INVENTORS GARAGE

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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 2021 SA Innovation Summit in Cape Town.

Entries for Inventors Garage are now closed. For more information, please contact us: competitions@innovationsummit.co.za

PROGRAMME OVERVIEW

Inventions will be showcased in the Facebook Competition and will run independently of the Inventors Garage Competition. The Top 10 finalists will be selected in August and invited to participate in the Inventors Garage Demo Day at the 2021 SA Innovation Summit in Cape Town, on 21 – 23 September. 

SELECTION CRITERIA

The first round of evaluation will be done to review applications for VALIDITY and FEASIBILITY based on the information submitted.  The second round of judging will select the top 10 inventors to go through to the Summit. 

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?

TERMS & CONDITONS​

Below are the General Terms & Conditions for the 2021 INVENTORS GARAGE:
  • The SAIS and its partner, the DTIC, reserve the right by its sole discretion not to accept entries should they have been made by illegitimate, suspicious, and/or unqualified participants. Additional documentation may be requested during the review process as proof of information provided in the application.
  • All entries are to be made through the online form. Entries received via email or other channels will not be accepted.
  • Only fully completed entry forms will be reviewed. Any entries with missing information will be automatically disqualified. 
  • Any entries that do not meet the criteria for the competition entered will be automatically disqualified. Entrants to ensure their business meets the competition requirements before completing the form.
  • Entrants to ensure concepts are protected – competitions are non-confidential. Concepts will be viewed by the public and therefore important to not divulge the know-how e.g. formula, code etc.
  • By entering the competition, you give the SAIS permission to use images, footage and other visuals collected during the live pitch on social media, website and other relevant platforms.
  • If an investment offer is made, due diligence will be undertaken and the potential investors have the right to request documentation. Should the information provided in the entry form be a misrepresentation of the business, the investors can withdraw their offer.