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South Africa Climate Innovation Center kicks off its national program and joins the World Bank’s global network of innovation centers

     25th March 2015 The Climate Innovation Center South Africa will kick off its national program with a world-class conference on Green Technologies and Innovations for Inclusive Growth on March 25 and 26. The scaled-up CIC South Africa is the newest member of the World Bank/infoDev’s global network of Climate... 

Amid a ‘dire’ entrepreneurial climate, Zulu sets big small business GDP target 

By: Terence Creamer     10th November 2014 The entrepreneurial climate in South Africa “is dire”, Small Business Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu lamented on Monday, noting that fewer than 14% of South Africans were planning to start a business in the coming three years. However, she also unveiled a target for raising the gross domestic... 

East London IDZ launches science, technology park to enhance competitiveness

By: Zandile Mavuso     5th September 2014 The East London Industrial Development Zone (ELIDZ) officially launched its Science and Technology Park (STP) in East London, in the Eastern Cape, last month to accelerate economic development. 

East London science park to drive economic growth

By: Zandile Mavuso     21st August 2014 The East London industrial development zone (Elidz) on Thursday afternoon officially launched its Science and Technology Park (STP), which is aimed at speeding up the pace of economic development in the Eastern Cape. The STP’s location within the Elidz was expected to increase the competitive... 

Gathering seeks to tease out SA’s green-economy opportunities

By: Sashnee Moodley     15th August 2014 The inaugural Green Youth Indaba, which took place last month, brought together scores of South African youth, as well as green industry professionals, experts and government departments to address green economy opportunities and sustainable development.  

Strong demand for space in Innovation Hub’s biotech park

By: Irma Venter     4th July 2014 Phase 1 of the Innovation Hub’s Biopark@Gauteng is already filled to capacity, says Innovation Hub research, development and innovation GM Dr Boitumelo Semete-Makokotlela. The ten companies in Phase 1 of the Life Sciences Enterprise project will be able to move into the park in the third quarter... 

Innovation Hub’s Biopark to open in third quarter

By: Irma Venter     19th June 2014 Phase 1 of the Innovation Hub’s Biopark@Gauteng is already filled to capacity, says Innovation Hub research, development and innovation GM Dr Boitumelo Semete-Makokotlela. The ten companies in Phase 1 of the Life Sciences Enterprise project will be able to move into the park in the third quarter... 

Imagine if… You had comprehensive insight and fit-for-purpose tools to navigate the future and facilitate change

     15th April 2014 The Innovation Hub and Blank Canvas International are proud to announce the launch of the Thought Leaders Academy in the City of Tshwane today. The Academy is born out of an urgent need to prepare leaders to take up the challenge of moving South Africa from a commodity-based to a knowledge-based... 

The Innovation Hub’s Climate Innovation Centre Embarks On Outreach Programmes To Pave The Way For A Greener Province

By: Creamer Media Reporter      17th September 2013 The Innovation Hub’s Climate Innovation Centre has embarked on a series of Inclusivity Workshops to raise awareness of the green economy and the impact of climate change at the level of communities who are marginalised.  The Innovation Hub, Africa’s first accredited science and technology park... 

Industries explore new innovation-exchange model to accelerate development

By: Schalk Burger     22nd March 2013 A formalised innovation- and solution- exchange platform enables inventors, innovators, entrepreneurs, governments and companies to exchange ideas and solutions relating to a variety of challenges securely, accelerating the development of new or enhanced products, services, economic development... 

Industries explore new innovation-exchange model to accelerate development

By: Schalk Burger     22nd March 2013 A formalised innovation- and solution-exchange platform enables inventors, innovators, entrepreneurs, governments and companies to exchange ideas and solutions relating to a variety of challenges securely, accelerating the development of new or enhanced products, services, economic development... 

CSIR, Innovation Hub sign MoU

By: Natalie Greve     20th March 2013 Africa’s first accredited science and technology park, The Innovation Hub (TIH), and the Council for Scientific Research (CSIR) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the objective of creating opportunities for technology start-up companies in Gauteng. TIH CEO McLean Sibanda said... 

Innovative solutions sought for six key SA problems

By: Schalk Burger     1st February 2013 Six challenges faced by six private companies and government bodies in Gauteng were part of the pilot phase of the Innovation Hub’s Solution Exchange platform, says Innovation Hub CEO McLean Sibanda. The platform formalises the connections between organisations seeking solutions and individuals... 

Workplace experience seen as key to accelerating artisan development

By: Schalk Burger     10th August 2012 Temporary placement of apprentices and technical students in workplaces to prepare them more adequately for employment has received broad support from business, industry, government departments, training bodies and training authorities. However, there are some fears that employers may resist... 

Workplace experience seen as key to accelerating artisan development

By: Schalk Burger     10th August 2012 Temporary placement of apprentices and technical students in workplaces to prepare them more adequately for employment has received broad support from business, industry, government departments, training bodies and training authorities.  

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