1st to 8th October 2021, InnoTechlabs, Yaounde & Douala

The Digital Transformation Challenge Days

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TOPICS OF INTEREST: Engineering and IOT from differents subject areas. 

 Software platform : 3D Experience from Dassault Systèmes (Catia, Solidworks, Delmia, Simulia, etc.

The best prototypes will be exhibited and pitched during the Ditrex Conference.

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The Digital Transformation Innovation & Challenge Days allow companies and universities to
develop together innovative engineering and IoT solutions based on practical use cases. The DTA-Innovation Challenge Days bring together, in the space of a week, companies,
designers, engineers, students and entrepreneurial innovators to transform ideas
innovation in prototypes.                                                                 On the basis of ;                                                                           – A concrete challenge from a company or institution, or                                   – On proposals for innovation ideas in one of the DTA’s action lines,
participants will design engineering solution models (e.g. Breathing apparatus, circuit or
electrical wiring, Agricultural robot, Product processing machine, mobile consultation tablet, smart city prototype, etc.); 

Then they will validate them using simulation (3D, CFD, FEM, static/dynamic, etc.). The best prototypes will be printed in 3D to be exhibited and presented at the Ditrex conference.

*Topics of interest: Engineering and IOT in the fields of mechanics, electricity, mechatronics, robotics, automation, etc. and their application in health,urbanization, industrialization, agriculture, renewable energy, sustainable city, mobility, etc.          *Software platform: Dassault Systèmes 3D experiment (Catia, Solidworks, Delmia, Simulia, etc.)

Why 3D design and simulation?

3D design allows you to present products, designs, ideas and objects in a
totally new perspective that captures the imagination of users or customers. Simulation is a shortcut to the traditional approach, which would consist of physically producing the
part and then subject it to actual physical tests. The manufacture of parts being expensive and
long, virtual simulation saves a lot of time and money. It allows a kind of sequence of virtual tests, in which a design is “virtually tested” using an approximation of real-life conditions. The design is reformulated to
take into account the problems, then re-simulated. This operation continues until the design is
able to handle simulated conditions.

Why participate?

For businesses:

  • Meet your innovation challenge:  Start your innovation process and collaborate with talents and experts to develop
    competitive products and services that benefit your customers, your organization and our company.

For participants:

  •  Develop your skills in technological innovation: Collaborate with a team and get support from professional mentors and partners
    international business to create ideas with impact. Universities involve
    students with a unique experiential learning experience.

process

Before the event

  • Companies share their innovation challenge through the online platform .
  • Registration of participants and choice of existing ideas or proposals of ideas in one of the line of DTA.
  • Participants do interactive brainstorming and form teams.
  • Students selected after several selection stages receive training in technological tools and trades, in order to be ready for the challenge.
  • Each team must bring together members with various backgrounds (e.g. design training,
    technical and commercial).

During the event

  •  Participants present their idea for one of the challenges and come together with their team to give shape to the idea using 3D design and simulation and IoT and AI technologies.
  •  For a week, teams create ideas and build prototypes (3D design) with the support from mentors and coaches.
  •  The three best solutions are selected to present their results at the conference.

After the event

  •  Location and exhibition during the conference.
  • The three best solutions will be 3D printed and demonstrated during the
    conference.
  • The three best solutions are awarded at the gala evening.
  • The finalist teams integrate the incubation program for the implementation of the idea with the support partner companies.
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SCHEDULE DETAILS Information of Event Schedules

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Day 1

Onboarding and 3d design training completion

day 2

Topics presentation and selections

the various topics thought will be presented and some will be selected for the challenge

Day 3

Design & Simulation

How you transform your business as technology, consumer, habits industry dynamics change? Find out from those leading the charge. How you transform ?

day 4 - day 6

Building prototypes & demonstrators , Pre-Pitch to select the 3 best projects

How you transform your business as technology, consumer, habits industry dynamics change? Find out from those leading the charge. How you transform

Day 7

Pitch: The 3 best results during the conference and award during the gala evening

How you transform your business as technology, consumer, habits industry dynamics change? Find out from those leading the charge. How you transform ?

