Africans have been invited to collaborate on designing the future of Innovation in Africa

At the 5th SA Innovation Summit to be held in South Africa AND streamed live to 4 countries on the 29 & 30 August 2012, participants will be asked to  share  lessons learnt, ask questions and participate on the topic of innovation across the continent.

Topics include:

  • Explosive new trends, making Africa a world of possibilities.
  • Design with Africa – advancing inclusive innovation in majority world contexts
  • Exploring BIG DATA
  • Driving green industrialisation in SA through funding towards renewable energy and green industries
  • Creating an ecosystem for technology innovation and commercialisation
  • The truth about innovation
  • Systems thinking in innovation
  • The Innovation Hub Solution Exchange
  • Stimulating dynamic entrepreneurial environments
  • Can teen entrepreneurship be a catalyst for innovation, social and economic development in SA & Africa?
  • Case studies on innovation leadership skills in Africa.

The line-up of speakers are as follows:

Peter Greenwall – MD, Innovation101 • MC Masechaba Lekalake – CEO, Masechaba Media • Dr Steve Lennon -Group Executive, Eskom Sustainability • Prof Jaideep Prabhu – Jawaharlal Nehru Professor of Indian Business and Enterprise, Director of the Centre for India • Nic Dawes – Editor-in-Chief, Mail & Guardian • Prof Mugendi M’Rithaa -Industrial designer & researcher – CPUT • Roelf Mulder – MD…XYZDesign•Amanda du Plessis – CEO, Evolution Consulting • Dave Ives – MD, Karabina Solutions • Rentia van Tonder – SBU Head Green Industries, IDC • Prof Willem Clarke – CEO, Resolution Circle • Dan Buchner (USA) – Director of Innovation, Centre for Creative Leadership• Prof Philip Spies – Applied futures studies specialist • McLean Sibanda – CEO, The Innovation Hub • Dr Neville Comins – Innovation Consultant • Palesa Makanda – Entrepreneur Services Director, Endeavor SA • Chris Kanyane – Contributing Director: Business, Culture, Lifestyle, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Charter Innovations • Serenta Ramraj, Specialist Business Analyst, Sasol ChemCity •

To register for the livestream, please visit the Summit’s web page. 

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