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© 2019 SA Smart

Watch here for official 2019 competition info.

ARCHIVE: 2018-2019 Official Competition Files and Tools

Recommended for review by 2020 teams.

Stay tuned for final 2019-2020 information.

available later in program


SA Smart is a student research competition about the challenges of cities.  Student teams will research a topic, develop a presentation, and deliver that presentation on Competition Day.

Here are some details about the competition:

  • Join us on Wednesday, October 9, for our virtual Launch Live.  Register here.

  • Team register by submitting a proposed digital inclusion Problem and Solution.

  • In January, teams will attend the Competition Clinic and learn more about SA Tomorrow, challenges in digital inclusion, and techniques to apply in choosing a problem and researching a solution.

  • Teams can choose to research developing a new product , developing a service, or adopting a strategy for the city.

  • The Competition Committee will select proposals to proceed to the mentoring stage.

  • Teams will meet with mentors in March after working more on their pitch deck (template provided).

  • Teams will present their research on Competition Day in late May.

  • Awards will be given at the Mayor's Cup Competition Day/Awards Luncheon.

See our schedule for more details about competition event dates.