08:30 - 09:00 Am Industrial Workshop

Reception and registration of participants and onboarding

09:00 - 09:30 Am Industrial Workshop

Inspirational Keynote

Digitalization technologies and their application in African industry landscape – Use cases

09:30 10:00 AM Industrial Workshop

keynotes 1

User stories from Industry: Needs and visions
(Industry representatives)

10:00 - 10:15 AM Industrial Workshop

Pause café

10:15 - 11:15 AM Industrial Workshop

Module 1: Mastering the Challenges of Digital & Organizational Transformation

  • What is the state of play of digital technology and its use in the world and by Regions?
  • Where is the Technological Revolution in Africa? And what impact will disruptive technologies have on the the Enterprise of Tomorrow?
  • What New Human Behaviors (Information Search, Consumption Consumption Habits, Social Influence, ATAWADAC Social Influence, ATAWADAC, SoLoMo, etc...) of its of its Customers and Collaborators? A New Economy? How does it work? how to make your company viable in the era of industry 4.0? What new economic models and trends of the global economy?

11 :15 - 12.15 AM Industrial Workshop

Module 2: Adopt the digital and innovation culture and draw inspiration from best practices

  • What is Innovation? And what are its variants ?
  • How is innovation perceived, apprehended and adopted by humans?
  • What do companies need to do to integrate the Digital and Innovation culture?
  • Why do some industries succeed best in the innovation and digital culture?
  • What methods and practices characterize them (Lean Startup, Digital First Culture, Agility, Test & Learn, Design Thinking)? Test & Learn, Design Thinking)
  • Innovation and operational challenges

12:15 - 13:00 AM Industrial Workshop

Lunch

13:00 - 14:00 AM Industrial Workshop

Atelier 1 (Design Thinking) :

  • Rethinking your business plan

13:00 - 14:00 PM Industrial Workshop

Atelier 2 (Design Thinking) :

  • Agility to move from predictive to adaptive

14:00 -14.15 PM Industrial Workshop

Coffee Break

14:15 - 15:45 PM Industrial Workshop

Module 3: Preparing, leading and managing your Digital & Technological Transformation

  • What is Digital Transformation? And what are the are the Axes of Transformation?
  • The Dimensions and Stages of Digital Transformation
  • How does the Digital Transformation impact the
    and the evolution of the different functions of the company? (Brand, Management, Marketing,
    DevOps...).
  • What are the risks related to Digital Transformation?
  • How to lead the Change/Transformation?
    And which best practices?
  • What is the Digital readiness
    Index)? How to evaluate it? And how to reach a higher a higher level of maturity (technological,
    organizational, perceived by users) ?

14:15 - 15:45 PM Industrial Workshop

Module 4: required trades and training opportunities

  • What is Digital Transformation? And what are the are the Axes of Transformation?
  • The Dimensions and Stages of Digital Transformation
  • How does the Digital Transformation impact the
    and the evolution of the different functions of the company? (Brand, Management, Marketing,
    DevOps...).
  • What are the risks related to Digital Transformation?
  • How to lead the Change/Transformation?
    And which best practices?
  • What is the Digital readiness
    Index)? How to evaluate it? And how to reach a higher a higher level of maturity (technological,
    organizational, perceived by users) ?

15:45 - 16.00 PM Industrial Workshop

Coffee Break

16 :00 - 17 :00 PM Industrial Workshop

Atelier 3 (Challenge your peers session)

  • Industry 4.0

16 :00 - 17 :00 PM Industrial Workshop

Atelier 4 (Challenge your peers session) :

  • Prepare and plan its digital transformation

17:00 - 17:30 PM Industrial Workshop

Plenum: Presentation of the results of the work, next steps

19 :00 - 17:30 PM Industrial Workshop

Business Networking Dinner

07:30 - 09:30 AM Day 1 | October 07th, 2021 | Morning Sessions

Registration, Onboarding

09:30 - 09:45 AM Day 1 | October 07th, 2021 | Morning Sessions

Introduction and welcome

09:45 - 10:00 AM Day 1 | October 07th, 2021 | Morning Sessions

Inspirational Keynote

The world in 2025: Science fiction or reality?
Game Changing solutions for Industrialization & Economic Growth in Africa

10:00 - 10:30 PM Day 1 | October 07th, 2021 | Morning Sessions

Opening Keynotes 1

The Government Strategy for promoting sustainable Industrial & Economic Transformation
Ministries (industries, SME/SMI, Economy, P&T)

10:30 - 11:00 AM Day 1 | October 07th, 2021 | Morning Sessions

Opening Keynotes 2

  • Industrial reality, challenges, opportunities and visions for sustainable transformation
  • User stories from the industry: What we needed and what we offer Minister of Economy; Industry associations (GICAM)

11:00 - 11:15 AM Day 1 | October 07th, 2021 | Morning Sessions

Break

11:15 - 12:15 AM Day 1 | October 07th, 2021 | Morning Sessions

Roundtable: Government meets private Industry & Experts: How might we leverage “Created & Made in Africa” for sustainable transformation: Concrete actions

