Popular Mechanics Inventors conference – 24 Nov 2011

November 16th, 2011 • RelatedFiled Under
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
Where: Indaba Hotel and Conference Centre in Fourways
Cost: R640 for the conference only, R768 for the conference plus awards dinner

As a special offer to SAINE and associated institutions, we are offering a further 20% discount on the original conference fee,

resulting in a cost of just R640 per delegate.


Now’s your chance to sign up for the 2011 Popular Mechanics Inventors Conference,

an annual feast of innovative ideas and practical advice for South Africa’s vibrant inventing community.

You’ll meet:

The man who accepted a R25 billion cheque, built a train, and helped to kick-start Gauteng’s transport future

An industrial designer whose pursuit of global excellence has made him a legend, and learn what he intends to do about sharks and surfers

The boss of a company that conceived and built a robotic reconnaissance aircraft that’s attracting international attention

A media-savvy insider who really understands the environment, ‘green economics’, and the politics of pragmatism

Patent attorneys who will help you realise your dream without emptying your bank account

To book for the conference only, or the conference plus awards dinner, at a further 20% discount email: nomfundoc@ramsaymedia.co.za
Stand to WIN the Vespa PX and get a 12-month Popular Mechanics digital subscription when you book, contact: nomfundoc@ramsaymedia.co.za

Nomfundo Calana
Promotions Manager

Tel:+27 21 530 3204
Fax:+27 21 530 3339



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

T’s and C’s apply.

Call Ingrid on 011 463 9898
E-Mail ingrid@brg.co.za
Visit www.theprogressconference.com

We look forward to the opportunity to meet you at this event.


Ingrid Ashwin
Operations Director


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:



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
• Champions/Ambassadors
• Idea management,
• Reward and recognition,
• 7 steps to innovation success

Unpacking Innovation:
• 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.

More Information:
Rosetta Alagoppen
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

Email: aipza@allevents.co.za

‘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 riette@riis.co.za

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

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.

Mikkel Christiansen
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 info@iii.org.za by 28 July 2011
Space is limited because this is an interactive workshop.
III - Institute of Inventors and Innovators

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.


Book and pay before 30th July and receive a free set of Strategic Trends 2011 cards valued at R2400

Contact: Ruth Tearle
Fax: 021 713 2145
Phone: 021 712 2154
Email: ruth@changedesigns.co.za
website: www.changedesigns.co.za

4th SA Innovation Summit
30, 31 August, 1 September 2011

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INNOVATION LEGENDS / ideas to market
IDC Conference Centre, Sandton, Johannesburg

35 Workshops + 12 Presentations + The Innovation Lab + 50 Speakers + Innovation & Creativity Strategies

15% Discount for SAINe Members


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