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Ecosystem

Education

Collaborating with ATRU

April 24, 2016

The Durban Innovation Hub strives to regenerate the Durban startup scene. Through the last year we have a tremendous time engaging with key stakeholders in the ecosystem and have had a cracking time partnering with some of the coolest organisations through engaging events.

Some would say that the ecosystem is a small one and not integrated with the rest of the South African tecnology-innovation and entrepreneurship landscape.

We are now taking it to the next level by exposing local Durbanites to the African conversation through African Tech Round-up one of Africa’s top-ranked African tech podcast in key African markets like Kenya, Nigeria, Ghana and South Africa.

Have a listen HERE

 

Networking

Innovate Durban

August 27, 2015
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The Innovate Durban Programme was launched in 2014.
The purpose of this programme is to highlight the importance of innovation in economic processes as well as channel creativity into improving the City.   EThekwini Municipality, the founding member of Innovate Durban, has partnered with various institutions and companies to launch the Innovate Durban brand.
The programme has included a number of projects implemented by the city in collaboration with these key partners to support innovation. It is driven by projects focused on creating awareness, building capacity and skills, encouraging community involvement, boosting public and private sector innovation and creating fundamental linkages between all role players and innovation tools to make innovation easy and possible. These will entail a number of initiatives intended to offer thinkers, aspiring students and budding entrepreneurs the opportunity to share, build capacity, network and investigate technology-based economic and social development as well as increase awareness within the entire municipality regarding innovation.
Objectives of the Innovation Programme:
  •  build a platform that brings the business and academic communities together to enable innovation that solves business challenges, drives economic growth and creates jobs
  • lead innovation in the region by providing businesses access to innovation thinking and technology that will improve their efficiency and effectiveness in their operations
  • support innovation skills development in the region by supporting academic institutions in course development and awareness
  • build credibility for Innovate Durban and the platform through partnerships as well as associations with other key players in the innovation sector.

Article souce: http://innovate.durban.gov.za/About/Pages/default.aspx

Networking, Uncategorized

Geekulcha

September 27, 2014

Geekulcha brings together IT students, young IT professionals and anyone who has an interest in IT and technology so they can share ideas, collaborate on projects, learn more about the IT industry and the latest trends and technologies. Through the Geekulcha platform the tech community gets to interact, have discussions, debate on IT related subjects and share their knowledge with each other.

The Geekulcha aim is to create a culture of innovation, creativity, development and entrepreneurship amongst our fellow youth, especially those doing IT.

Geekulcha is a strong partner to The Durban Hub as it strives to deliver on the grand vision.

Visit their website here