Theme: Smart Innovation for People- Cantered Futures.
The 2nd Stellenbosch Innovation Conference builds on the momentum of 2013’s Innovation and Smart City Conferences, held in Stellenbosch. In 2013, the concept of transforming Stellenbosch town into an Innovation District was introduced to the Western Cape community, and included the vision of a smart Stellenbosch, with the aim of connecting local innovation to global solutions.
In 2014, as part of the World Design Capital initiative #WDC297, the Stellenbosch Innovation District (SID) presents a platform to build momentum for innovation by bringing vision to social action. SID represents an opportunity to build a long-term vision for action in partnership with academia, government and business (both locally and internationally).
Pioneering a hub for the knowledge economy, SID aims to capitalise on the opportunities of a rapidly changing world by turning urban, social, economic and environmental challenges into opportunities through smart innovation. Africa is on the rise, and requires places like the Stellenbosch Innovation District to provide innovation leadership.
To solve challenges locally, for export to rest of South Africa and Africa. The aim is to promote, develop and implement innovation in a way that is both sustainable and smart, but above all – people-centred! The African smart revolution starts here with your participation.
Join us at the 2nd SID Stellenbosch Innovation Conference to take part in an event that is building the Future Africa.