This year, we are looking beyond great ideas; we are interested in how great ideas become innovations and how these innovations can be accelerated to reach the market for social, environmental and/or financial impact. The 2017 Summit Programme provides and revolutionises the tools, knowledge, networking, competitions, discussions and introductions necessary to help take innovations from idea to market.
6 - 7 SEPTEMBER 2017
Thought-provoking and game-changing!
- Plenary sessions
- CEO panel debates
- Breakaway sessions with specialist workshops in themed streams
- Closed round-table discussions
- Pitching Den
- Inventor’s Garage
- Match & Invest business matchmaking opportunities
- Summit after-party for all delegates
8 SEPTEMBER 2017
Innovation Ecosystem Tour
The Innovation Ecosystem Tour offers delegates the opportunity to experience the diverse start-up and innovation ecosystem Cape Town offers. Buses will depart from Cape Town stadium on Friday, 8 September transporting delegates from one session to another to attend workshops, incubators, startup communities etc.
The programme and details regarding the Ecosystem Tour will be announced in early April. Subscribe to our newsletter on the SA Innovation Summit website to ensure you are the first to be informed of the details!
A more detailed programme will be published on this page in the coming months.
MARKET ON THE EDGE ENTREPRENEURIAL YOUTH DAY
Market on the Edge is an interactive exhibition and showcase platform intended to make innovation come alive through the senses! In 2017 the Market on the Edge will be dedicated to young entrepreneurs, inviting schools to participate in the biggest youth entrepreneurial market seen in South African and Africa to date! This is a perfect opportunity for members of the public to get a taste of the future world of South Africa’s innovation. The Market on the Edge will no longer be combined with the SA Innovation Summit, but will in stead come to its full right as a separate event. The date for this event will be announced at the Summit.
Subscribe to our newsletter on the Summit website to ensure you are the first to be informed of the date this Market will be hosted!
In 2017, various lead-up events will be presented in various locations nationwide. Tickets for these events will be sold separately and will be announced on social media and our website.