thinking beyond


Register in advance for this event:

https://cut-fs.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMvf-qhqjIrG9G-gNlhFsJ-svCRcUw8iSnQ



Entrepreneurship Development Programme 2nd Semester

(EDP) 2021

i-GYM EDP Workshop 1

Topic:   EDP- Financial session.
When:   Friday, 01 October 2021 11:00-13:00 (UTC+02:00) Harare, Pretoria.
Where: 
You are invited to a Zoom meeting.

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://cut-fs.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwod-qsqT4sHNeMnphtvxHC49zIDq6OpvFH

 After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


i-GYM EDP Workshop 2

Topic:   EDP- Legal and project management session.
When:   Friday, 08 October 2021 11:00-13:00 (UTC+02:00) Harare, Pretoria.
Where: 
You are invited to a Zoom meeting.

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://cut-fs.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwodO2rqDMtHNId7DMNgKZRv4rM-_WXn4oQ

 After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


Application form: LEAP Innovation Challenge Application Form 2021



Application form: Learners Entry Form 2021 IC Challenge




The Idea Generator (i-Gym) is excited to invite all

CUT staff to take part in our annual Innovation Challenge!


i-GYM cordially invites you to submit your creative, or innovative idea/project.  Solutions can be local or global, small business or industrial, preventative or treatment actions, creative or data-driven, a unique improvement or new and novel invention or project.

Eligibility: Open to all CUT staff members


Application Form:   Entry Form 2021 IC Challenge

Benefits: Prizes up to the value of R25 000* to develop your idea or project will be awarded.
You may submit more than one idea for consideration to be shortlisted.

Key Dates:

Registration Opens: 9 July 2021

Registration Closes & final day for submission of presentations: 4 October 2021

Innovation Challenge Finals: 15 October 2021

 * Term & Conditions apply





5 Services offered by the i-GYM:



What will you find on this page:


Entrepreneurship Development Programme (EDP) 2021 Find the Invites and Zoom links to the workshops
CUT - Turning job seekers into job creatorsRead about the Idea Generator's exciting role at CUT
Success Stories:  
2020 Innovation Challenge Project
2019 Innovation Challenge Project
  • Staff and Student Innovation Challenge winners pitch their ideas.
  • Videos of 2019 winners!



i-Gym Activities 2021:


Entrepreneurship Development Programme

(EDP) 2021



The i-GYM invites you to the following 2021 EDP workshops.

Students, staff and entrepreneurs and members of the community who sign up for this opportunity, will receive guidance, advice and mentoring from experts.

 i-GYM EDP Workshop 1

Topic: Workshop 1 - Entrepreneurship

Date: Apr 23, 2021 11:00 Harare, Pretoria


i-GYM EDP Workshop 5

Topic: Workshop 5: Financial Management (Cash Projections)

Date: Friday 25 June 2021at 11:00am - 1pm SA Standard Time


i-GYM EDP Workshop 2

Topic: EDP Workshop 2

Date: Apr 16, 2021 11:00 Harare, Pretoria


i-GYM EDP Workshop 6

Topic: Workshop 6: Legal Aspects to Comply with

Date: Friday 23 July 2021at 11:00am - 1pm SA Standard Time


i-GYM EDP Workshop 3

Topic: Environment Scan (Macro, Market & Micro)

Date: 7 May 2021, 2021 11:00 Harare, Pretoria


i-GYM EDP Workshop 7

Topic: Workshop 7: Legal Management

Date: Friday 30 July 2021at 11:00am - 1pm SA Standard Time


i-GYM EDP Workshop 4

Topic: Workshop 4: Management (include all facets of management for a small business)

Date: May 21, 2021 11:00 Harare, Pretoria


i-GYM EDP Workshop 8

Topic: Workshop 8: Strategic Management (How to Strategize and Outrun your Competitory)

Date: Friday 13 August 2021at 11:00am - 1pm SA Standard Time





                                                                              i-GYM and CUT Faculty Ideation  

                                                                    Training Workshop - 31 March 2021

                                                                     Facilitated by PDTS


Topic: i-GYM Ideation Training Workshop

When: Mar 31, 2021 10:00 Harare, Pretoria

 

 Program

10:00 am - 10.10: Introduction - Presentation: Interfaculty Ideation & Virtual reality tools - Company EON  - Dr Ben Kotze

10.10 am - 11.00 Training - Facilitator: Mr Allan Kinnear: What is Ideation?

