OpenIX is an Open Innovation Exchange that delivers tangible solutions to real challenges posted by solution seekers in government and the private sector, and connects leading African researchers and entrepreneurs with new opportunities to commercialise their innovations.
OpenIX is leading a growing movement towards open innovation on the African continent and has built a track record of novel solutions and new deals for our members. Through our extensive relationships with both the growing African innovation community and global science and technology partners, we are able to access a unique mix of unconventional ideas and recognised experts. We source the appropriate solution for your need but also give you a picture of global trends and weak signals in your technology space. Our intensive campaign and wide reach accelerates the innovation process for organisations and the time to market for technology developers.
OpenIX is run by a team based at The Innovation Hub that includes open innovation and PhD sector specialists, with strong backgrounds in innovation, research and management consulting in South Africa, Africa and globally.
We have partnered in the launch of OpenIX with the City of Tshwane, home of The Innovation Hub, and a leader in driving innovation practices within local government; as well as the Research Institute for Innovation and Sustainability (RIIS), a pioneer of open innovation services in South Africa.