An initiative from MCB to stimulate creativity that drives innovation.
The MCB InovApp Challenge aims to identify brilliant people and teams - including start-ups, students and SMEs - who can ally creativity, innovation and technology to design next-gen solutions for the Mauritian banking sector and for the country at large. Be part of the #InovAppChallenge – A platform of convergence for passionate geeks, lateral thinkers, troubleshooters and innovators. The ultimate aim of the competition is for each group to come up with a working prototype.
The 2nd edition of MCB InovApp Challenge focuses, this year, on a study conducted by MCB and named “Lokal is beautiful”.
This year’s challenge aims at bonding vibrant and innovative developers, who can turn economic leaks into opportunities for growth through creative digital solutions.
In view of making Mauritius a true “Smart Island”, how would you support the local economy through digital?
“Lokal is beautiful” is about cultivating the community spirit and nurturing the idea of interconnectedness for the benefit of everyone involved. Today, local products are scattered. How can we encourage responsible consumption and production by connecting local vendors and local buyers through a digital platform?
Develop a solution that connects producers and consumers, whilst enabling them to engage in direct transactions and sharing of experiences.
The value is the difference between the price you charge and the benefits the customer perceives he/she will get.
How can we use digitalization to harness local resources, know-how and innovation which generates authenticity and value?
Develop a solution to help local businesses make their products stand out and catch the attention on its value rather than on its price.
Our cultural heritage has become a driver of our history. Cultural heritage becomes more
accessible to people, notwithstanding their location or their financial means to actually visit cultural sites. How can we use modern technology to preserve, share and promote our cultural heritage and locally rooted know-how?
Develop a solution that can preserve and promote our environmental and cultural heritage to Mauritian and culturally-themed tourism.
At the end of June 2018, there were 543,623 vehicles registered at the National Transport Authority (NTA). Traffic and transportation is our major daily constraint in Mauritius. Including the to-be light rail transit system, how better access to information and services can lead to a more efficient and effective mobility in cities?
Develop a solution that would use data, applications, and technology to help people and goods move more quickly, cheaply, and efficiently.
The amount of waste generated annually in Mauritius increased constantly over the past decade. Innovation using recycle products can invite businesses to use local resources and at the same time provide solutions to the inhabitants of Mauritius for their waste sorting and the traceability of their waste. How can we replace imports with inputs produced locally from recycling, repairing or reuse?
Develop innovative solutions to generate new local resources from waste or surpluses.
#LOKALisBEAUTIFULRead the report here
It may not be the Hunger Games, but let’s face it – everyone likes to win.
Put on your thinking hat, get creative, and you could score some more hot prizes throughout the event. Someone else got their eye on them too!
Head of Marketing, MCB Ltd
Chief Operating Officer, MCB Ltd
Chief Operations Officer, Made in Moris
Deputy Head of Retail, MCB Ltd
To bring your ideas to life, here's our selection of APIs you can use in your prototypes.
Customer API allows authenticated users to get customer profile data to enhance engagement levels where KYC check is also available.
Accounts API allow you to access key account data, enhance your financial management services and also have the ability to create a new account.
Loan API enables consensual access to customers’ pre-approved loans status, types of loans and details.
Card API allows you to apply for credit card and also have details of existing cards for a specific customer.
Payment API allows third party apps to offer money transfer services to pre-authorized users.
Customer Services API provides details on standing order and direct debit for a specific customer as well as creating new standing order and direct debit.
Details on products offered by the bank including cards, loans, accounts product.
Public information API available on the Bank such as branches and ATMs including geolocation and opening hours.
Seats are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Registration thus does not guarantee participation.
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Teams from InovApp 2018 can participate again excluding winners.
Your IP and idea is yours, and will remain yours. If your submitted prototype is a suitable response to one of our challenges, we will discuss with you on terms that both parties agree to. Any new IP, including software or applications you develop during the challenge shall be owned exclusively by you and your team.
Should we be interested in implementing any of the prototype submitted during the challenge, you agree to give us the right of first offer to enter into good faith negotiations for the acquisition of your IPR.
No. The event is free.
Unfortunately, not at this stage.
Yes! Expect snacks, drinks, and caffeine!
Each team can have a maximum of 5 members.
Your laptop, charger, and any other tools you may need for the actual challenge… and, for the sake of comfort: comfy clothes and anything else you may need for a 24-hour challenge.
We’ll be there along the way to support all the teams with any challenges they may face.
Entrepreneurs, designers and anyone with bright ideas and energy is most welcome, but each team requires at least one developer.
Perfect! Come and have a great first experience!
No, you may leave as you wish, as long as there are at least 2 team members on site, at any one time.
You may use APIs available online or you may create a test API and stub it at your end for use in your solution.
A working prototype which provides solutions to the challenges.
Seats are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis to eligible teams. Final teams will be contacted and announced 1 week prior to the event.
None. You may use the language you are most comfortable with.