Saint-Gobain is looking for a solution to upgrade professionals’ skills across Africa (incl. remote areas).

Challenge is closed


This challenge is available in the following regions/ countries:

  1. Johannesburg, South Africa : Entries have been closed


Saint-Gobain is looking  for a solution able to upgrade professionals’ skills across Africa (incl. remote areas) in order to increase product installation knowledge and empower skilled and unskilled to create their own Job Opportunity. Your solution may rely on elements such as online academy, starter kit, skill verification, accreditation affiliated with school levels, hologram, or virtual reality.


Your solution is expected to create and uplift a community of skilled and loyal installers who will increase the penetration of Saint-Gobain solutions.


We will consider four key success factors for future implementation: 

>> Government awareness of Job created

>> Increase brand awareness and affinity + continuous human interaction

>> Increase sales of Saint-Gobain solutions 

>> Automated accredited installers

>> FAQ with suggested responses

>> Registering of project realized (Traceability of impact)


You may consider the expected difficulties of implementation below: 

>> Multiple languages

>> Various education levels and literacy

>> Access to connected tools

>> Product & Tools availability

>> Loss of interest – Student quits before completion

>> Human interaction loss


About Saint-Gobain

Saint-Gobain designs, manufactures and distributes materials and solutions which are key ingredients in the wellbeing of each of us and the future of all. For 350 years, Saint-Gobain has consistently demonstrated its ability to invent products that improve quality of life. As one of the top 100 industrial groups in the world and one of the 100 most innovative companies, Saint-Gobain continues to deploy its technological know-how, often in partnership with the most prestigious universities and laboratories.

Selection Criteria


For this challenge we will consider only:

Startups from operating Africa


For this challenge we will consider:

Early-stage level with MVP, looking for POC or with 1-2 POC achieved


Required format:

Short video with 2 topics: Startup presentation / How do you solve the problem? (mpg, mpeg, mp4, mov) - MAX 50 Megabytes  
You can also share us a “Wetransfer” link or a Youtube video.

Deck pitch: 8 slides max (ppt, pdf) - MAX 50 Megabytes