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The SA Innovation Summit which is in its 9th year has grown to become South Africa’s leading platform that brings together the very best of South African, African and global innovators to showcase their exceptional talents, innovations and ideas.Created to support and promote innovation and facilitate collaboration among multi-helix actors, the SA Innovation Summit is a crucial tool to inspire sustained economic growth.The outcomes achieved by the Summit, amplify and revive South Africa’s renowned competitive edge and it is a powerful tool to bring together thought leaders, learn, and connect with peers. Since its inception, the Summit has helped more than 500+ entrepreneurs and innovators bring their products to market over the years, and facilitated deal making between numerous organisations and inventors.The summit seek to :

  • Collaborate with government, academia and industry to build a South African system for innovation on a
    practical level.
  • Encourage mutually beneficial deal-making between innovators and investors.
  • Provide a platform where innovators can participate, grow their know-how and connections, and make their ideas come to life.

Lineup of Events for 2016 SA Innovation Summit

  • On 16 August, a high impact Thought Leader Conference will take place in the City Hall  in Cape Town.An incredible panel of thought-leaders has been assembled to guide the co-creation session. We have invited The City of Cape Town, Futureworld, a Swiss Digital transformational activist, the Futures Institute of Africa, My African City, Heads of the Region and many other influential drivers of change and innovation.
  • The day will be followed by a 24-hour Hackathon in Khayelitsha, intended to produce applications and solutions to meet the needs identified by the community. On 19 and 20 August developers will be sharing their brilliance at the Lookout Centre in Khayelitsha.
  • The SA Summit will kick off in Johannesburg on 21 September with two full conference days offering delegates the opportunity to participate in a host of exciting, thought-provoking and game-changing events including:
    • Presentations by world renowned speakers
    • Workshops
    • Plenary Sessions
    • CEO Panel Debates
    • Breakaway sessions with specialist workshops and themed streams.
  • Market on the Edge will open on 23 September, together with the Match & Invest lounge, the Pitching Den and the Inventors Garage.
  • The Youth Day will take place on 24 September in Johannesburg.
  • Ignite! celebrating the spirit of innovation in TED-style turbo-charged talks starts at 3pm on Friday, 23 September.

 

For Participation and more details visit the SA Innovation Summit Official Website

 

Kenneth Omeruo
Omeruo Ndukaku Kenneth is an Innovation Management expert,the CEO of Emerging Media,a new media company.He is a member of ISPIM - International Society for Professional Innovation Management and the US-Africa chamber of Commerce.He is the Founder of TechTrends Nigeria Blog,Nigeria Innovation Summit and the African Innovation Academy.Kenneth is a highly sought-after Internet Marketing Consultant who has through his seminars, articles, training and consulting, helped many organizations, Individuals, Businesses maximize the Internet for business purposes.Kenneth has also being featured as a guest on the TV show TODAY ON STV Nigeria and on Bloomberg Africa TV.He is the author of the best –selling Internet Book: How To Create Unlimited Internet Wealth. He is a syndicated columnist with the following Newspapers in Nigeria: Daily Independent, Financial Standard, PUNCH, BusinessDay, and Sun.Kenneth organises the EduNet Conference for Universities in Nigeria. Kenneth is a member of Institute of Software Practitioners of Nigeria( ISPON ) Roundtable For Capacity Development in Nigeria,member pre-selection committee for Nigeria at the UN World Summit Awards,a Panelist for Youth Enterprise With Innovation in Nigeria(YouWIN)-a Federal government initiative created by the ministry of finance,supported by ministries of Communications Technology,Youth Development,Worldbank and DFID. A 2013 Judge at the Google Cloud Developers Challenge for Sub Saharan Africa.He has been a contributing editor of Nigeria Communications Week,Africa Telecom and IT Business Magazine,ICT Today magazine,M2 magazine.Kenneth has been invited to the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation Forum, Oracle Open World Conference USA, Oracle Cloud World Dubai, and GITEX Dubai. He now lives in New York with his family and presently working on an Open Innovation project for Nigeria. You can contact Kenneth through email: (kenneth (at)techtrendsng.com) Facebook:www.facebook.com/Kenneth.omeruo On Twitter:www.twitter.com/kennethomeruo Skpe:Kenneth.Omeruo

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