SA INNOVATION SUMMIT 2013

INNOVATION GOES VIRAL, CATCH IT FOR GROWTH 27 – 29 August, IDC, Sandton

SA INNOVATION SUMMIT 2013

INNOVATION GOES VIRAL, CATCH IT FOR GROWTH 27 – 29 August, IDC, Sandton

The SA Innovation Summit rocks Gauteng for the 6th time this August. You will experience renowned innovation gurus (click here for full programme) live as they take you through the journey of Innovation. You will be part of history being made as Telkom launches the first ever Open Innovation Mega Challenge at the Summit. Siemens will be hosting the Profile awards for best writing in science, innovation and technology. See how individuals pitch their great business ideas to a cut-throat panel to potentially invest or incubate their business opportunities. Click here if you want to pitch. Will they be successful or thrown to the wolves? Maybe take a virtual tour through the exhibition area and see who does what innovative magic in South Africa. Enter the Inventors garage competition here.  Or, see thought leaders in the CEO Spotlight debate over innovation as being crucial for the competitiveness of a firm/ region/ economy. The Sparklab offers an antidote to the ‘white paper paradigm’, by creating rare experiential insights into the activities of innovators, as they occur. 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

CEOs, COOs, CFOs, CTOs, New product development, Strategy planners, Designers, Innovators, Inventors, Thought Leaders, HR, Managers, Innovation Managers, Academics, Engineers, Manufacturers, Venture Capitalists, Angel Investors, Technology Enthusiasts.

 Highlights:

*Aki Anastasiou* *MC* *702 Tech Talk Presenter and Technology Enthusiast* *Geoffrey Qhena* *Keynote Speaker* *IDC  CEO* *Stephan Lindegaard* *Keynote Speaker* *Author, Innovation Guru* *Be completely unpredictable. Make innovation happen!* *Rowan Gibson* *Speaker* *Mr Innovation* *Innovation to the core. A Focus on Corporate Innovation* *CEO panel* *Facilitated by Peter Bruce* *The Business Day*
*Invited Top CEOs to name a few debating challenges companies face when innovating.* *Erika Van der Merwe* *Speaker* *CEO: SA Venture Capital and Equity Association (SAVCA)* *Funding Landscape of South Africa* *Alayne Reesberg and Chris Whelan* *CEO of WDC2014 and CEO of Accelerate Cape Town* *World Design Capital on Design and Innovation - You're invited!* *Paul Steenkamp* *Innovation Manager: FNB* *How to create a culture for innovation.*

The Sparklab

AN EXHIBITION AREA THAT CATERS FOR: TRANSFER OFFICES, INVENTOR SHOWCASE OPPORTUNITIES, PROTOTYPE DISPLAY, INTERACTIVE TECHNOLOGY MATCHING, COMPANY AND COUNTRY-SPECIFIC FOCUS AREAS, PAUSE SPACE FOR NETWORKING AND INNOVATION PLAYERS.

A key function of the Sparklab design is the facilitation of enterprise matchmaking. The Sparklab has been structured to bring entrepreneurs together with technology providers, funders and government agencies. The Sparklab’s innovation architecture will showcase the possibilities of sustainable design, as well as the experience and ideas of all participants. The Sparklab is an organic innovation experience that encapsulates the activities, ambitions and business approaches of South Africa’s foremost thought leaders and innovation drivers. From arts to the sciences and everywhere in between, the Sparklab allows people to get their heads right under the bonnets of innovation engines. The single idea behind the Sparklab is a quest to allow innovation role players at all levels to share their experience, challenges and insights.

Validation at ECSA and CBE will provide the opportunity for Engineers and Architects to claim points for Continuous Professional Development (CPD) to renew their professional registration at these bodies.

Accreditation at DoHET will enable academics at universities to submit their articles for university subsidy to fund their research activities.

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