The annual SA Innovation Summit is fast-approaching and promises to be an exciting, awe-inspiring event, jam-packed with debates, discussions, workshops, competitions, talks, presentations and demonstrations. The conference is a place that celebrates local ideas and innovations that are going into the market.
The line-up of speakers includes Dion Chang, who will be discussing trends that cause disruptive innovation, and Gijs van Wulven, who will be presenting his Forth Innovation Methodology, a method that is said to double the effectiveness of the innovation process.
The 2015 theme, ‘Innovation Intelligence’ looks at how new and convergent thinking helps to create a competitive edge in today’s saturated marketplace. This concept will be explored throughout the four-day conference, by various local and international speakers and participants.
SA Innovation Summit Chairman, Dr Audrey Verhaeghe, says the 8th SA Innovation Summit will be bigger and better than ever before, with numerous opportunities to share, learn and network with fellow innovators and investors.
“The Summit seeks to answer questions around innovation trends, challenges faced by entrepreneurs and inventors, policies, support interventions, the secrets to faster growth into a particular market, creating a culture of innovation and protecting an idea or invention,” says Verhaeghe.
Innovators, entrepreneurs and inventors can expect a highly interactive event, which seeks to support them by providing inspiration, tools, know-how, contacts for funding or co-development and an in-depth matchmaking service, facilitated by industry professionals.
Sponsors of the SA Innovation Summit include SABS, City of Cape Town, FNB, PwC, TIA, IDC, GCIP and SAB Foundation.