Transnet Moving Ideas!

Between 21 December 2018 and 19 February 2019


We’re on a search for South Africa’s most innovative entrepreneur and industry pioneers!

Do you have an innovation concept or rapid prototype and require support to develop it further?

The SABS Design Institute in collaboration with Transnet have launched the Moving Ideas Programme which seeks to support entrepreneurs who are developing innovative products or systems that contribute to  socio-economic growth particularly in high priority sectors such as manufacturing, agro processing, mining and technology.

The Moving Ideas programme is offering you the opportunity to be one of South Africa’s Future entrepreneurs and be part of South Africa’s Next Generation economy!

It’s You, The Thinkers, Doers and Creators who have the potential to shape the country’s economy. Your innovation could be the catalyst for the Next Generation economy.

Between 21 December and 19 February 2019 you can submit your entries to stand a chance to work collaboratively with designers and mentors to develop a rapid prototype./ product.

ENTER NOW and your innovation concept or rapid prototype could receive the support it needs to take it to the next level!



  1. Complete the online form below and enter all the details or click on the image below and download a pdf form and email it to the address on the form.
  2. The competition is open for entries from 21 December 2018 to 19 February 2019.

Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.


  • Black youth, Black women and people with disabilities (if you do not fall within these designated groups, you will not be considered).
  • Entrepreneurs


  • Must be the owner of a business that is 51% black-owned with valid registration documents
  • Must have a valid BEE certificate/sworn affidavit and Tax clearance certificate.
  • Must have a commercially viable product or idea.
  • Must be willing to travel to Gauteng for workshops.
  • Must be willing to commit fully to a period of 12 months to complete the programme


  • Business Case (ready to be presented to investors)
  • Technical Support:
  • Computer Aided Drawing
  • Technical Advisory
  • Product technical specifications
  • Rapid Prototype
  • Mentorship
  • Post the 12 months support, a panel of judges will select one entrepreneur with the most viable product to receive further support with product development and an international trade linkage.


  • Copy of Identity Document
  • Proof of Company Registration
  • Tax Clearance Certificate
  • Tax Clearance Certificate
  • BEE Certificate/Sworn Affidavit


PLEASE NOTE: The Moving Ideas programme is a non-financial support service. Terms and Conditions Apply (Detailed on the Entry Form)


Click to apply or fill in the form below 

Business Owner’s Details


Business Details


Product / Service Details


Mandatory documents to be attached


Terms & Conditions