Applications open for the 2024 Solar Decathlon Africa Design Challenge

Applications are currently being accepted for the 2024 Solar Decathlon Africa Design Challenge. We are calling upon all African innovators who have a passion for design, sustainability, and addressing real-world challenges. This design challenge provides an opportunity for you to showcase your talent, collaborate with like-minded individuals, and contribute to shaping the future of Africa’s built environment.

  • By participating in this challenge, you will have the chance to join interdisciplinary teams and create innovative,
  • net-zero building designs that cater to Africa’s specific needs, including climate resilience, affordability, and community well-being.
  • Through expert guidance and online resources, you will delve into cutting-edge building science and develop skills in architecture, engineering, and more.
  • Furthermore, this challenge offers a platform for networking, allowing you to establish lasting connections with industry professionals, faculty mentors, and fellow participants from across Africa and beyond. Your designs will have a real impact as you partner with local stakeholders to develop solutions for actual building projects.
  • Participating in the Solar Decathlon Africa Design Challenge also provides global recognition and the opportunity to win awards.
  • You will gain international exposure and become part of the growing network of Solar Decathlon alumni.
  • Additionally, this challenge will equip you with market-ready skills, making you a leader in the sustainable building revolution.

Solar Decathlon Africa Design Challenge Benefits

  • The benefits of this challenge extend to students, faculty, project partners, and industry partners.
  • Students will gain industry-relevant experience, have the chance to win internship opportunities, and stand out to future employers.
  • Faculty members can enhance their curriculum, build networks with other faculty members, and prepare students for a sustainable future.
  • Project partners will have access to innovative solutions, collaborate with talented students, and gain media exposure.
  • Lastly, industry partners will foster innovation, recruit top talent, and stay informed about cutting-edge building technologies.

Solar Decathlon Africa Design Challenge Important dates

  • Important dates to keep in mind are the registration deadline on February 29, 2024,
  • the project submission deadline on March 18, 2024,
  • the virtual semifinals on April 17, 2024, and
  • the in-person finals on June 6, 2024, in BenGuerir, Morocco.

Solar Decathlon Africa Design Challenge Application

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