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Manufacturing Indaba 2018

Searching for South Africa's exceptional inventors

The Innovation Summit has launched the 'Inventors' Garage' competition to find South Africa's exceptional inventors, who may enter their invention, discovery, design, model or prototype in any industry to win a share of R25,000.
Any individual, group or team can enter the online competition. There are three entry categories for the competition: the open category where any inventor over 18 years old can submit an entry; the junior inventors' category for under-19s; and the industry specific category, which will be announced later. First prize is R15,000 cash and the public is encouraged to 'like' the inventions that are uploaded onto Facebook - the invention with the most likes on Facebook gets R5,000 cash.

All participants have to do is go to and submit their entry by the closing date of 20 August 2014.

Innovation Summit in September

In its seventh year as the country's premier innovation event, the Innovation Summit brings together thought leaders and practitioners in the field of innovation to showcase success stories, share lessons learnt, connect with peers, be inspired by those who keep on moving and practice by doing...innovation.

Taking place at the Cape Town Stadium from 16-18 September 2014, the summit aspires to raise awareness in innovation, facilitate collaboration and contribute to building the national system of innovation in South Africa.