Innovation is about pushing boundaries, reaching further, seeing a gap and having the ability to fill it. As digital continues to disrupt, innovation—and establishing a culture of innovation—in business is vital to transformation and competitiveness. But it doesn’t happen in a vacuum. You have to consciously nurture innovation within your business, your people and your networks—and you have to act.
Do you want to know how your organisation ranks in terms of innovation? How you can be better at it? If you want to showcase a product, process, service, or system innovation within the South African marketplace, enter the Accenture Innovation Index.
DEFINE YOUR INNOVATION STRATEGY
Clarify and measure all aspects of your organisation's innovation capability.
GET CUSTOMISED FEEDBACK
Harness untapped opportunities to prolong the lifespan and enhance the impact of your innovative concepts and capabilities.
STRENGTHEN YOUR NETWORK
Extend your business network and gain exposure to other prominent business leaders by participating in the Accenture Innovation Index and attending the Accenture Innovation Conference.
PUT YOUR INNOVATION IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Get maximum exposure and recognition as an innovator.
RECRUIT GREAT TALENT
Enhance your attractiveness as an employer by being acknowledged as an innovative organisation.
ACCESS POTENTIAL FUNDING
Drive awareness of your innovation capability or concept and attract funding through recognition and exposure.
Meet, connect with, and be inspired by leading global, African and local thought leaders and their leading-edge thinking and insights (such as these insights from the Accenture Innovation Conference 2015).
CHAMPION INNOVATION IN SOUTH AFRICA
Help cultivate an innovation psyche in South Africa—a national imperative for growth and job creation.
The Accenture Innovation Index measures, recognises and rewards innovation and systems of innovation. It gives every online survey entrant a personalised innovation diagnostic report that identifies innovation gaps and strengths. It starts with your participation in an online survey and culminates in an innovation showcase and awards ceremony at the Accenture Innovation Conference.
The Accenture Innovation Index is open to all South African organisations—small, medium, large; listed or non-listed; NGO; public or private—with a commercialised product, process or service.
Complete a quick registration form online. Next, we will call you to welcome you to the programme and explain the next steps and information required. You will receive a private, customised link to your innovation survey via email.
COMPLETE THE ONLINE SURVEY
You will need information from across all areas of your organisation, so we encourage you to work collaboratively.
There are two parts to the survey. Section one looks at all areas of your organisation (this is where collaboration useful). Section two is an optional section where you may choose to submit an innovative concept for consideration. Innovative concepts can include—but are not limited to—projects, products, services, processes and systems. Concepts must be commercialised and in the market from one day to three years, and should also be proudly South African. You can submit multimedia files to demonstrate your innovations. A link is provided in the survey. This is optional.
PARTICIPATE IN THE ADJUDICATION, SHOWCASE AND AWARDS
The organisations found to be the most innovative will be invited to showcase their innovations at the Accenture Innovation Conference. The Da Vinci Institute and TransUnion, along with innovation practitioners from across the South African marketplace will conduct adjudication. Award winners will be announced on the day of the Accenture Innovation Conference.
RECEIVE YOUR CONFIDENTIAL, CUSTOMISED INNOVATION DIAGNOSTIC
This report will identify your organisation’s innovation gaps and strengths, provide a benchmark, and include strategies that may help you gain competitive advantage.
Your information is treated with utmost discretion. Our adjudicators sign a non-disclosure agreement and are screened for any conflicts of interest. You can be assured of the confidentiality and the professionalism applied to your entry.
The Da Vinci Institute offers Certificate, Diploma, Masters, Bachelors and PhD programmes in the Management of Technology, Innovation, People, Systems (TIPS™) and Business (B). By integrating the TIPS™(B) framework.
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