In celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week 2016, The Innovation Hub, the innovation agency of the Gauteng province, is pleased to announce the winners of the fifth prestigious Gauteng Accelerator Programme (GAP) Innovation Competitions for 2016.
These awards honoured top innovators and entrepreneurs for their outstanding work in the smart industry, green economy, biosciences and medical sectors. This year, a new category, ‘Gauteng Accelerator Township Economy (GATE), aimed at township originating and impacting innovations, was included in line with the Gauteng Government's Township Economy Revitalisation programme. The awards ceremony attracted dignitaries from international public and private sectors.
"The GAP Innovation Competitions are an important mechanism for promoting innovation and technology advancement within key sectors, while building a culture of innovation in Gauteng in line with our Innovation and Knowledge Economy Strategy (GIKES). This is critical for new enterprise development and creating sustainable employment to transform the economy of our province," said DDG for the Department of Economic Development in Gauteng, Motlatjo Mohlowa.[Full Story.]