Wits aeronautical engineers win $10 000 prize in travel innovation challenge

27 July 2018


Three Wits aeronautical engineering students Jules Ntumba, Tso Mello and Fiona Ndlovu have clinched a $10 000 prize in a travel innovation challenge run by UK-based SITA Air Transport Community Foundation. The foundation made the announcement yesterday (23 July).

The travel innovation challenge was launched earlier this year together with Johannesburg-based hub Tshimologong Precinct and Wits University.

It aimed to get innovators to come up with information, tools or technology that first-time air travellers on the continent would need to make their journeys easy, successful and enjoyable.

Finalists were judged on originality, target audience, solutions, and their presentations.

Going by the name “Team One Exceptional”, the winning trio were part of seven finalists shortlisted for the prize. The winners, who all completed degrees in aeronautical engineering last month, plan to use the $10 000 prize to establish a startup. Read the original article on Ventures Africa here.