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Makers League

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, PARC 2020 is postponed to 2021 with a new date to be announced. 

PARC Makers: Young Africa Works

Under the theme of The Future of Work, Makers League are tasked to use a Design Thinking or Whole Systems & Life Cycle approach to develop a product or service that will increase employment in their country. In the challenge ‘Young Africa Works’, teams must use their technical and innovation skills in each phase to empathize, define, ideate, model and capture the feedback for their creation. During the competition teams must present a table-top scale model of their businesses or invention that promotes job growth for the African workforce.


Challenge Deliverables

  • Business Portfolio (Executive Summary; Business Description; Marketing Plan; Operations Plan; Financial Plan; Environmental Plan; Design Thinking or Whole Systems & Life Cycle Thinking)
  • Table-top Model & Poster (Idea, Content, Imagination, Creativity, Aesthetics, Workmanship, within Budget)
  • PowerPoint Presentation (Content, Clarity, Teamwork)
  • Portefeuille d'activités (résumé; description de l'entreprise; plan de marketing; plan des opérations; plan financier; plan environnemental; réflexion sur la conception ou systèmes complets et réflexion sur le cycle de vie)
  • Modèle et affiche (idée, contenu, imagination, créativité, esthétique, exécution, dans les limites du budget)
  • Présentation PowerPoint (contenu, clarté, travail d'équipe)

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the business portfolio due? // Quand le portefeuille d'activités est-il dû?
Teams must submit an electronic copy of their portfolio to parcrobotics@senecole.com by July 6 and bring a physical copy to PARC.

Les équipes doivent soumettre une copie électronique de leur portfolio à parcrobotics@senecole.com avant le 6 juillet et apporter une copie physique à PARC.

PARC 2019

PARC 2019 challenges African students to devise solutions for the planning, design, management and transformation of future African cities.

The Making of African Smart Cities

When: July 2019

Where: Accra, Ghana

PARC 2018

Africa has the highest disease burden in the world. PARC 2018 challenges students to devise solutions to provide access to quality Health services.

One-Health Innovation

When: July 2018

Where: Saly, Senegal

PARC 2017

Manufacturing is essential to economic growth. PARC 2017 challenges students to devise solutions for increasing Africa’s manufacturing capacity.

Made in Africa

When: May 2017

Where: Dakar, Senegal

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