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NineSigma Open Innovation in South Africa

NineSigma is the most experienced and advanced Open Innovation service provider in the world. Founded in 2000, NineSigma has been offering open innovation solutions long before it was an accepted management practice.

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Regional Connect Southern Africa Open Innovation Platform

An open innovation platform has launched on 30 June 2014. Regional Connect is the result of a collaborative partnership between the UNAM,RIIS in South Africa, NTBC in Zambia and UEM in Mozambique.

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Connect + Solve Eastern Cape Open Innovation Platform

The East London Industrial Development Zone in Collaboration with the RIIS launched Connect + Solve, the Eastern Cape’s first regional Open Innovation Solution Exchange platform.

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SOLEX An Open Innovation Portal for Southern Africa

The purpose of the SOLEX portal is to offer a “one-stop-open-innovation-shop” for a a multi-helix of innovation role players from different sectors across the region and continent.

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Current Open Challenges awaiting responses:

Innovation Challenge to find easy to use in-process royalty counting solutions for integration with block making machine.
A Windhoek based company, Kavango Block Brick (KBB), is seeking innovative royalty counting solutions which can be fitted to, or integrated with their existing K-Block moulding machines, to ensure accurate and auditable production counting and control as the [...]

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How can South African organisations implement Open Innovation?

By Jonathan Muringani Jr
In a dynamic global business environment and increased pressure for sustainable development, Open innovation has emerged as the next generation business tool. However, in spite of its increasing importance everywhere in other competitive economies, it remains a peripheral issue in South Africa. It seems South African organisations are still stuck in the [...]

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