The Regional Innovation Forum aims to stimulate, support and promote innovation in the Eastern Cape

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SAB Foundation Social Innovation Awards 2016
The SAB Foundation Social Innovation Awards 2016 is open for entry. It is open to any South African with an innovative product or service that demonstrates both a viable business model as well as measurable social impact. It carries a first prize of R1.2 million, significant other prizes along with business development support to assist with venture growth. The closing date for applications is midday on 31 May 2016.

Got any ideas about early learning innovation? Apply for funding
Have you got a great idea that will change the lives of South Africa's children for the better? We provide proof of concept funding to ideas which are: Aimed at improving early learning outcomes; - Focused on children between the ages of 0-6 and/or the period of development during pregnancy; Implemented in SA; Those with the potential for large-scale impact at an economic cost in marginalised communities.

Philips South Africa's Innovation Research study
View an infographic on Philips South Africa's Innovation Research study. Philips asked people across South Africa about their perceptions of innovation, the barriers to innovation, and areas where successful innovation can improve communities and lives.

Funding: The Innovation Edge
The Innovation Edge funds bold, innovative ideas that have the potential to fundamentally improve early childhood life experiences.

Innovation Conversation: NMMU leads the way in teaching maths, science to 'digital' pupils
South Africa's teens cannot all be lumped together. Their languages, schools and transport set them worlds apart. But most have one thing in common: they are the digital generation.

Membership Survey
The Regional Innovation Forum would like to find out more about our members, so that we may better serve you in stimulating, supporting and promoting innovation in the Nelson Mandela Bay (NMB) / Cacadu region. We request that you take a few minutes to complete this survey.


Innovation Conversation

'Speed dating' for NMMU, business proves a success

Propella to drive and support new businesses in Bay

Bay company leads the way in solar energy

Picture looking brighter on the better-ideas horizon

News & downloads

Eureka! newsletter - April 2016

South Africa Business Incubator Establishment Handbook

Booklet: South African Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators 2014

Rural Innovation Assessment Toolbox (RIAT)