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

Deadline: 15 July 2016
Eager to continue to Ignite Conversations about Science and to build on the success of the first Science Forum South Africa, the South African Department of Science and Technology will be hosting the second Science Forum South Africa (SFSA2016) during 8-9 December 2016. SFSA2016 are calling for thematic session proposals.
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Deadline: 15 July 2016
Do you have a working prototype or product from proven concept to early commercialisation? Get exposure, expert advice, mentorship and possible deal-making! Any individual, group or team with a new invention, discovery, design, model or prototype in any industry, could enter the online competition to stand a chance of winning. The best entries will be exhibited at the SA Innovation Summit 2016.
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Deadline: 15 July 2016
The SA Innovation Legends Competition is a platform for high growth and start-up (emerging) companies to pitch their business to a well-rounded panel of judges. In this way the SA Innovation Summit celebrates emerging companies with tech-enabled solutions spanning across all industries. This competition category aims to encourage companies with the best growth potential to become market leaders, and to inspire future entrepreneurs and start-ups.
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Deadline: 5 August 2016
The Da Vinci TT100 Business Innovation Awards Programme seeks to identify role models within the management of innovation and technology domains who have demonstrated their excellence in co-creating new workplace realities. The programme is open to any organisation – emerging, small, medium or large, which has been operational for more than one year.
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Upcoming Events

19 July 2016
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Join the Regional Innovation Forum as Craig Wing shares his insights in mega technology trends that will disrupt business. Craig is an entrepreneur extraordinaire. Craig has successfully started three companies, including a clean-tech non-profit in Silicon Valley.
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28 July 2016
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
The National Intellectual Property Management Office (NIPMO) will be hosting an interactive session in Port Elizabeth with the aim of dispelling myths that have grown around intellectual property (IP) and more specifically the Intellectual Property Rights from Publicly Financed Research and Development Act (IPR Act).
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16 – 17 August 2016
Cape Town, South Africa
South Africa’s premier innovation event of the year brings together thought leaders and practitioners in the field of innovation to showcase success stories, share lessons learnt, connect with peers, be inspired by those who keep on moving and practice by doing innovation.
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20 – 22 September 2016
Nairobi, Kenya
Innovation Africa 2016 will leverage its position as the continent’s number one high level ministerial forum to ensure the participation of over 40 countries with 90 ministerial invitations. It is now Africa’s ‘must participate’ event for education, innovation and ICT.
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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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