Date: 3 February 2017

Issued: Da Vinci TT100 – Storm Thomas


The Da Vinci Institute, Department of Science & Technology (DST), Blank Canvas International and Innocentrix are excited to announce the formation of a remarkable partnership in support of increased impact for the TT100 Business Innovation Awards programme for the period 2017-2019. This collaboration will support, showcase and recognise the role of leadership in the Management of Innovation and Technology as it relates to growth, differentiation and sustainable development.

Prof Bennie Anderson, CEO of The Da Vinci Institute says: “The programme is an effective vehicle for achieving growth and innovation advancement in South Africa and Africa at large. It further serves to raise awareness of the critical need for all organisations to embrace the Management of Technology, Innovation and People within a systemic and sustainable manner.”

The event calendar kicks off on 21 February 2017 with the first TT100 Forum ’Deep Dive’ session on Sustainable Business Performance in Africa. These sessions are cross-functional gatherings of industry representatives, focusing on pre-defined business areas to identify potential risks and opportunities for collaboration. The Forum will take place at The Da Vinci Institute located in Modderfontein, Johannesburg. It will launch the TT100 Business Innovation Awards programme for 2017, and host South African author and businessman, GG Alcock, as keynote speaker.

To register for the launch or to get detailed information about the 2017 calendar contact:   

Storm Thomas, Communications Manager (Da Vinci/TT100)


Tel: 078 797 0096 / 011 608 1331

For information about the Deep Dive event and agenda contact:

Surisa Nel, Summit COO


Tel: 083 459 1907 / 012 844 0136



The Da Vinci Institute is a School of Managerial Leadership contributing towards socio-economic development and transformation. Their annually hosted Awards Programme seeks to identify role models who have demonstrated excellence in co-creating new workplace realities.

The Department of Science and Technology (DST) serves to increase well-being and prosperity through science, technology and innovation. Their mission aims at providing leadership, an enabling environment, and resources for science, technology and innovation in support of South Africa’s development.

Blank Canvas Int. and the Sustainability Summit are synonymous with enabling resilient business and value chain performance. The Sustainability Summit 2016 launched the SMME Green Pitch (competition and incubator) and the African Sustainable Development Association (A-SDA) (“Centre of Excellence” for South Africa and Africa).

Innocentrix is an innovation business and technology service company who serves South Africa’s leading companies and has a strong network of international partnerships. They focus on innovation and technology services with the mission to take ideas to commercialisation.