Innovation Summit 18 August 2009

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Activator Presentation for Innovation Summit, South Africa 2009

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Innovation Summit 18 August 2009

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

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