Innovation as the DNA of enterprise development
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Innovation as the DNA of enterprise development – Teresiah Simelane delivered an inspiring speech in Sandton

“Entrepreneurship is the future of not only South Africa but of the African continent. Entrepreneurship not only creates employment but can also bring peace in the world. I had to look at some of the crimes that are happening in South Africa and I think to myself, Is that not because of hopelessness.” - Teresiah Simelane the GM of Enterprise development at The Innovation Hub
It is thus the DNA of The Innovation Hub to take it upon itself to ensure that the economy grows through the work that they are doing.

Teresiah Simelane the GM of Enterprise Development at The Innovation Hub delivered an inspiring speech at the 4th Annual Africa enterprise development & entrepreneurship investment agenda supported by Transnet in Sandton on the 21st and 22nd of June. The Innovation Hub also partnered and sponsored the event.
The Innovation Hub as the key driver of innovation and enterprise development in Gauteng is critical in the space of economic growth in Gauteng. More than the traditional definition of Innovation which is used, The Innovation Hub has moved away from this traditional definition and not only limit innovation to tech- systems.

Through the broader approach to innovation, The Innovation Hub offers a number of incubation programmes in the Bioeconomy (agro processing and pharmaceutical), Smart Industries (ICT and advanced manufacturing) and Green Economy (Water purification, waste management and renewable energy). In addition, The Innovation Hub operates a range of enterprise development, skills development and innovation enabling programmes both in the science park and throughout the Gauteng region.

Teresiah Simelane joined other renowned speakers including Makhosazana Masilela – the Executive Manager at Transnet, Thozamile Gwanya – The CEO of ECRDA, Sifiso Ndwandwe – CEO of Catalyst for Growth, Dionne Kerr – CEO of Siyakha Implementation Partners and Jayshree Naidoo the Head of Standard Bank Business Incubator.

“The discussions were relevant and vital and centred on the critical issues relating to economic growth” said Calisto Kondowe, the Senior Research Analyst at Global Invest Group – an advisory company that focusses on economic growth and development. “Over the years, Global Invest Group’s forums have become largest gathering of decision-makers, investors, stakeholders, and policy makers.

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