Projects that Impacts the Industry and Community
Everything that can be created has been created. These words ring true for many industries and we are seeing patterns in fashion, trends and other elements in our daily lives reappear only to fade into obscurity again.
This ebb and flow is true for almost every sector except for the ICT sector. The ICT sector is at the forefront of creating solutions, products and services that have never existed before. This is what makes CT so alluring and fascinating. One’s limitations are only as wide as one’s imagination. Essentially, if you can dream it you can make it happen with IT.
Belgium Campus created the Botlhale Village as a place of knowledge creation and sharing to advance ICT and innovation in South Africa, Africa and further abroad as part of our ICT4Development initiative.
Innovation has become a key differentiator for corporates, SMEs and the business world and has a positive impact on society.
All activities undertaken in Botlhale Village are intended to improve the lives of community members in this region. Research at this innovation and incubation hub will always be conducted with the purpose of serving the needs of citizens in terms of learning and teaching. Belgium Campus believes in social development as a premise to ensure that our society grows and that opportunities are created for everyone in our communities.
The village is also an incubator for economic entities where research students engage with virtual companies.
Successful projects may lead to the creation of new, small and medium enterprises that add value to the knowledge gained and systems developed. This type of development leads to growth in the local economy and contributes to the improvement of the region in the spirit of ubuntu.
To facilitate the meeting of minds and growth of knowledge, research students will organise conferences to promote their results and development projects using the building’s exhibition centre and auditorium.
Meetings like these bring together academics, representatives from business and industry, government leaders and potential beneficiaries.