|We would like to offer a special rate to the SAINE members and associates for the Inventors conference and awards dinner
We believe that this conference will be a great benefit to them and hope you would forward the communication below to your respective staff.
When: 24 November 2011
RE-INVENTING EXCELLENCE – TOM PETERS LIVE AND IN PERSON
WHEN? 08 November 2011
WHERE Vodacom World Midrand Johannesburg
PRICE? Individuals 1 – 4 delegates @ R 6 495.00 per person excluding VAT
Teams 5 – 9 delegates @ R 5 995.00 per person excluding VAT
Corporates 10 or more delegates @ R 5 495.00 per person excluding VAT
VIP CODE BRG003
T’s and C’s apply.
We look forward to the opportunity to meet you at this event.
BUSINESS RESULTS GROUP
Workshop on the Review of Innovation Measurement in South Africa, CSIR, Pretoria
8-9 November 2011
Held by Centre for Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators (CeSTII)
To view the programme and the presentations, go to:
INNOVATION MASTER CLASS
11 October 2011
Time: 8:30 – 13:00
Venue: intelliLAB, University of Johannesburg, Kingsway Campus.
The master class will be split into the following two sessions:
Creating a culture for Innovation:
• Strategic alignment
• Idea management,
• Reward and recognition,
• 7 steps to innovation success
• The SA Innovation eco-system
• Case studies on Innovation
• The challenges facing innovation
• Leadership commitment
This master class will be presented by Jayshree Naidoo, currently head of Strategy Management and Innovation
at the Development Bank of Southern Africa, and also works as an Independent Trainer and Consultant
through the Innovation Agency. Jayshree is co-chair of the Southern African Innovation Network, a
co-opt member of the National Advisory Council on Innovation and a non executive director for Junior
Achievement – South Africa. She has presented this model at several conferences and is a guest lecturer
on the topic of innovation.
Tel: +27 (0)84 501 2873
Accelerating IP and Innovation in South Africa
18-20 September 2011
You are invited to attend a ground-breaking conference which convenes global leaders to discuss Accelerating Intellectual Property and Innovation in South Africa, which will be held from 18-20 September 2011 at the Cape Sun Hotel, Cape Town. The conference will bring together almost 40 internationally-renowned experts in the fields of innovation, intellectual property, banking and finance, institutional research, regulatory approval and commercialization in a series of plenary panel discussions.
The conference will also discuss current issues in how to accelerate commercialization of innovation in developing countries more generally, with the participation of experts from China and India.
The conference is hosted by The National Intellectual Property Management Office (NIPMO), an office of the Department of Science and Technology to provide a unique opportunity for delegates to share best practices and to hear from experts in their fields.
The keynote address will be delivered by the Honorable Mrs Naledi Pandor, South Africa’s Minister of Science and Technology at the Gala dinner to be held on Tuesday 20 September 2011. The Gala Dinner will provide the opportunity to celebrate the passage of the Intellectual Property Rights from Publicly Financed Research and Development Act, 51 of 2008 of South Africa.
For more information or to register for this informative international event, visit: www.acceleratingipsouthafrica.com
Limited space – Book Now
Conference registration team
Centeq Events Tel: 021-948 9549
‘Co-Innovate with ESKOM Workshop’ in DURBAN: The ESKOM Open Innovation Pilot Project
Date: 22 July 2011
Time: 9:30 – 13:00
Venue: Gym ‘B’, M E Sultan Building, M L Sultan Campus, M L Sultan Road (formerly Centenary Road), Durban University of Technology (DUT), Kwa-Zulu Natal.
Download the ML Sultan Campus Map here.
Get directions on Google Maps here
Please note: Other alternative is entrance through the Curries Fountain Soccer Stadium, Winterton Walk (next to Sastri College), opposite Ritson Campus entrance.
The pilot project sees the launch the following challenges:
Challenge 1: Seeking smart technologies that will reduce domestic energy consumption by 700 MW permanently.
