reminder when encountering something of interest like an informative billboard. This reminder enables the user to look up the location and the item of interest when it is safe and convenient to do so.
Vula Eye Health App
The Vula Eye Health Mobile Phone App helps to improve eye care in rural public sector hospitals. It enables doctors and other health workers with smartphones to conduct a basic vision test, test for patient‟s pupil reactions, take targeted and standardised photographs of eyes, chat via messaging service with the appropriate specialist on call to receive advice, learn more about eye health with an interactive database of eye health conditions and their management protocols, amongst others. Although Vula is designed for eye care, it has been built on a platform that will enable other specialities to easily create apps to improve care in their areas of expertise.
MoWallet – Mobile Coupon
Mobile Coupon is a mobile marketing solution that allows brands to offer small incentives to customers in order to move products off the shelves. The solution enable brands to setup one campaign that runs in multiple national retail stores and restaurants. The campaign can be delivered in any digital channel including Mxit, Facebook, USSD, App or SMS. The transactions to issue and redeem coupons are processed in real-time and reports are easily available on the web site or through daily emails.
Carbon Track – intelligent energy management
CarbonTRACK® is a patented, locally manufactured intelligent energy management device that enables consumers to reduce their power costs. Once installed carbonTRACK® manages the energy consumption of a home or business. and proactively advises end-users on how to reduce their footprint via email, app push notifications or the user interface. The carbonTRACK® device is connected to a house or business distribution board and monitors and controls heavy energy loads or the entire house (geyser/pool/ac). Through a simple smartphone app, carbonTRACK® allows users to remotely monitor and control their appliances.
Rootstock Systems has designed a retrofitable smartplug (for a standard electrical wall plug and switch) that incorporates an e-meter to to measure energy usage at node, and communicate with a central data concentrator that aggregates data from all the nodes (plugs &switches) within a building and transmits the information to an internet server, thus offering the user the ability to monitor and control energy usage remotely through smart mobile devices. A social layer is being built on top of this platform enabling a community-based approach to energy management.
KaChing is a mobile payment solution that allows users to pay for parking at malls and airport by using their smartphones. For more details click
Morgan 3D Printer
Morgan 3D Printer is a machine that is easy to line assemble, and easy to maintain, and will make high quality bespoke manufacturing in the hands of creative people, without the high cost of some imported system, and without the hurdle of DIY.
Tour2.0 is an online platform that aims to build and promote community tourism within South Africa by packaging community tours and tour packages as stories that are told by community members, within the context of their community.
A system that records a student’s information of one’s possessions and identity, so that when one scans their student card bar code or enter the student number, their information and the laptop or any electronic device such as ipads can appear on this new technology and save time and lower the risk of the laptops being stolen in the campus premises.
‘Wellness TV’ & Mobile Q&A Interface
Web Text Simplification
Police Vehicle Verification System
Gov + Me