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

25 May 2017, Port Elizabeth
The initiative seeks to develop a smart city in Nelson Mandela Bay based on a partnership approach. Join us for the second conversation as we seek ways to work together to make our city smarter.
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Deadline: 31 May 2017
Entries are open for the Entrepreneur of the Year® competition that recognises and honours South African entrepreneurs in the small and medium enterprises (SMEs) sector.
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Deadline 31 May 2017
The SMME Seed Fund is aimed at assisting knowledge economy-based SMMEs in the Eastern Cape to access bridging finance to advance their innovative ideas to market. The monetary value of the grant funding will range from R50 000 (minimum) to R650 000 (maximum) per project.
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View an infographic on Philips South Africa’s Innovation Research study.

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