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IN A DISRUPTED WORLD, INNOVATION IS VITAL

The Accenture Innovation Index creates a national benchmark for innovation in South Africa. We bring the best of Accenture, DaVinci and TransUnion to assess the innovation capabilities of companies entering the Index. The winners create a national showcase of the most innovative companies.

ABOUT THE INDEX ENTER NOW

The Accenture Innovation Conference is an exclusive, glittering event that celebrates fresh thinking and doing, bringing some of the most inspiring and innovative companies and individuals to the podium to share their winning approaches. Accenture Innovation Index winners and finalists will be invited to attend this event to showcase their achievements.

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE 2016 HIGHLIGHTS

ABOUT THE
ACCENTURE
INNOVATION INDEX

The Accenture Innovation Index annually measures, recognises and rewards innovation and systems of innovation in South African organisations.

The Index is designed to provide a national benchmark for innovation, providing businesses and policymakers with an authoritative and objective snapshot of the state of innovation within their organisations and in South Africa.

In partnership with the Da Vinci Institute and TransUnion, Accenture applies best practice research approaches to provide a confidential customised innovation diagnostic report that identifies each participant's innovation strengths and weaknesses; benchmarks their innovation within their industries; and presents strategies that may help them gain competitive advantage. The programme culminates in the Accenture Innovation Conference where the findings of the Index are presented and the winners are announced. The Index also allows participants to submit concepts for consideration in the Innovation Conference showcase and awards.

Participation is open to all South African organisations—small, medium and large; listed or non-listed; NGO; public or private—with a commercialised product, process or service.

WHY
PARTICIPATE?

BE INSPIRED

Meet, connect with, and be inspired by leading global, African and local thought leaders and their leading-edge thinking and insights.


DEFINE YOUR INNOVATION STRATEGY

Clarify and measure all aspects of your organisation's innovation capability.

GET CUSTOMISED FEEDBACK

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.


RECRUIT GREAT TALENT

Enhance your attractiveness as an employer by being acknowledged as an innovative organisation.

STRENGTHEN YOUR NETWORK

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.


CHAMPION INNOVATION IN SOUTH AFRICA

Help cultivate an innovation psyche in South Africa-a national imperative for growth and job creation.

PUT YOUR INNOVATION IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Get maximum exposure and recognition as an innovator.

HOW TO
ENTER

register
REGISTER

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.

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COMPLETE THE ONLINE SURVEY

There are two parts to the survey. Section one looks at innovation in all areas of your organisation. Section two is an optional section where you may choose to submit an innovative concept, such as a project, product, service or process, for consideration. Concepts must be commercialised and in the market from one day to three years, and should be proudly South African.

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PARTICIPATE IN THE ADJUDICATION AND AWARDS

The organisations found to be 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 adjudicate entries. Award winners will be announced on the day of the Accenture Innovation Conference.

diagnostics
RECEIVE YOUR CONFIDENTIAL, CUSTOMISED INNOVATION DIAGNOSTIC

This report will identify your organisation's innovation gaps and strengths, provide a benchmark, and include strategies that may help you gain competitive advantage.

ACCENTURE INNOVATION
INDEX INSIGHTS 2016

In 2016, three key themes, Engagement, Resources and Digital, gained momentum, and emerged as receiving stronger focus by Innovation Leaders and Value Champions in South Africa. These trends separated them from the Laggards.

Insights 2016

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INNOVATION INDEX
PAST REPORTS

Past Accenture Innovation Index findings were published as part of a Forbes Africa innovation supplement along with a series of research-based innovation articles, and industry and cross-sector insights.

Forbes Report
Forbes Report

ACCENTURE INNOVATION
CONFERENCE

THE ACCENTURE INNOVATION CONFERENCE IS AN EXCLUSIVE, GLITTERING EVENT THAT CELEBRATES FRESH THINKING AND DOING, BRINGING SOME OF THE MOST INSPIRING AND INNOVATIVE COMPANIES AND INDIVIDUALS TO THE PODIUM TO SHARE THEIR WINNING APPROACHES. INNOVATION INDEX WINNERS AND FINALISTS WILL BE INVITED TO ATTEND THIS EVENT TO SHOWCASE THEIR ACHIEVEMENTS.



2016
HIGHLIGHTS

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.

ACCENTURE INNOVATION INDEX
2016 WINNERS

PURPLE GROUP

- EASY EQUITIES: TOP CONCEPT OVER R35M TURNOVER

www.purplegroup.co.za

STANDARD MICROGRID

- TOP CONCEPT - EMERGING ORGANISATION

www.standardmicrogrid.com

SSG CONSULTING

- OVERALL INNOVATION MASTER OVER R35M TURNOVER

www.ssgconsulting.co.za

COLONYHQ

- OVERALL INNOVATION MASTER UNDER R35M TURNOVER

www.colonyhq.com