Smart Industries Innov8: The Revolution of mobility and its impact on start-ups

28 Feb 2019

Smart Industries will be kicking off the Innov8 sessions for this year, and the discussion for the night is  Revolution of mobility and its impact on start-ups. Mobility, the movement from one point to another, like other sectors was equally impacted by the imposition of the internet in the 3rd industrial revolution.  Now in the 4th wave of technological advancement, mobility has yet again been rapidly impacted.  The global trends have impacted mobility to the point of autonomous driving.  There have been spill?over effects in vertically integrated mobility value chains such as mass?transit modes, rail, and aviation. On the one end are emerging nano?transit modes like dock?less bike and electric scooter sharing.  Disruptions have been impressively jaw-dropping over the years with fintech innovators like Uber taking the lead.  Innov8 will gauge and engage shared mobility, autonomous driving, electric vehicles, geek cultures, virtual office and drone technology.  While all of this rapid change is exciting, the question becomes ‘What is the impact on the start-up?’  Is it anti or pro start-up development and growth?  Join us for this exciting topic to find out more. Panel members: Mr Victor Radebe; Executive Director: Mobility Centre for Africa Mr Mpumi Nhlapho; Head of Demand Management: T-Systems Mr Lesego Modise; MD: K Networks Mr Esso Ndlovu: Liquid Telecoms Mr Nyiko Nkuna; Senior Manager of Intelligent Transport Systems: Gautrain Management Agency Mr Daliso Ngoma; African Technopreneurs (SStart-up)

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eKasiLab Summit 2018

13 Nov 2018

eKasi Summit is The Innovation Hub initiative to advance the spectrum for SMEs, aspiring entrepreneurs, technology enthusiasts and local businesses and communities at large. The summit is targeted at SME’s who are primarily operating in the townships and the greater Gauteng City Region. The focus will be mainly on companies that are using technology to grow their businesses, impact of technology to drive township businesses and how to get their business ready for commercialisation. eKasiLab is The Innovation Hub vehicle to promote the culture of Innovation and entrepreneurship in the township focusing on new innovative output in the community, in line with Township modernisation and re-industrialisation / Township Economy Revitalisation Provincial economic policies as well as innovative Entrepreneurship in the community, including social entrepreneurship. By rolling out traditional programme / offering by Innovation hub, closer to the people / youth in the township.  Representatives from the Technology Innovation Agency, City of Tshwane, SEDA, National Youth Development Agency, SEFA, and National Empowerment Fund will be in attendance.  join us at eKasiLab Mamelodi, Tshwane North TVET College Mamelodi Campus, 19403 Serapeng Rd East, Mamelodi RSVP:

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Uncharted Waters, and event hosted by The Climate Innovation Centre

06 Sep 2018

On 6 September the Climate Innovation Centre will host the next session of Innov8 The evenings discussion will unpack the various skills connected to and required in the water value chain. Guests and entrepreneurs alike will be exposed to the business of water and will have the opportunity to better align their product and service offernings to the needs of the market.   The platform performs as a vehicle through which members of the innovation ecosystem are afforded the opportunity to engage on industry challenges, provide input for growth and explore potential collaborations. 

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Cosmetic expo

25 Aug 2018

The Be2ty Table in collaboration with The Innovation Hub  will be hosting a SA Cosmetics Brand Exhibition to encourage market access, Innovation and collaboration within the cosmetic industry by promoting locally manufactured products, the exhibition is expected to attract key incubators, brand owners, medical and industry experts, regulators and local SMMEs in the industry.

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20 Aug 2018

Basheer, the owner of a retail pharamcy and pharaceutical applicant company, XS Health, will unpack Things He Wish He Knew earlier in his entrepreneurial career. With a long standing and successful career as an entrepreur, he will share with you things that he has learned over the years. Things not readily availabe to budding entrepreneurs.  Join us for this insightful talk this coming Monday @TheInnovationHub at 09h15 

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