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Innovation Summit 18 August 2009

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Activator Presentation for Innovation Summit, South Africa 2009

Activator Presentation for Innovation Summit, South Africa 2009

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  • 1. Innovation Summit 2009 19 August 2009
  • 2. ACTIVATOR – Triple Helix Model of Collaboration
    • Aims to facilitate industry, academia and government innovation partnership projects in the high-tech sector so as to create;
      • New SMMEs
      • Growth of existing SMEs
      • New and enhancing existing products & services
      • Capacity of knowledge workers
      • Job creation through knock-on effects
  • 3. ACTIVATOR – Triple Helix Model of Collaboration ACADEMIA INDUSTRY GOVERNMENT INFRASTRUCTURE AND POLICY MAKERS USERS AND UTILISERS OF KNOWLEDGE PRODUCERS OF KNOWLEDGE
  • 4. ACTIVATOR – Background
    • In 2004, TIH got exposure to Finnish CoE programme through visit to Finland
    • CoE model impressed TIH as a means to move from focusing on TIH park into regional innovation impact
    • Approached COFISA for support for Nov 2007 – Nov 2009
    • Conducted feasibility study in June 2007
    • Started inception phase in November 2007
    • Selected two ICT projects for pilot implementation in March 2008
    • Developed new identity in October 2008
  • 5. Finnish Centres of Expertise Programme
  • 6. ACTIVATOR – Projects Requirements
    • Project consortia must include 1x Large company, 1x university or R&D institution and 1 or more SMEs
    • Innovation projects in the high-tech sector closer to market
    • Projects representing opportunity to expand stakeholder base by involving multi-helix role players and expanding innovation output into different areas.
  • 7. ACTIVATOR – Projects
    • Meraka Institute – ‘Broadband For All’
    • Fourier Approach & UNISA ‘Centre of Operation Excellence in Complexity’
    • Tshwane E-Health Living Lab
    • Vodacom Emerging Market Collaboration and Innovation Unit (VEMCI)
    • Eskom Innovation Circuit
  • 8. ACTIVATOR – 3 Step Approach TM
  • 9. ACTIVATOR – Key Performance Indicators for LED
    • Number of SMEs created
    • Number of jobs created
    • Number of products and services developed
    • Revenue generated through ACTIVATOR
    • Number of participating institutions
  • 10. ACTIVATOR Back Office Offerings
    • Identify projects that provide opportunities for collaborative innovation outcomes
    • Assist project consortia with defining project plans which include; project objectives, business case for commercialization, schedule, milestones, funding model and measurement criteria
    • Assist projects with identifying suitable model to deal with ownership, shareholder equity, IP rights.
    • Define model to develop value-add opportunities for SME and job creation through project
    • Continuously source industry-led innovation projects to build portfolio of good projects
    • Provide brand visibility for project consortia
    • Assistance with accessing funding for the projects
    • Stakeholder management – partner matchmaking
    • Project management
    • Ensure project alignment with ACTIVATOR objectives and sustainability
  • 11. ACTIVATOR – Open Innovation Platform ACADEMIA INDUSTRY GOVERNMENT/ COMMUNITY Basic & Applied Research Product & Process Development Diffusion & Marketing Production
  • 12. Growing network of collaborators (BB4All)
  • 13. ACTIVATOR Back Office Team
    • ACTIVATOR TM Programme Manager
    • - Jeanette Morwane
    • ACTIVATOR TM Knowledge & Concept Development Manager
    • - Stephan Lamprecht
    • ACTIVATOR TM Projects Coordinators
    • - Johan Swart
    • - Theo van Heerden
    • ACTIVATOR TM Advisory Panel
  • 14. THANK YOU!