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SA Innovation League 2017 – Launch

Better Returns from Innovation Investment in SA Leading Edge Innovation: A South African Perspective Join us for the launch of SA Innovation League 2017, featuring a panel discussion by previous entrants, the latest developments on the survey and a brief positioning of the 2016 results. The SA Innovation League is an annual study conducted by [...]

2017-04-19T16:28:39+00:00 January 17th, 2017|Press Releases|

First National Bank (FNB): It’s about people and being connected

A case study on how FNB is driving results through innovation... The Challenge Being in an industry that is experiencing global disruption coupled with economic challenges, FNB needed to respond with something different and impactful. They had to move from “Good to Great” by building enduring, rewarding relationships supported by people, innovation and efficiencies. Innovation [...]

2017-04-19T16:28:39+00:00 December 2nd, 2016|Case-Studies|

Innovation Is Oxygen at PPC

A case-study on how PPC is managing to change a 124 year old company through innovation... The Challenge Global change and a focus on the African growth imperative required a new way of working at PPC Collaboration & knowledge sharing needed to be entrenched and a move away from email and Xcel templates as means [...]

2017-04-19T16:28:39+00:00 November 24th, 2016|Case-Studies|

Why the implementation of ideas remain a corporate struggle?

By Henra Mayer Yes, it’s like motherhood and apple pie. New value cannot be created if it is not getting to market timeously. The SA Innovation League 2016 results, to be released on 8 December at Milpark Business School, makes it abundantly clear that innovation leadership gets the message on the importance of innovation and [...]

Towards Affordable Higher Education in South Africa

By Henra Mayer, Innocentrix CEO. Protest action linked to the #FeesMustFall sentiment first flared up in October 2015. Since we have started this initiative, it has spilled over to other related areas and is by all indications, still on-going. Affordable, accessible higher education is a topic that is close to many hearts, including the team [...]

2017-04-19T16:28:43+00:00 October 14th, 2016|Case-Studies, Open Innovation, Research|

Innovation as a Win-Win Proposition

Winning with Global Innovation Creating value through innovation is a global conversation. In today’s competitive world, both developed and developing countries need to come up with joint innovative solutions to counter global challenges; and they need to do this while simul­taneously addressing the pressing needs of their respective populations. In this context South Africa needs [...]

2017-04-19T16:28:43+00:00 September 22nd, 2016|Innovation Advisory and Consulting, Research|

The Time is Now

The world of business has changed for CEO’s With transformation, the speed of change is creating a reality that is becoming more difficult to anticipate and manage. The importance of innovation is cited by many as a do or die strategic decision. How leadership reacts and how they view this scale of change is an [...]

2017-04-19T16:28:46+00:00 September 14th, 2016|Case-Studies, Innovation Advisory and Consulting, Research|

KPMG CEO Outlook 2016 – South Africa

KPMG’s 2016 Global CEO Outlook study provides a vivid image of global CEOs’ expectations for business growth, the challenges they face and their strategies to chart organizational success. And this time round it includes a South African viewpoint. This annual study by KPMG International captures the perspectives and insights of nearly 1,300 CEOs from companies [...]

2017-04-19T16:28:46+00:00 September 13th, 2016|Innovation Advisory and Consulting, Research|

The Practical Side of Crowdsourced Innovation

The practise of innovation as a business discipline has been firmly entrenched in many organisations. The discussion is no longer around whether it must be done, but more about how to ensure that an innovation programme is sustainable and successful. What does a successful innovation programme look like, how is it managed and what are [...]

Corporate Entrepreneurs are Unsung Heroes

Innocentrix Corporate Entrepreneur Awards 2016 – Winners Announced Entrepreneurial employees are those that think outside the box and dream up new possibilities. They have the experience and ideas on how to improve efficiencies and drive business value. They aren’t afraid to see the world in their industry differently. Susan Foley, Executive in Residence at Babson [...]