The Regional Innovation Forum is an initiative of a number of different stakeholders in the Nelson Mandela Bay / Sarah Baartman District Municipality area, under the auspices of the Department of Science and Technology.

Calls, Competitions & Events

Deadline: 21 October 2016
The YTIP is calling for submission of applications from young people that are registered at HEI or completed their undergraduate and are unemployed” with technologically innovative ideas to be considered for non-financial support or Prototype Development and Testing with the intent of developing enterprises which will contribute towards socio-economic growth.
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31 October 2016
Applications are open for 2016 Ericsson Sub-Saharan Africa Innovation Awards to encourage young innovators and start-ups to use this opportunity to make a real difference by using technology and ICT to make a positive contribution towards sustainability in the food sector in sub-Saharan Africa.
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1 December 2016
Applications are open for innovateAFRICA Fund, run by Code for Africa that aims to accelerate digital innovation in watchdog media and civic news organisations by funding transformational ideas and then continuing to support them through a network of peers and advisors .
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8 – 9 December 2016
The key objectives of the Forum are to create a platform for a vibrant debate on the role of science, technology and innovation and society in South Africa; to strengthen South Africa’s strategic international science, technology and innovation partnerships; and to create a platform for senior government leaders, academics, scientists, industry, civil society, and students to interact.
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Eureka! Newsletter

Read the April 2016 edition of the newsletter by the Institute of Inventors and Innovators.


View an infographic on Philips South Africa’s Innovation Research study.

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