NextGen (Design clinic and support)
NextGen is a highly interactive and personalised programme intended to help entrepreneurs design something amazing. It’s an opportunity to interact with industry experts and receive guidance on an idea.
By the end of the programme, you should have a prototype that is ready either to be pitched to potential investors, or implemented in your organisation.
Moving Ideas Competition
Run in collaboration with Transnet, the Moving Ideas Competition is an opportunity for entrepreneurs and businesses to bring their innovative new products or services to life.
The programme provides subsidised Research and Development (R&D) facilities, tools and resources for black-owned companies – particularly women, youth and people with disabilities. It develops their innovative ideas, tests commercial viability, creates access to potential funders, helps generate job opportunities and instils a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship.
The Moving Ideas Competition seeks fresh products & services or ideas, which could contribute to innovation across Transnet’s operational divisions.
Go To Hub
Go To Hub workshops are for entrepreneurs with a new product and service or idea, which could be turned into a commercially viable and sustainable business. The workshop is designed for South Africans starting an enterprise or growing an existing business.
You will be educated on tried and tested methods for evaluating the quality of your idea, how to define compelling customer value propositions, and how to design a business model which can monetize your new idea.
The Transnet Young Movers Programme aims to unearth and nurture design and innovation at secondary school level. It hosts 40 finalists from ten different high schools across eight provinces.
These sessions help the learners to explore the practicality of their ideas and the technology needed to implement them. The best business ideas go through a technical development process of prototypes and receive guidance in defining their customer value proposition.
Some of the country’s great innovative minds don’t reach post-matric institutions due to a lack of funding and entrepreneurial design culture. This programme encourages learners to create a culture of innovation, design thinking and creativity at their schools.
Since inception, the programme has reached 983 rural high school inventors.