6 – 8 September 2017, Cape Town

Tickets on sale soon!

The SA Innovation Summit is a platform for nurturing, developing and showcasing South African innovation. Annually, the Summit offers numerous opportunities for entrepreneurs, innovators, thought-leaders, policymakers, inventors and investors to drive innovation in South Africa and inspire sustained economic growth. Each year offers various lead-up events during with the main event in the last quarter September – a highlight of the South African innovation calendar.

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FemBioBiz Acceleration Programme Launched!

SANBio is empowering Female-owned Bio-Businesses.

An Acceleration Programme  created to develop leadership, technological and business skills in female-owned businesses in the SADC region to support deal-making and business acceleration in the Biosciences arena.  Read more here and apply to participate.


The SA Summit announced the opening of nominations for the Wall of Fame for Technology Enabled Businesses in the Western Cape at the SABAN launch in November 2016. The Wall of Fame aims to develop, through business community involvement, an aspirational culture for becoming technology entrepreneurs. Nominations opened on 10 November.

Reflecting on 2016…. even more to come in 2017!

ceo panel

Thought leadership at its best. SA Summit 2016 offered an opportunity to see and hear some of the most inspirational innovation speakers live in action.

market on the edge

An interactive exhibition and showcase platform made innovation come alive through the senses!


A celebration of the spirit of innovation, business leaders and innovative movers and shakers will ignite the stage, along with entrepreneurs, artists and entertainers.

match & invest

Connecting SA businesses and entrepreneurs with funders, corporates, academia, new and foreign markets, and others.

fun day

This fun and informative day was designed to ignite a passion for innovation and inspire the youth of South Africa to come up with their best ideas to make South Africa a better place.

inventors garage

An online competition culminating in finalists exhibiting their invention, prototype or design in the Market on the Edge.

pitching den

Entrepreneurs, researchers, inventors and innovators are were invited to present their innovative ideas, prototypes and inventions to a panel of judges.

SANTAM Limited offered an opportunity to build something so brand new, disruptive and radical with the potential to change the insurance landscape forever…!
smart cities

Lots of opportunities were offered to explore the integration of ICT solutions for best practices in the management of municipal assets.

hall of fame

The Hall of Fame honours the companies that raise the most venture capital, create the most impact through job creation or otherwise facilitate a culture of opportunity and excellence.

8th SA Innovation Summit 2015

Our Collaborators and Enablers for 2016