The SA Innovation Summit believes that entrepreneurship is the biggest opportunity in our lifetime, and the most important way that Africa can come to its full potential and develop and deliver products and services that stand out, are credible and are inspired from the continent. It is a David against Goliath story, and it is time to take Africa to the World! It will take courage, vision and ingenuity. The lion is waking up and Africa is rising.
We do this through:
- Establishing Techtribes: We create an enabling environment for the Tech Entrepreneur by connecting cross cutting technologies, coders and enabling organisations through discussions, visualisation, education, research and events;
- Promoting an inclusive and impactful Agenda: We aim to challenge and inspire conversations around the impact on our collective environments, both physical and social, and identifying how we can effect meaningful change.
- Accelerating innovations from idea to scale: We bring the African entrepreneurial ecosystem (Funders, Founders, Accelerators, Corporates, and Policy makers and Academia) from across the world together to connect and accelerate ecosystem outcomes which can support the scaling and replication of innovations. Read more…
AFRICA OUR TIME HAS COME!
12 – 14 September 2018
Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town, South Africa
ON SALE NOW: Standard Delegate Ticket Price: R5 995 (including VAT). A breakdown of all options will be published in January 2018.
9 September 2018
Last date for Summit Online registrations (Full price)
Pitching Den: 12 July 2018 (DATE EXTENDED)
Last date for online submissions.
Inventors Garage: 17 June 2018 (DATE EXTENDED)
Last date for online submissions.
Announcement of Finalists.
Hackathon dates to be announced.
Entrepreneurs can enter our competitions by completing an online submission form via our website. A panel of judges will select between 20 – 25 finalists per competition who will then have the opportunity to pitch their products and services. Prizes ranging from cash, media exposure, incubation and IP services will be offered. The Summit’s powerful media engine will broadcast all finalists on various platforms.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Call for papers will be launched online on February 2018 – 1 June 2018 for the following tracks:
- Cities of the Future
- Space/Big Data/Artificial Intelligence/ Robotics, etc.
Successful submissions will be announced in July 2018.
Innovators, Technology Transfer Offices, Corporates Launching New Products, App Developers, Universities, Students, Research Institutes!
This year, we are declaring to the world that Africa’s Time has Come! Apart from our core Summit programme, we want to showcase the coolest and most innovative technologies from South Africa, the region, the continent and the world and we invite you to participate!
The SA Innovation Summit provides a fantastic opportunity for national and international technology-based companies, technology entrepreneurs, investors, financiers and other technology commercialisation partners to access the latest and best technology offerings from South Africa’s universities, science councils, companies supported by the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) and other government and private sector commercialisation support organisations.
Applications for Volunteers at SA Innovation Summit 2018 NOW OPEN
AT THE INNOVATION SUMMIT
The highlights video for the 10th SA Innovation Summit at the Cape Town Stadium on 6 – 8 September 2017. We believe that entrepreneurship is the biggest opportunity in our lifetime. This video is produced by 2MC Creative Solutions.
Henley Business School is the annual education partner for the Innovation Summit. Puleng Makhoalibe, Head of Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship at Henley Business School reflects on their participation in 2016.
SABC Digital News – Summit 2017
2017’s SA Innovation Summit is set to inspire and challenge innovators to come up with solutions that have a positive social and economic impact. It’s taking place at the Cape Town Stadium for the next three days.
Kyknet Winslyn: SA Innovation Summit 2017
mLab Geekulcha interview SA Innovation Summit City Of Tshwane
Geekulcha presenter Mixo interviews Zukiswa Ncunyana from the City Of Tshwane on their involvement in the local innovation ecosystem and the SA Innovation Summit (2016)
South Africa’s latest & greatest innovations & inventions will be showcased at the SA Innovation Summit taking place at the Cape Town Stadium from today until the 29th of August. (2015)
Expresso Show (2015)
South Africa’s latest & greatest innovations & inventions will be showcased at the SA Innovation Summit taking place at the Cape Town Stadium from today until the 29th of August.
SABC Education has partnered with the SA Innovation Summit for 2016. This event promises to be a crucial tool to inspire sustained economic growth by creating support, promoting innovation and facilitating collaboration.
Kyknet Winslyn at the SA Innovation Summit in 2016