Ashesi Design Lab Hack: November and December 2017

In November and December 2017, the most creative and inspiring teams from all over Accra would converge at Ashesi University where they would design and pitch a system for the Ministry of Trade. The platform would enable buyers (large scale contractors and LSE’s) to engage suppliers (sub-contractors and SME’s) in an exchange arrangement that ensures that buyer needs are met while supplier capacity is enabled. Attractive cash prizes and opportunities up for grabs.

Information Session: October 21st, 2017

Deadline for submitting registering and submitting Concept Pitch: Concept Pitch event: November 1st, 2017

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The Venue

The Ashesi Design Lab Hack will be hosted at Ashesi University, a liberal arts university found in Berekuso in the Eastern Region of Ghana.

Event Sponsors and Organizers

Ashesi Design Lab | Ashesi University | Ministry of Trade

AGI | Blockchain Society Ghana

Problem: A division of the Ministry of Trade is designing a platform to enable buyers (large scale contractors and LSE’s) to engage suppliers (sub-contractors and SME’s) in an exchange arrangement that ensures that buyer needs are met while supplier capacity is enabled

Real world example:

Your task will be to use blockchain or any other applicable technology to design this system and develop a concept solution for how the platform would work.

Your solution concept should address the following if possible:

  • A means of determining capacities and needs of both suppliers and buyers

  • A way to allow subcontractors to combine to meet contract requirements

  • A means of ensuring there is significant local content input

  • A means of interfacing the platform with other buyer supplier platforms

  • A means of determining the volume of business transactions, jobs create and capacities built

Register and submit your concept solution. Concept solution should include a zip file with the following:

  • Flow chart showing steps solution goes through
  • Maximum 1000-word document explaining your solution and how applicable technology would be used to achieve it. Images and diagrams that help illustrate your point are very helpful.

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