Challenge 2: Seeking technologies that will provide early detection of sagging, slipping, or fallen overhead conductors.
Challenge 3: Seeking experts for peer review of modeling and methodologies that consider the social, environmental, and economic impact of power generation and delivery systems
Challenge 4: Seeking technology to address improved water utilization and management for industrial processes.
Visit www.openinnovation.eskom.co.za for more information on the challenges.
For more information on the event phone Riette at +27 12 844 0673 or email email@example.com
ESKOM and RIIS would like to thank the Durban University of Technology for sponsoring the venue.
Blue Ocean Strategy – Maximizing Opportunities while Minimizing Risks Workshop
25th July 2011
The Intercontinental Johannesburg
Sandton Towers, Sandton in Johannesburg
27th July 2011
The Lagoon Beach Hotel,
Milnerton in Cape Town
Workshop Facilitator: Dr. Zunaira Munir
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION
Start-up Weekend Johannesburg
Where: Microsoft in Bryanston
When: 29th – 31st July
Start-up Weekend is an intense 54 hour event which focuses on building a web or mobile application which could form the basis of a credible business over the course of a weekend. The weekend brings together people with different skill sets – primarily software developers, graphics designers and business people – to build applications and develop a commercial case around them
Registration cost R 500,00.The event is non-profit and the registration fee goes towards covering meals and snacks for the full two days and attendants will also receive some gifts from the sponsors, among others I’ve been told it will include USD 50,00 to spend with Amazon Web Services.
We have a number of good speakers and mentors available to help the teams from venture capitalists to intellectual property lawyers.
Cell 082 727 4670
Women in Innovation Coference
4-5 August 2011
Southern Grayston Dr, Sandton, Johannesburg
Melrose Conferencing Unveils the inaugural Women in Innovation Research and Technology Conference. This conference seeks establish the need to improve the role of women in Innovation and application of research and technology in companies, research institutions and public entities with the gross aim of increasing the benefits of the same to the main stream economy.
Contact: Mujoka or Patricia for registration and fee (Close of registration July 29 2011) at Melrose Training
Tel: +27 11 455 5184
III Workshop: Get your project funded
A Workshop to help you tackle some of the IP, Market and Funding aspects
University of the Witwatersrand, Professional Development Hub, Wits Enterprise 92, cnr Jan Smuts and Empire Rd
6 August 2011 – Patenting and IP issues. Get hands-on guidance to conduct a novelty search, draft your provisional patent and plan you IP strategy.
20 August 2011 – Understand the market. How to get market research reports, how to conduct your own market research and how to develop a plan for commercializing your invention
3 September 2011 – How to complete an application for funding. The information you developed in the previous 2 sessions will now flow into your application process and we will have a few experts giving you hints and tips along the way.
For more information on the Institute of Inventors and Innovators PLEASE CLICK HERE
You have to commit to all attend all 3 workshops
You must be computer literate
Bring your own laptop or one can be hired at an additional cost
A Fee of R600 will be charged
To Book send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org by 28 July 2011
Space is limited because this is an interactive workshop.
OUT-OF-THE-BOX STRATEGIC PLANNING
A creative, participative way of doing hard nosed business strategy
17th & 18th August 2011 – Johannesburg
Price: R7000 plus VAT (SAINe Members get 10% discount) please indicate on the registration form.
Download a full catalogue of all courses or a course calendar here.
EARLY BIRD FREE GIFT
Book and pay before 30th July and receive a free set of Strategic Trends 2011 cards valued at R2400
4th SA Innovation Summit
30, 31 August, 1 September 2011
INNOVATION LEGENDS / ideas to market
IDC Conference Centre, Sandton, Johannesburg
WE ARE ANTI-RED TAPE
35 Workshops + 12 Presentations + The Innovation Lab + 50 Speakers + Innovation & Creativity Strategies
For BUSINESS, GOVERNMENT and ACADEMIA
15% Discount for SAINe Members
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION