Ditrex-Africa 2020

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

The Digital Transformation
Challenge Days

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    About DTA-INNODAYS

    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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    Day 1

    Onboarding and 3d design training completion

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    Day 2

    Topics presentation and selections

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

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    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

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

    10:00 - 10:15 am Industrial Workshop

    Pause café

    10:15 - 11:15 am

    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 practic

    • 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

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    Rethinking your business plan (Industry Day)

    Session date: Tuesday, Oct 4, 2022 01:00 PM
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    Timezone: Europe/Berlin

    13:00 - 14:00 pm Industrial Workshop

    Atelier 2 (Design Thinking)

    • Agility to move from predictive to adaptive

    Agility to move from predictive to adaptive (Industry Day)

    Session date: Tuesday, Oct 4, 2022 01:00 PM
    Duration: 1 hour 0 minutes
    Timezone: Europe/Berlin

     

    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 - 22:00 pm 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 ransformation? 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

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

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    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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