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Coming Up – inventors garage

Applications to open in 2021

COMPETITION BACKGROUND

A highlight of the SA Innovation Summit that allows innovators, inventors and unique creative thinker to showcase their innovative talent. The Inventors Garage is an opportunity for entrepreneurs with a working prototype or product from proven concept to pre-commercialisation to gain access to funding or incubation, market exposure and business support.

Finalists are awarded an opportunity to exhibit their invention, prototype or design at the virtual edition of the SA Innovation Summit 2020.

SELECTION CRITERIA

A first round of evaluation will be done to screen submissions for VALIDITY and FEASIBILITY based on the information submitted.  A second round of judging will select the top 20 submissions to go through to the Summit. The top 20 semi-finalists selected will be notified by the end of July and will be invited to exhibit at the SA Innovation Summit between 30 September & 1 October where the final round of judging will take place, based on the following criteria: 

ORIGINALITY

Is your invention one of a kind?

NEED

Is there a market for your invention?

POTENTIAL

Is there further growth potential?

PRACTICALITY

Does it really work?

CREATIVITY

What have you done differently along the innovation route?

2020 INVENTORS GARAGE FINALISTS​