In Validator We offer an incubation and support programme for new products or services leveraging the RLabs networks, market access and resources. This is also offered as a paid-for service to external clients.
In Living Lab we offer learning journeys, knowledge exchanges and special events (hackathons, design & developer studios) that are either community-led or commissioned by a client
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Validator Showcase - Zlto
Zlto is aimed at rewarding young people for social community work, providing them with a way to make money and gain work experience in the process.
The whole thing got started at a BBC Connected Studio event held in South Africa in collaboration with the BBC World Service. BBC Minute CatchUp was built by a team that attended from RLabs, a tech hub based in Cape Town. While the BBC was already producing the audio news, the web player itself is a new means of delivering the content through any site via simple HTML5 code. It could of course be re-purposed to feature other BBC audio content.
UN Women in partnership with UNFPA and HEAIDS hosted "Ideathon" workshops over two days, during the HEAIDS conference. It brought together more than 320 students over the 2 days of idea generation.
Six of the projects were selected by a group of panelists and was further developed into 5 digital prototypes within 24 hours.
More than 320 students participated over the two days generating ideas, building solutions and prototyping the ideas.