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Von Seidels, the 2021 IP Partner of the SA Innovation Summit, will provide 3 prizes in total, 1 for each competition: Prizes for the winners of the Africa Cup, Inventors Garage and Fem-In-Tech competitions from our IP partner, Von Seidels: A brand audit and IP registrations to the value of R20,000 for each competition winner.
The 2021 partner of the Inventors Garage, the Department of Trade, industry and Competition is generously sponsoring amazing cash prizes to the value of R120 000 to help entrepreneurs grow their businesses.
The Innovation Hub, the innovation agency of the Gauteng Province is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Gauteng Growth and Development Agency. It was established by the Gauteng Provincial Government through its Department of Economic Development to promote economic development and competitiveness of Gauteng through fostering innovation and entrepreneurship.
TIH offers several incubation programmes in the Bioeconomy (agro processing and pharmaceutical), Smart Industries (ICT and advanced manufacturing) and Green Economy (Water purification, waste management and renewable energy). In addition, The Innovation Hub operates a range of enterprise development, skills development and innovation enabling programmes both in the science park and throughout the Gauteng region and start-ups from these programmes will be showcasing at the 2021 SA Innovation Summit – Expanding Horizons.
The “Metaverse” – an immersive online space where we socialise, trade and exist digitally – has become the new buzz-phrase for big tech.
Initially a Gen-Z avatar playground, this fully realised digital world that exists beyond the physical one in which we live is now emerging as the next big reality for digital growth. Hailed as the next iteration of the internet or Web 3.0, the metaverse sits at the intersection of the web, augmented reality and the blockchain and allows access through a multitude of devices and technologies.
In May 2021 Estonia opened a pick-up point for its e-Residency ID cards in Johannesburg in May this year.
It is possible for South Africans to apply online for e-Residency ID card, after which it is possible to establish and manage EU-based companies with e-Residency 100% online.
In 2017, the Southern Africa Innovation Support Programme (SAIS 2) founded our community of learning called Connected Hubs as a network of innovation support organisations from across Southern Africa. As Connected Hubs, we went from strength to strength together, exchanging best practices amongst our members and collaborating to share knowledge and support innovation across borders.
Now the time has come for us to take flight. To set our own course and come into our own under our new name.
We are the Southern Africa Innovation Collective (SAIC).
This July and August in the TechTribe Community we focused on everything IP for Start-Ups hosted by Von Seidels, world leading IP attorneys. We closed off this theme on 31 August 2021, with an informative IP Masterclass titled ‘Getting Your IP Investment Ready’ with patent attorney, Ralph Van Niekerk.
The South African Exchange Control Regulations require Treasury approval for the transfer of intellectual property rights from a local company to a foreign company. Failure to obtain exchange control approval may result in a fine or imprisonment.
Map the Digital Journey of Your Business: Ensuring that your website, platform or App attracts customers, keeps them and drives sales!
Most entrepreneurs digitalize their business through tools, processes, payment gates and more. Often, we do it in bits and with different groups of people with different agendas. To solve an immediate problem, usually. This creates, over time, a disconnected journey through your business that can be detrimental to your growth.
The Southern Africa Innovation Support Programme (SAIS 2) is back at the SA Innovation Summit (SA Innovation Summit – Expanding Horizons #SAIS2021) this year to host their flagship event, the Annual Southern Africa Innovation Forum (ASAIF) 2021. This year, SAIS 2 is celebrating successes and lessons learnt during the programme’s run under the theme Pushing Boundaries: Pathways to Growth in Entrepreneurship Ecosystems.