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

21 – 22 February 2018, Johannesburg
The Design Innovation Seed Fund is in its third round of accepting early stage grant funding proposals limited to a maximum of R650 000. With more than 25 000 delegates, 250 exhibitors, 100 top of the line seminars and sessions and the world famous networking event over two days, it’s the most successful show in Africa for anyone starting or growing a business.
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8 March 2018, Johannesburg
This Conference will give you the heads-ups and the platform to stay one step ahead of your competitors. Top quality speakers have been invited, and the subjects will be illuminating, to say the least. The Minister of Trade & Industry, Rob Davies, will be the key note speaker on the overarching subject of the Industrial Revolution 4.0 and how he sees it impacting on the economy.
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Deadline: 31 March 2018
The AI Revolution Challenge aims to uncover emerging African startups demonstrating the ability to lead the advancement of commercial applications on artificial intelligence. Sagarmatha are awarding an investment of $1M in cash plus marketing credits and prizes to a winning African startup.
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