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THE ACCENTURE INNOVATION INDEX

Innovation is vital to compete in a disrupted world. Benchmark your innovation capabilities, refine your strategy, and showcase your success.



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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.

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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.

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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.

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

WHY YOU SHOULD PARTICIPATE

BE INSPIRED

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).


DEFINE YOUR INNOVATION STRATEGY

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


PUT YOUR INNOVATION IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Get maximum exposure and recognition as an innovator

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.


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DEMONSTRATION DIAGNOSTIC

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.

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INNOVATION INDEX 2016 FINALISTS

OVERALL INNOVATION MASTERS (TURNOVER IN EXCESS OF R35 MILLION)

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

An internal IT coding marathon bringing programmers together over a six-day sprint in order to build disruptive, financial technology (fintech) apps that solve business problems whilst achieving competitive advantage through new or improved products and services.

www.fnb.co.za

Car insurance premiums that decrease monthly in line with the depreciation of a car's value.

www.kingprice.co.za

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

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

OVERALL INNOVATION MASTERS (TURNOVER LESS THAN R35 MILLION)

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

Colony HQ: Colony An online aggregation and database platform that translates BIG data into little data, allowing clients to communicate with their customers using relevant messaging at the right time/s.

www.colonyhq.com

Rethink Education: 'Bite-sized' mathematics and science education for Grades 8 to 12 students via mobile phones.

www.rethinkeducation.co.za

TOP INNOVATIVE CONCEPTS (TURNOVER IN EXCESS OF R35 MILLION)

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

Isometrix: A hyper-agile, multi-language, enterprise-ready solution for Governance Risk and Compliance.

www.isometrix.com

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

A fully developed supporting suite of monitoring and management software.

www.sparkatm.co.za

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

TOP INNOVATIVE CONCEPTS (EMERGING ORGANISATIONS AND/OR TURNOVER LESS THAN R35 MILLION)

DQS: A board game consisting of four superheroes and one villain, "Mission Save the World". Its objective is to encourage children to learn and interact around best practices.

www.dqs.co.za

Fuel Decontaminant: Explosion Proof handheld water in fuel tank detection unit for petrol, diesel, jet fuel, bio fuel and paraffin.

www.fueldecon.com

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.

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

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

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

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

HOW IT WORKS

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.

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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. Organisations with commercialised products, processes or services, will receive a private, customised link to the innovation survey via email.

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COMPLETE THE ONLINE SURVEY

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.

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PARTICIPATE IN THE ADJUDICATION AND AWARDS

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.

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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.

Confidentiality

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.

One innovation can change everything. What's yours?

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FORBES REPORT

Forbes Report

Forbes Africa features The Accenture Innovation Index 2016 Key Findings.

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Forbes Report

Forbes Africa features The Accenture Innovation Index Key Findings.

The Accenture Innovation index key findings from 2014 were feautured in Forbes Africa along with a series of research-based innovation articles.

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Accenture Innovation Index Insights 2016

Insights 2016

This year, three key themes: engagement, resources, and digital, have gained momentum and receive stronger focus by Innovation Leaders and Value Champions.

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Partners

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.

TransUnion is a trusted provider of global information solutions for assessing and managing risk. We are driven by a belief that information can help advance our industry, facilitate commerce and ultimately increase the standard of living for consumers around the word.


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