Sa Innovation Network Presentation 9 March 2010

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Sa Innovation Network Presentation 9 March 2010

  1. 1. The SA Innovation Network 4 March 2010
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>The SAINe logo </li></ul><ul><li>Where did it all start? </li></ul><ul><li>SAINe format </li></ul><ul><li>What can SAINe do for you? </li></ul><ul><li>Focus areas </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainability </li></ul><ul><li>Guiding documents </li></ul><ul><li>Successes and Progress </li></ul><ul><li>Featured open discussions </li></ul><ul><li>Most popular discussion topic </li></ul><ul><li>NineSigma RSS Feed on SAINe website </li></ul><ul><li>Thought leader commitment </li></ul><ul><li>The way forward </li></ul>
  3. 3. The SAINe logo
  4. 4. Where did it all start? <ul><li>SA Innovation Summit survey on the need for a benchmarking club for innovation in SA </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Innovation Summit 2008 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Output Cofisa’s Innovation Systems Leadership Leadership Programme </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sponsors of time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>and resources </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Format: First Year <ul><li>2010 Steering committee: </li></ul><ul><li>Cape Biotech Trust, SAVCA, Meraka Institute, </li></ul><ul><li>COFISA, DBSA, RIIS </li></ul><ul><li>Infrastructure shared with RIIS at the Innovation Hub </li></ul><ul><li>Primary contact: Riëtte van Schalkwyk </li></ul><ul><li>Programme finances reported in full at yearly AGM </li></ul><ul><li>Membership from 1 Jan to 31 Dec. </li></ul><ul><li>SAVCA has been tasked to restructure SAINe into an association when sustainability has been proven </li></ul>
  6. 6. What Saine can do for you? <ul><li>Interactive website </li></ul><ul><li>Create knowledge in innovation in SA </li></ul><ul><li>SA Innovator for free </li></ul><ul><li>Members appear in the Innovation Yearbook </li></ul><ul><li>Members receive full reports of surveys they participate in </li></ul><ul><li>Discounts to events such as the SA Innovation Summit, 4 great innovation events per year, some events by invitation only. </li></ul><ul><li>Publish and get access to new case studies in distinct fields of innovation </li></ul><ul><li>Innovation network opportunities: Why networking? </li></ul><ul><li> The network is the Learning by George Siemens http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpbkdeyFxZw&feature=related </li></ul>
  7. 7. Focus areas <ul><li>Networking, publicity and information sharing and events to foster innovation and innovation management practices </li></ul><ul><li>Creating case studies on the success of innovation </li></ul><ul><li>Research and benchmarking on innovation in South Africa </li></ul><ul><li>The creation of standards for “Innovation Management” </li></ul>
  8. 8. Benefits <ul><li>Develop common language and practice for the “ Management of Innovation” </li></ul><ul><li>Networked niche that picks up momentum and can deliver real value in terms of economic growth and job creation </li></ul><ul><li>Lobbying force for standards, benchmarks and contextual information about SA innovators </li></ul><ul><li>Less lonely </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing of knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Bridge the innovation chasm </li></ul>
  9. 9. Sustainability <ul><li>Membership fees </li></ul><ul><li>Corporate memberships </li></ul><ul><li>Sponsors </li></ul><ul><li>YOU! </li></ul>
  10. 10. Guiding Documents <ul><li>Cofisa Team Manifesto </li></ul><ul><li>Code of Ethics </li></ul>
  11. 11. Progress from Launch : <ul><li>Australis Comm </li></ul><ul><li>BMGi </li></ul><ul><li>Cape Biotech Trust </li></ul><ul><li>Ceres </li></ul><ul><li>Cexino </li></ul><ul><li>DBSA </li></ul><ul><li>Debono /BRG </li></ul><ul><li>East London IDZ </li></ul><ul><li>Eskom </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty Training Institute </li></ul><ul><li>Fiftyways </li></ul><ul><li>Funk That </li></ul><ul><li>Limitless Opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Medical Research Council </li></ul><ul><li>Meraka Institute </li></ul><ul><li>Mindstir </li></ul>NETCB None-Zero-Sum Development North West University QueO RIIS SABS Design Institute SARIMA SAVCA Sense2Solve Symphonia Trusler Consultants Unisa University of Pretoria Wits Commercial Enterprise Zweni ICT Solutions Currently 155 individuals from 31 companies Academia, Business and Government
  12. 12. Successes & Progress <ul><li>SAINe Video: Open Innovation on You Tube (watched 283 times up to date!) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVa5QAKJMSE </li></ul><ul><li>Month on month growth of 30% new visitors </li></ul><ul><li>Members networking event : SABS Design Institute </li></ul><ul><li>11 hosted open discussions and 83 articles published </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook group(101 members) and Cape Silicon group (new) </li></ul>
  13. 13. Featured open discussions <ul><li>13 Thought leaders </li></ul><ul><li>11 Discussions </li></ul><ul><li>93 comments </li></ul><ul><li>Topics with most comments: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>15 comments: Is open Innovation for everyone?/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What does open innovation mean to you? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2. 15 comments: What is blocking SA’s innovation potential? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>8 comments: The promise of science parks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>7 comments: The experiences of Lathi Living Lab </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>6 comments: What is your favourite innovation book? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>5 comments: Should I patent? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>5 comments: Lego serious play </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Most popular discussion topic <ul><li>Open Innovation : http://www.saine.co.za/?p=98 </li></ul><ul><li>What is open innovation? </li></ul><ul><li>– The Lassen Innovation explanation: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8sxKDkeSCc&NR=1 </li></ul><ul><li>Current open discussion: Open vs Closed Innovation </li></ul><ul><li>Visit http://www.saine.co.za/?p=1575 to ask </li></ul><ul><li>the expert </li></ul>
  15. 15. NineSigma RSS Feeds <ul><li>Open Innovation: NineSigma </li></ul><ul><li>RSS Feed on SAINe website: (most resent) </li></ul><ul><li>Nine Sigma Projects </li></ul><ul><li>Particle Measurement </li></ul><ul><li>Removing Carbone Dioxide from Methane Fermentation Gas Streams </li></ul><ul><li>Technology for Stabilizing Functional Proteins in beverages </li></ul><ul><li>What is a RFP? https://www.myninesigma.com/sites/public/_layouts/RFPs/NineSigma_RFP_65646.pdf </li></ul>
  16. 16. Thought Leader Commitment <ul><li>It is easy: 2 open discussions every year and 6 other short articles or paragraphs during the year (may be published previously) </li></ul>
  17. 17. The Way Forward <ul><li>Grow membership base </li></ul><ul><li>Firm up thought leader process </li></ul><ul><li>Website content expand </li></ul><ul><li>Network the network </li></ul><ul><li>Think tank data basis in different sectors </li></ul><ul><li>Yearbook for members </li></ul><ul><li>“ The value of Innovation survey” </li></ul><ul><li>Listening to the network </li></ul><ul><li>Contribute: Volunteer you expertise, time or resources to collaborate to make the difference </li></ul><ul><li>www.saine.co.za </li></ul>
  18. 18. Thank you!

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