Remarkable Collaborative Partnerships take tt100 to new heights.
A powerful co-operative partnership is set to boost the impact of the tt100 Business Innovation Awards programme.
Supporting, Recognising and Showcasing the best.
The Partners are The Da Vinci Institute, the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Technology Innovation Agency, and Innocentrix and Blank Canvas International. For the period 2017 to 2019, they will work closely together to support, showcase and recognise the role of leadership in the Management of Innovation and Technology as it relates to growth, differentiation and
The Da Vinci Institute.
The Da Vinci Institute is a School of Managerial Leadership contributing towards socio-economic development and transformation. Each year, it hosts the tt100 Awards programme to identify role models who have demonstrated excellence in co-creating new workplace realities.
Department of Science and Technology.
The Department of Science and Technology (DST) serves to increase well-being and prosperity through science, technology and innovation. Its mission is to provide leadership, an enabling environment and resources for science, technology and innovation in support of South Africa’s development.
The Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) is an entity of the Department of Science and Technology that enables and supports technological innovation across all sectors of the economy in order to deliver socio-economic benefits for South Africa and enhance its global competitiveness.These goals are achieved by supporting the development and commercialisation of research outputs from higher education institutions, science councils, public entities, private research institutions and enterprises and bringing them to market. TIA uses South Africa’s science and technology base to develop new industries, create sustainable jobs and help diversify the economy. Therefore, the mission of TIA is to exploit South Africa’s knowledge resources into sustainable socio-economic opportunities.
TIA has the following funding mechanisms: Seed Fund, Technology Development Fund and the Commercialisation Support Fund. Innovation enabling and Non-funding support instruments for innovators and SMMEs includes, Technology Stations (engineering services – infrastructure & advise), Technology Platforms (life science/ biotechnology – infrastructure & advise), Innovation Skills Development Programme, Technology Innovation Cluster Programme, the Global Cleantech Innovation Programme and the Youth Technology Innovation Programme.
Blank Canvas International.
Blank Canvas International and its Sustainability Summit are synonymous with enabling resilient business and value chain performance. Blank Canvas runs the SMME Green Pitch competition and incubator, and hosts the African Sustainable Development Association’s Centre of Excellence for South Africa and Africa.