The Innovation Hub is running four high profile innovation competitions for Gauteng-based researchers and entrepreneurs with plans to be global leaders in the Green, Medical, ICT, and Biotech sectors. Entries for the competitions open throughout the year to access more than R3 million in seed funding and incubation services.

Deadlines
Business Basics Workshop: 24 April 2014
Business Plan: 05 May 2014
Aimed at researchers & entrepreneurs active in the Biotech sector. The winning three(3) teams will share a total of R1 million in seed funding and business development services from Maxum Business Incubator. They will also join the new BioPark being constructed at The Innovation Hub.

Deadline: 21 May 2014
Seeks innovative entrepreneurs working on clean tech solutions in areas such as renewable energy, water & sanitation, and sustainable mobility. Four winners will share R1.3 million in seed funding and incubation services provided by Maxum Business Incubator & Climate Innovation Centre.

Deadline: 21 May 2014
Has the goal of identifying & nurturing health innovations that will contribute to improved health care service delivery in hospitals. Conducted in partnership with World Innovation Day, the winner will attend the global event in Geneva where they could win the World Innovation Prize.

Deadline: 21 May 2014
Aims to find innovations in the ICT sector that have strong business potential and prospects for broad social impact. The four winners of GAP ICT will share R1.3 million in seed funding and incubation services provided by Maxum Business Incubator and mLab Southern Africa.