1. Who is eligible to enter the i2i competition?
2. Can someone enter both i2i and Lumination at the same time?
Yes, you are allowed to enter both and can be awarded a grant in each programme. Please note, however, that the rules for timely completion of your project milestones will be enforced, so that you can be ejected from one or both programmes if you do not make progress with your projects.
3. What type of entries will be accepted?
4. From what sectors should the entries come?
5. Can you submit two (2) different applications for completely independent ideas?
Yes you can submit up to five (5) applications in a given programme year. However, you can only be awarded for one (1) idea.
6. Can memory cards be included with application?
Yes they can be enclosed with an offline submission.
7. What kind of funding will the winners receive?
8. On what criteria will entries be judged??
9. What is the opening date for submissions?
10. What is the closing date for submissions?
The submission cut-off date is 6pm on March 6th, 2015
11. When will the selected projects be revealed?
12. Do I require any special skills?
13. Is a CV absolutely necessary?
While your CV is not mandatory, it is highly advised that you enclose your CV to provide evidence that you are capable of undertaking your proposed project.
14. Who would be considered a “Professional Referee”?
Teachers/Professors, Employers, Pastors/Church Elders, Police Officers can all be considered “Professional Referees” for the purpose of your i2i application.
15. If I use my Married Name, but haven’t changed my documents how would that affect my application? Do I need to include my marriage certificate as proof for surname?
It won’t affect your application once you identification documents can clearly support you.
16. What is “Proof of Concept”?
In a broad sense Proof of Concept can be thought of as a demonstration or representation of an idea to show that it can have potential real-word applications. It is a demonstration of feasibility that need not be a full or complete working prototype or representation of the concept being tested.
Proof of Concept means different things in different areas. In the manufacturing sector for example, it can mean the production of a scaled down and ‘bare bones’ prototype of the product to demonstrate its functional capabilities on a small scale. In the services sector, it can include the appropriate examination of a revenue model to test things like service deliver, receptiveness of target audience and cost efficiency. In the IT sector, specifically with software development, it can mean the demonstration of distinct processes through partial solutions with a small number of the intended user base. A popular related concept in the IT industry is the use of the lean methodology and a concept known as ‘Minimum Viable Product’