MUT proves it’s innovation capabilities at Innovate Durban Business Summit
In an effort to find innovative solutions to present day socio-economic challenges, two MUT Information Communications Technology graduates created a device and mobile application that locates missing children around the city. For this innovation they won a cash prize at the recent Innovate Durban Business Summit held on 15 July 2016 at the iconic Moses Mabhida stadium. This was a business initiative by the eThekwini Municipality that encourages youth to use technology to address business challenges. Khulani Ngcobo and Xolisani Ngcobo partnered with two Durban University of Technology students to design a wristband that transmits an individual’s location to a mobile application that then pinpoints the individual’s location. The group was awarded a collective R11500.00 for their effort. Speaking about the prize, Xolisani said, “As recent graduates and budding entrepreneurs, the prize money will go towards further developing the app, and adding on improved features. It will also help in advancing our business.” He said they created NeoOptic Solutions – an IT solutions company, through the mentorship of their lecturers.