How to enter

The tt100 programme starts with a Call for Entries and culminates in an Awards ceremony held towards the end of the year. In between, there are a number of key steps for participating companies and the adjudicators. Here’s an overview of the process.

Entries opened on 26 February 2021.

Entries will close on 30 September 2021.

Stage 1

Entries opened on 26 February 2021. Entries have been extended to 30 September 2021.

We take the evaluation of your work seriously! It is essential to provide a fully completed submission and ensure that it is submitted on or before the closing date.

Stage 2

A detailed assessment is conducted of your submission. If accepted, companies are notified and and requested to consider making a small pledge in the form of a tax-deductible donation towards the establishment of the tt100 Research Fund. 

Stage 3

On proof of payment, entrants are given a link to the tt100 questionnaire. This is an invaluable exercise as it takes you through the journey of how you Manage Innovation, Technology, People, and Systemic Thinking.

Stage 4

When the questionnaire has been completed, each successful entrant presents a submission to a panel of adjudicators. This usually happens during the second half of the year and is either a face-to-face session or, if this is not practical, conducted via video conference.

Stage 5

The panel of adjudicators select qualifying, finalist and winning organisations, which are announced at the awards function presided over by the Minister of Science and Technology or his/her representative.

Stage 6

The Award ceremony takes place between October and November of each year. Traditionally, leaders from all sectors and industries attend. See our gallery for past winners and speakers. Click here

Research fund fees. A tax-deductible donation

– Emerging organisations (turnover below R5 million): R500 (Excl. VAT)
– Small organisations (turnover between R5.1 million and R35 million): R1 000 (Excl. VAT)
– Medium organisations (between R35 million and R100 million): R1 500 (Exlc. VAT)
– Large organisations (turnover above R100 million): R2 000 (Excl. VAT)

Need more information?

Call Phindulo Victor Litshani on +27 (11) 579 4445.


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