The Accenture Innovation Index annually measures, recognises and rewards innovation and systems of innovation in organisations of all sizes in the South African public and private sectors.
It is a free online survey that enables you to accurately identify your innovation strengths and gaps and may help source strategies for competitive advantage.REGISTER NOW
Do you want to know how your organisation ranks in terms of innovation? How you can be better at it? Want to showcase a product, process, service, or system innovation, enter the Accenture Innovation Index.
Register now to access the online survey tool.
On 12 October 2016, Accenture hosted 300 executives, small business owners, government policy makers, institutional decision-makers, heads of academia and opinion shapers, who came to hear an outstanding line-up of international speakers talk about how innovation can disrupt, change and drive organisations and countries.
The Accenture Innovation Index 2016 winners were announced and the key findings from the research discussed. Watch the video below to recapture highlights from the Conference, including inspiring quotes from the speakers and comments from the panel.
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 2016).
Clarify and measure all aspects of your organisation's innovation capability.
Get maximum exposure and recognition as an innovator
Each organisation who completes the survey will receive their custom digital diagnostic. Harness untapped opportunities to prolong the lifespan and enhance the impact of your innovative concepts and capabilities.
Enhance your attractiveness as an employer by being acknowledged as an innovative organisation.
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.
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 custom innovation diagnostic that identifies innovation gaps and strengths, provides a benchmark by turnover and sector, and includes strategies that may help you gain competitive advantage.Demo Link
Absa - Putting the customer first, through a customer-led design approach. Working in agile teams to deliver co-created, constantly evolving and secure banking services that help to enable the lifestyles of our customers.. An example of this is bringing customers world-first services such as ChatBanking for Facebook Messenger, allowing them to do their "liking" and banking at the same time.www.absa.co.za 1
Purple Group is a retail-specific financial services and technology group that engages with clients who are aspirational about their wealth. The Group focuses on innovation strategies that disrupt old world financial services thinking, by making investing easy and accessible for all South Africans.www.purplegroup.co.za 3
KEY360 is a revolutionary cloud based Business and Project Management solution with exceptional capabilities to handle workflow, data, documents, dashboards, KPI's, business and staff optimisation together with upskilling. It caters for over 100 processes via either mobile or multi-company access.www.ssgconsulting.co.za 2
The Bramhope Group: The Bramhope Group is comprised of Bramhope Health & Safety and Bramhope Outdoor & Leisure. The innovation they put forward offers a Partnership Programme that builds and maintains long term relationships between like-minded innovative companies in the health, safety and hygiene industries.www.bramhope.co.za 0
Assupol: instantGroceries™ changed the way and speed in which insurance benefits can be paid to beneficiaries. It literally puts spending power in the hands of beneficiaries wherever they are, instantly via a mobile phone. The benefits can be spent at leading retailers with a national footprint.www.assupol.co.za 0
Purple Group - Easy Equities: EasyEquities: The Bundles innovation that allows you, the investor, to invest in a basket of shares. It provides access to a predetermined stock selection created by respected fund managers and CIO's from some of South Africa's top financial service providers. There is no minimum investment requirement, and an investor can start investing in these diversified investment portfolios with as little as R10, ultimately disrupting the traditional asset management world.www.purplegroup.co.za 3
USN - Ultimate Sports Nutrition: The USN Blue Label Testing Lab was launched with the aim to provide consumers with the opportunity to be involved in developing a product that they will love and use. USN has utilised it's most important resource it's consumers, simply put the USN Blue Label Testing Lab provides you the consumer with products backed by science and perfected by you.www.usn.co.za 0
Kirkonsult: The Carbotect technology was developed as an organic detection tool to verify whether reductions in time, energy, water and chemical inputs could be sustained during standard industrial cleaning procedures.0
Quorus Biotech: Because of an ever increasing push towards researching and developing 'natural' products in the fragrance/flavours and pharmaceutical industries, a need arose for the development of Microbial Cell Culture Bioreactors with which to develop ways of culturing and manufacturing these 'natural' products.www.quorusbiotech.com 0
Seeing Machines: Seeing Machines uses advanced detection and prevention safety assistance technologies to track eye and facial movement in order to monitor fatigue, drowsiness and distraction events such as micro sleeps, texting and cell phone use as they occur. This provides for a real-time intervention strategy, improving operator, driver and environmental safety, preserving assets and reducing risk.www.ium.co 0
Standard Microgrid: Standard Microgrid is a mini-utility utilising a combination of solar PV, energy storage, cloud based grid management and granular demand side management devices to transform a rural off-grid village into a hyper efficient group of networked smart homes.www.standardmicrogrid.com 1
Vuselela Energy: Vuselela Energy's Thermal Harvesting™ power plant, Eternity Power, is a global, first-of-its-kind clean energy power plant based at the Anglo American Platinum Waterval Smelting Complex near Rustenburg, North West Province. The Thermal Harvesting™ plant captures waste heat from the converter cooling circuit at the smelter to generate up to 4.3MW of clean electricity, then used by the smelter for its internal power consumption.www.vuselela-energy.com 2
The Accenture Innovation Index measures, recognises and rewards innovation and systems of innovation. It gives every organisation who completes the survey, 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 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 contact you to welcome you to the programme and explain the next steps and information required. Organisations with commercialised products, processes or services, will receive a private, customised link to the innovation survey via email.
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.
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.
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 partners, employees, programme manager and 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.
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The Accenture Innovation index key findings from 2014 were feautured in Forbes Africa along with a series of research-based innovation articles.Download the full report (PDF)
This year, three key themes: engagement, resources, and digital, have gained momentum and receive stronger focus by Innovation Leaders and Value Champions.Download
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.