Ministries, Industry Representatives; Digital Tech Experts

12:15 - 12:45 AM Day 1 | October 07th, 2021 | Morning Sessions

Recommendations and next steps

12.45 - 13:30 AM Day 1 | October 07th, 2021 | Morning Sessions

Lunch

13:30 - 14:00 PM Day 1 | October 07th, 2021 | Afternoon Sessions

The power of 3D Experience for innovation and operationalization

Dassault Systèmes

14:00 - 14:15 PM Day 1 | October 07th, 2021 | Afternoon Sessions

Introduction to World Café and Challenge Your Peers

14:15 - 15:15 PM Day 1 | October 07th, 2021 | Afternoon Sessions

Smart Industries & Logistics :

How to overcome operational challenges and adopt digital transformation in industries

14:15 - 15:15 PM Day 1 | October 07th, 2021 | Afternoon Sessions

Smart Data & Security :

Observatory of digital innovations and
jurisdiction framework

15:15 - 15:30 PM Day 1 | October 07th, 2021 | Afternoon Sessions

Coffee Break

15:45 - 16:45 PM Day 1 | October 07th, 2021 | Afternoon Sessions

Smart City and Environment

How might we rethink, transform and design
sustainable cities?

15:45 - 16:45 PM Day 1 | October 07th, 2021 | Afternoon Sessions

Smart Mobility

How might we design and create mobility
solutions for social equity?

16:45 - 17:45 PM Day 1 | October 07th, 2021 | Afternoon Sessions

Plenary/Roundtable: Ecosystème entrepreneuriale et académique : Alliance d’innovation

: Skills, investment, exchanges
Diaspora representatives – Examples of contributions

20:00 - 22:00PM Day 1 | October 07th, 2021 | Afternoon Sessions

Business Networking Dinner

08:00 - 09:00 AM Day 2 | October 8th, 2021 | Morning Sessions

Onboarding

09:00 - 09:15 AM Day 2 | October 8th, 2021 | Morning Sessions

Opening and Summary of Day 1

09:15 - 09:45 AM Day 2 | October 8th, 2021 | Morning Sessions

Plenary: Listening the experts / Keynote International cooperation to strengthen sustainable development

International institutions

09:45 - 10.15 AM Day 2 | October 8th, 2021 | Morning Sessions

Plenary: Digitalization technologies: Advances & Innovations

Tech firms, providers,

10:30 - 11.30 AM Day 2 | October 8th, 2021 | Morning Sessions

Smart farming solutions

How might we reduce the deficit of local production and boost transformation? Solutions, Innovations, Best Practices

10:30 - 11.30 AM Day 2 | October 8th, 2021 | Morning Sessions

Smart & sustainable Energy

How might IoT and 3D help us creating sustainable mobile energy solutions? Solutions, Innovations, Best Practices

11:30 - 12:30 AM Day 2 | October 8th, 2021 | Morning Sessions
 Smart Education

Speaker 4

Smart Education

How might we innovate and provide innovative experience-based learning and training environment Use cases, Best practices & Solutions.

11:30 - 12:30 AM Day 2 | October 8th, 2021 | Morning Sessions

Smart Health & Insurance

How might we create personalized health tools and devices and transform our health infrastructure? Use cases, Best practices & Solutions

12:30 - 13:30 PM Day 2 | October 8th, 2021 | Morning Sessions

Lunch

13:30 - 14:30 PM Day 2 | October 8th, 2021 | Afternoon Sessions

World Coffee Smart Administration

Smart services & Interoperability

13:30 - 14:30 PM Day 2 | October 8th, 2021 | Afternoon Sessions

World Coffee How to leverage a collaborative alliance of incubators?

Cartography of a digital Transformation eco-systems

14:30 - 14:45 PM Day 2 | October 8th, 2021 | Afternoon Sessions

Coffee break

14:45 - 15:45 PM Day 2 | October 8th, 2021 | Afternoon Sessions

InnovATHON: The marathon of Innovations Show casing Africa innovations on IoT and 3D Technologies and Engineering

Startups, Innovation agencies, etc

15:45 - 17:15 PM Day 2 | October 8th, 2021 | Afternoon Sessions

Digital Innovation Challenge:

Pitching best prototypes & demonstrators

17:15 - 18:00 PM Day 2 | October 8th, 2021 | Afternoon Sessions

Plenary

Closing remarks, recommendations & next steps

21:00 PM Day 2 | October 8th, 2021 | Afternoon Sessions

Gala Evening

Awards Ceremony

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