Open Data: what government data is available?

March 17, 2017
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In an increasingly connected world, data has become the new oil. We are producing vast volumes of data, but greater insights come from mining linked data sets. For business, the question is what additional insights can be gained about customers, market and economic conditions, by having access to government data. What government sets are currently.. read more →

Mentorship pilot: our business professionals support start-ups

March 16, 2017
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At our recent CEO Engagement, Unlocking SME Growth with Adrian Gore, Discovery CEO and SA SME Fund co-leader, Adrian Gore stated that South Africa’s growth and solution to the unemployment crisis will come from greater entrepreneurial activity. In South Africa, SMEs make up 91% of formalised business, provide 60% of employment of the labour force.. read more →

‘Really impressive’ innovation in biomedical technology in the Cape

November 30, 2016
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When we think of medical excellence in the Cape, we often first think of the world’s first heart transplant performed by Dr Chris Barnard at Groote Schuur hospital, but are you aware of the extent of what’s being developed and the vibrancy of medical technology and biomedical innovation happening in the Cape Town region today?.. read more →

Smart Cape Town: using technology to deliver value

November 30, 2016
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Cities are the future, but they will be put under great strain to adapt their infrastructures and services to cope with predicted population growth and increasing urbanisation. Fortunately, in tandem with these trends, technology is evolving, with the introduction of new technology and increases in processing capability and lower unit costs, all playing a role. .. read more →

Cape Talk – Our Programme Director talks about Innovation coming out of our Western Cape Universities

September 20, 2016
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The Western Cape universities are leading universities in South Africa and Africa. Looking specifically at research and innovation, and patent activity of South African universities from 2009 – 2015, the four Western Cape Universities accounted for 48.6%. Stellenbosch University and UCT filed 150 PCT patents resulting in multiple spin-out companies in the same time period… read more →

Mentorship of spin-out companies from our Western Cape Universities

September 8, 2016
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The Western Cape universities are leading universities in South Africa and Africa. Looking specifically at research and innovation, and patent activity of South African universities from 2009 – 2015, the four WC universities accounted for 48.6%. Stellenbosch University and UCT filed 150 PCT patents resulting in multiple spin-out companies in the same time period. Even.. read more →

Creating Intelligence from Increased Volumes of Data

September 7, 2016
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Data is the new currency. In 2016, the world has entered the “zettabyte era” as global IP traffic will reach 1.1 zettabytes, or over 1 trillion gigabytes. By 2020, global IP traffic will reach 2.3 zettabytes. This data growth is fuelling new industries and economies, and stimulating innovation within organisations. It is through the exponential rise.. read more →

Data Driven Innovation Strategies: opportunities from Big Data and Data Centres

May 4, 2016
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Big Data is a fast-growing global industry with growth forecasted at 26.4% CAGR to $41.5 billion by 2018 according to the IDC. Big Data is the analysis of high-volume data to uncover valuable insights and create value for business and governments, pertinent to Smart City initiatives and business’ innovation strategies. The Square Kilometer Array (SKA).. read more →

J&J invest R300m and launch their Africa Global Public Health practice in Cape Town

April 20, 2016
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2016 has been a busy year for Johnson & Johnson in Cape Town as they continue to prepare their business to better serve consumers across Sub-Saharan Africa. In January, J&J opened their refurbished pharmaceutical manufacturing plant following a R300 million investment in technology and infrastructure. Then in early April, J&J launched the Global Public Health.. read more →

Big Data: driving business innovation and opportunities from SKA

April 20, 2016
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Big Data is a fast-growing global industry with growth forecasted at 26.4% CAGR to $41.5 billion by 2018 according to the International Data Corporation (IDC). Big Data is the analysis of high-volume data to uncover valuable insights and create value for business and governments. It is not only pertinent to Smart City initiatives especially due to the.. read more →