Collaborate, discuss and create your dreams. Take your innovation from idea to market. Funding opportunities for social and environmental innovations. Share and receive knowledge, network with like-minded innovators, be introduced to specialists. This is your opportunity to finally get that idea off the shelf and take to market for social, environmental and financial impact!
4 Days of working closely with Swiss Innovators and Entrepreneurial Game-changers.
Meet local and international investors, advisors and programmes to facilitate your ideas.
DON’T LET THIS AMAZING OPPORTUNITY PASS YOU BY. THIS IS THE YEAR TO MAKE THINGS HAPPEN.
Our 2016 Summit provides the ideal platform for you to be backed for an ‘incredible idea’, require an ‘innovative solution’ to a challenge, or have an ‘outstanding invention’ that will take the market by storm. What will you walk away with all that is on offer?
Find yourself amongst the genius of every field. Collaborate with like-minded people. What an exciting and inspiring time to produce undeniable results, all under one roof.
ACCELERATE YOUR DREAMS NOW.
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EXCITING SPEAKERS TO WATCH OUT FOR.
Senior Director Innovation & Business Development, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
This presentation offers a unique model for a university technology fund that offers incredible opportunities for investors, and addresses a fundamental problem in commercialising university technologies. It also highlights the progress to date and the potential it has to change our continent.
Partner FutureWorld International
The world is changing at a breakneck exponential rate. Technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Ubiquitous connectivity, Gene modification form the basis of the 4th Industrial revolution that is already displacing jobs and reshaping industries. Coupled with a changing society and we are already in the midst of a perfect storm! Join Futurist Craig Wing to find out how to navigate these waters and not survive, but conquer the storm!
Head of Space Business Development South Africa
Opening up the innovation value chain. How collaboration can lead to success in innovation.
Engage with like-minded people who share your desire to “Change The Game”. Meet intellectuals in the field, learn something new and feel inspired!
We are calling on all Corporate Innovators in this year’s most exciting and life-changing innovation event! The 9th SA Innovation Summit 2016 invites you to share a space for co-creation, content creation, the mobilisation of outcomes, showcasing, matchmaking and dealmaking!
Join in the movement to showcase local business genius, connect with local investors and meet international visitors, investors and advisors. Platforms are accesible to investors and innovators alike, matching like for like. This is a playground where inventors and investors can discuss ideas and even make deals!
Discover talks by Professor Jon Foster-Pedley, Dean of Innovation Henley Business School, Mr Craig Wing from Futureworld International, Jason Goldberg from Edgegrowth, Jordi Maserrate, Anita Nel, Beat Schillig from the University of Basel in Switzerland and Launchlab, Peter Alkema, CEO from First National Bank.
On day 2, the Pitching Den begins! After registration, we commence with our Early Bird meetings. ‘Divergent Thinking’ by Henley’s Business School kicks off at 09h00. Meanwhile, our Stream 1 – 4 Workshops begin with introspective talks of Entrepreneurial Innovation, Green Innovation, Virtual Reality applications in businesses and finish off with Big Data and other trends for innovation.
Day 3 consists of our Official Exhibition area of the SA Innovation Summit. This is an interactive exhibition and showcase platform to bring innovation senses to life!
This exhibition is free to all Summit delegates and open to the general public at R80 per person. Food and drink stalls, networking and chill areas amongst the innovative and unique thinkers showcasing their skills and selling innovative products.
Our last and final day 4 promises many highlights which include a Lego Robotics Challenge, ‘a-must-see’, Fabrication highlights from Ekurhuleni Fab Labs, a Makers Space Innovation activation and lastly a ‘brilliantly-bright’ Solar Charging competition!
At the 2016 SA Innovation Summit, you will engage with innovators, entrepreneurs and inventors, both locally and abroad. As a corporate innovator, we invite you to become a partner in the country’s most exciting and life-changing innovation event.