Proudly SA members exhibit at SA Innovation Summit


21 – 24 September 2016
Birchwood Hotel, Ekurhuleni

Proudly South African along with ten member companies were part of the 2016 SA Innovation Summit which took place at Birchwood Hotel, Ekurhuleni from 21 to 24 September 2016.

The summit aspires to raise awareness in the use of innovation toolsets to drive growth and well-being, facilitate collaboration among actors with the idea to market, cycle and contribute to building the national system of innovation.

Exhibitors and delegates were exposed to innovative ideas of other likeminded people, learnt tips on commercialisation, pitching, funding and how to protect a new idea, amongst other things. Some of the other key learnings from the summit include:

  • Local innovation legends that have caused global
  • Pathways to success: from idea to market
  • How to grow a small business to mid-size global business (from R5 million – R50 million)
  • The connection between science and profit
  • Tools and methods that foster innovation
  • Benchmarking best practice in innovation management
  • Creating a culture for innovation
  • Pitching an innovation solution: practice and learning
  • Funding through innovation development stages
  • Mobilising through crowdsourcing and Open Innovation
  • Corporate governance, measurement and reporting on innovation
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