Innovation Summit

 
A lot to learn
A lot to learn
At the Social Innovation Summit, many of the organisations showcased had education as their central focus. Girls In Science, a project that exposes...
Mobility: South Africans have to find local solutions to solve congestion problems
Mobility: South Africans have to find local solutions to solve congestion problems
Mobility is a hot topic in local innovation, and solutions will need to be as varied as the challenges. If you’ve lived in any of South Africa’s major cities, it’s easy to understand why mobility is something that’s on everyone’s minds. Train delays affect rail commuters,...
What is social innovation, and why does it matter?
What is social innovation, and why does it matter?
Included in the programme of the 2018 South African Innovation Summit was the Social Innovation Summit, powered by Activate! This is a network that...
Innovation for Africa
Innovation for Africa
Homegrown South African innovations are in widespread use around the world - think automatic pool cleaners, CAT scanners and dolos sea barriers - for example and the country is an attractive...
Improving systems of innovation
Improving systems of innovation
Much has been written about the role of innovation in improving the economic growth and as a stimulus to poverty reduction in developing countries....
When Giants Fall: Why you need to innovate to stay relevant
When Giants Fall: Why you need to innovate to stay relevant
“The ANC will rule until Jesus comes back.” When Jacob Zuma uttered these infamous words in 2009 shortly before he was elected...
Don’t invite guests to a house that is not in order
Don’t invite guests to a house that is not in order
As I am getting ready for my second visit in South Africa, I wonder if and how open innovation can make a difference here.
Communication and collaboration drive success
Communication and collaboration drive success
The call by government for South Africa to increase its spend on research and development (R&D) to at least 1% of gross domestic product is a...
Africa is where it's at
Africa is where it's at
Just about everyone has expropriated the word as an inexact synonym for everything from rebranding products to launching new financial services....

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