Innovations for those living with Special Needs

Innovate a service or product that will contribute towards improving the quality of life of those living with special needs:

There are four major types of special needs: Physical – muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, chronic asthma, epilepsy, etc.

        Developmental – down syndrome, autism, dyslexia, processing disorders

        Behavioral/Emotional – ADD, bi-polar, oppositional defiance disorder, etc.

        Sensory Impaired – Blind, visually impaired, deaf, limited hearing

 

11.00 – 11.10 FabLab (Makerspace), CUTis

11.10 – 11.20 Assignments & launch of i-GYM Challenge - Drs Erasmus & Conradie

11.20 - 12.40 Practical ideation session in breakaway groups - Facilitator Mr Allan Kinnear

12.40 – 13.00 Q & A session & Photo Opportunity & Note of Thanks

                             





Education in innovation and entrepreneurship has become part of Universities of Technologies (UoTs) with the aim of turning more graduates from job seekers into job creators.

The Idea Generator was officially launched on 31 March 2017, with the intention of introducing a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship among the CUT community.



The Idea Generator offers a developmental hub where students, staff as well as the public, with the assistance of experts and lecturers develop their innovative ideas, projects and products into products that can be commercialised.

Innovative Ideas are the pipeline to CUT units such as PDTS, CRPM, FabLab, CUTis and the Technology Transfer Office, who are leaders in prototyping, research and business development.

Services

  • One-on-one consultations with the Idea Generator Manager
  • Presentations from industry professionals
  • Demonstrations of new technologies
  • Assistance on the pitching process to possible funders or to take part in competitions
  • Proposal writing for funding applications

Activities at the IdeaGym

  • Product creation seminars
  • Developing entrepreneurial skills via a CUT Management Sciences Department developed game
  • Lean Iterator sessions to take an idea/project to a business
  • Art exhibitions
  • Entrepreneurship Dialogues
  • Problem-solving challenges
  • “Men in Business” / “Women in business” Events
 
 

A bi-annual Innovation and Entrepreneurship competition being hosted by the IdeaGym where entrants have the opportunity to present inventions and ideas to a panel of experts. These ideas are channelled through the IdeaGym and other support or academic units at the CUT if possible.

The IdeaGym supports Research Unit for Evolvable and Manumation Systems (RGEMS) in their Sasol Solar Challenge.

     Information on the specialized services that CUTis has to offer:


The Idea Generator Unit, known as i-GYM, offers a developmental hub where students, staff as well as the public, with the assistance of experts and lecturers developed their innovative ideas & projects with aim to commercialize. Innovative ideas, advanced and posted at the i-GYM via hosted challenges and events, where networking is also facilitated with industry, are pipelined for concretization at FabLab, PDTS, CRPM and TTO. The training component of i-GYM functions are done with workshops, webinars and entrepreneurship development programs collaborating with faculties and units. On campus infrastructure comprise of an i-GYM or idea-GYM (a converted gymnasium hall) equipped to host events with state-of-the-art audio- visual equipment, suitable to host workshops and events. https://www.cut.ac.za/idea-generator.


PDTS: https://www.cut.ac.za/pdts


Technology Transfer Office (TTO): https://www.cut.ac.za/tto


FabLab (Makers Space): https://www.cut.ac.za/fablab



CUT Innovation Services https://www.cut.ac.za/cutis:



Other CUT Services Offered:

CRPM Centre for Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing (CRPM).

CRPM: https://www.cut.ac.za/crpm


Information Share

South Africa’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Map

A survey of the support available for entrepreneurs in South Africa was undertaken by the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) South Africa chapter in 2015. This infographic below highlights the updated 2017 version of the key findings with interactive buttons to provide a more detailed overview of the support available.

 

Success Stories

Contact us

E-mail us your ideas: ideagenerator@cut.ac.za


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