“Innocentrix played a central role in the design of the Group’s Innovation frameworks and works with a passion for the subject matter. The value delivered to the client was top of mind throughout the engagement process and the outcomes achieved was world-class.”
Executive Product, Innovation and Development – Altron
At various clients like Altron and PPC strategic innovation was top of mind. We considered system reviews and configurations for innovation projects and challenge-based innovation design and implementation. We formulated and executed on strategic innovation frameworks, communication and awareness creation campaigns, measurement and the tracking of results and reward programmes. Strategic roadmaps and diverse, expert implementation teams ensured effective delivery. We reviewed general innovation activities, implemented new and disruptive business models and executed company-wide innovation programmes to impact on a culture of innovation while increasing ROI for the organisation.
“Innocentrix promotes and supports innovation and its social growth in this country and plans, builds, and utilises models and frameworks that aid organisations to properly adapt innovative solutions within their respective organisational structures.”
The Department of Science and Technology (DST) had supported R&D activity within the hydrogen and fuel cell (HFC) sector under its HySA project for over five years as part of a long-term strategy to create a vibrant domestic industry. As R&D outcomes started to emerge, Innocentrix was asked to provide the DST with recommendations to inform its commercialisation framework for the next stage of its HFC strategy. The study included extensive research to provide detailed recommendations around organisation structure, funding frameworks, processes, board composition, staff skills and goals and objectives. By using its national and international knowledge base around commercialisation and cluster support and exploring its extensive networks, Innocentrix could deliver recommendations based on national and international best practises, academic research, international cases studies, extensive engagement with national stakeholders and interviews with international experts on HFC technologies, cluster management and IP commercialisation.
The recommendations aimed to create a competitive HFC industry in South Africa with the South African government fostering growth, business creation and human resource capacity.
“Innocentrix provides a sense of professionalism and communicates with you constantly to make sure the project runs smoothly. I confidently recommend them as experts in their field and as solid and reliable suppliers”
Deputy Director: Capacity Development and Technology Transfer – NIPMO
We regularly conduct research studies and do global scans to stay at the leading edge of winning industries. On this occasion a research project for NIPMO required a comparison of local and international best practises impacting on the Commercialisation of IP in the South African context. This involved a desk top study, focus group discussions, survey approaches and stakeholder engagement. The result provided an overview of the local landscape and imperatives and juxtaposed it against international best practises on the topic. The focus was technology transfer and effective commercialisation practises.
Governments across the world are looking for ways to nurture innovative businesses as one of the methods of solving some of their economic and societal challenges. We have assisted Cities in Gauteng to formulate innovation strategies and drive smart agendas geared towards inclusive change. In South Africa, addressing these challenges is in part the responsibility of the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti). One of the intervention tools for doing this is the Incubator Support Programme (ISP). Here the dti’s Incubation Support programme was evaluated and benchmarked. The work involved in depth research, local and international benchmarking and the interviewing of local as well as international stakeholders in the process. The report guided the Department on next steps and recommended changes to their strategy and approach while formulating concrete actions for implementation and crafting a way forward.