Our site uses cookies to make it work and to help us give you the best possible user experience. By using our site, you agree to our use of cookies. To find out more about cookies and how you can disable them, please read our Cookies statement
You can manage your cookie settings by turning cookies on and off.
Click on the different cookie  headings to find out more about the types of cookies we use on this site and to change your settings. Please be aware that if you choose to turn off  cookies, certain areas of our site may not work and your browsing experience may be impacted.

For further information on how we use cookies, please see our cookies statement.

Strictly Necessary Cookies

These cookies are essential for the technical operation of and proper functioning of our site  and enable you to register and login, to easily move around our site, and to access secure areas. Without these cookies our site won't function properly.  

These cookies are required

Marketing Cookies

These cookies allow us to advertise our products to you and allow us to pass this information on to our trusted third parties so that they can advertise our products to you on our behalf. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. No personal information is shared to third parties. Any personal information collected while using our website could be used for direct marketing from Dimension Data only.

Performance Cookies

Performance cookies allow us to collect aggregated and anonymous data on how our site is used, such as the number of visitors to our site, how you navigate around and the time spent on our site and also to identify any errors in functionality. These cookies also help us to improve the way our site works by ensuring that you can find what you’re looking for easily, to better understand what you are interested in and to measure the effectiveness of the content of our site. 

Together with Red Bull we are empowering the next generation to innovate with purpose

Dimension Data supports the creation of sustainable communities underpinned by the premise that using technology for good is the perfect alignment of elevating lives through the mutual power of technology and education. 

Red Bull Basement supports social innovators using technology to tackle social and environmental issues at universities, encouraging the next generation of diverse thinking and innovation. Dimension Data remains committed to finding ways for technology and education to collide, continuously upskilling young minds and supporting platforms that empower the next generation to find solutions to world problems.

Young tech innovators and student entrepreneurs around the world are invited to innovate on campus today and disrupt the world tomorrow by collaborating to find creative solutions to a better tomorrow. To that end, our partnership with Red Bull Basement enables us to empower the next generation to innovate with purpose.

Our purpose is to give people the power to do more and, given that intention, we have made a commitment to our communities to support the creators of tomorrow to build their aspirations of bringing more of their solutions, and to change the world. As we make changes with one person at a time, we are aware that the knock-on effects of the individual changes have a far-reaching impact as they affect entire communities. This demonstrates how important the next generation is in creating a sustainable business environment and further contributing to the sustainable development of our communities - showcasing the insurmountable power of technology when used to drive positive change.

As the Official Technology Services Partner, our parent company NTT Ltd worked with Red Bull Basement to realise the potential for scale and inclusion through a virtual platform from NTT Ltd.’s Cloud Communications Division – virtualising the event and breaking down location-specific and physical space barriers to entry. At Dimension Data, we hosted local networking events that inspired students to innovate with purpose using technology for good to make a meaningful impact on their campuses and possibly the world. The students received mentorship sessions throughout the competition, and the local team supported as judges to the entries. Together with NTT Ltd, we selected the best idea to represent South Africa.

How we are enabling the next generation of innovators


Application Phase

1st Sept – 25th Oct 2020 | We hosted an offline and online launchpad event using Intelligent Workplace technology solutions as teams address issues inspired by the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

Voting and Selection Phase

26th Oct – 1st Nov 2020 | Selected our NTT and Dimension Data wildcard team and the best idea to represent the country.

11000 skilled employees

Development Phase

2nd Nov – 9th Dec 2020 | We provided mentorship and workspace with valuable support to help them tap into their knowledge and skills while enabling them to innovate with a purpose.

85 points of presence

Global Workshop

10th Dec – 13th Dec 2020 | Dimension Data will host the winning team for the virtual global workshop and NTT will serve as the panelist who listen to the final pitches and select the winning team.

Together with Red Bull Basement

we’re using the power of technology and innovation to

make a real difference