Social Innovations - Innovation Symposium

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Development
Partners Round
Table Discussion


Creating Platforms
for Collaboration

Jayshree Naidoo

24 February 2010


Role and Impact of the I & E Unit

2007 onwards

Financier,
Partner,
Advisor,
Implementer
& Integrator

2001
-
2006

Financier,

Partner &
Advisor

1995
-
2001

Financier

& Partner

Strategic Overview

The DBSA’s
Evolving Role

Conduit of
Public
Finance/
Govt
Agency for
Homelands

1983
-
1994

Strategic Alignment

1
-

Broadening & Deepening

Development Impact

7. Performance

Recognition

& Reward

3. Knowledge

Management

4. Smart

Partnerships

5. Innovation & Corporate

Entrepreneurship

6. Responsible Risk Taking

& Risk Management

2
. BB Black Economic Empowerment

8. Alignment of

Strategy, Structure,

Processes & Culture

The DBSA’s mission is to advance development impact in the region by
expanding access to development finance and effectively integrating and
implementing sustainable development solutions


The Eight Strategic Thrusts of the DBSA

2007/2008

Corporate
Strategy
Portfolio
expanded to
include
Innovation

2006/2007

Budget for
Corporate
Entrepre
-
neurship
Ventures
Approved

2005/2006

Internal
Focus on
Corporate
Entrepre
-
neurship &
Innovation

Evolving Role of Innovation
within DBSA

2008/2009

New Unit
Created to
Focus on
Innovation
and Entrep
-
neurship

Framework for Innovation &
Entrepreneurship

Strategic Focus
and Alignment

Knowledge
Management

Idea Generation

Entrepreneurship
Development

Enterprise
Development &
Support
(BBBEE)

Innovation

De Bono, SAINe,
ISPL, I & E Week

Strategic Partnerships;
e.g. JASA, SIFE, GEW,
Impumelelo,
SAINe
,
I & E Week

Project Origination to
address development
challenges

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

Innovation Activities





The DBSA is one of the founding members of the South African
Innovation Network.



SAINe provides a platform for learning, sharing and collaborating on
innovation. SAINe was created as a result of the Cofisa’s ISLP programme.
All existing steering committee members were part of the original ISLP
group.




ISLP


Innovation Activities





Education is essential for sustainable development. The DBSA has created
strategic partnerships with two institutions through the Innovation Unit that
focuses on youth development. Recent discussions have resulted in the
support of additional initiatives through introductions.







Financial sponsorship of 3
programmes


Entrepreneurial
Training of Youth, Grade 10 and above


Sponsor development of a creativity
board game


Created linkages with COJ as part of
the I & E Week


Youth Day


Provide platform at all Innovation
Events hosted at DBSA


Ongoing support through introductions
and advice






Financial sponsorship


Partnered with SIFE to host University
day to equip students with practical
entrepreneurial skills


Presented to SIFE representatives on
Lateral Thinking Tools and Innovation
Concepts


Provide a platform for SIFE at all
Innovation Events hosted at DBSA


Ongoing support through introductions
and advice









Literature has highlighted the potentially important role of
networks for innovative activities and success. The DBSA has
had a series of Dialogues in the past year, these dialogues have
covered key topics around:



Social Innovations
, the panel included Taddy Blecher and
Vernie Chettyson, attendees included academic
representatives and those organisations already working on
social innovation projects


Grass Root Level Innovations,
a NACI event hosted by the
DBSA. The panel included academic, public and private sector
representatives. Attendees included the DBSA innovation
community and NACI community


International Speaker Breakfast,
With Andrew Zoli, founder of
PopTech


Innovation Activities





The DBSA is ideally positioned to provide a platform for
discussion, debate and collaboration.




The 1
st

Innovation and Entrepreneurship conference was held
during the Global Entrepreneurship Week.


Over 100 delegates attended with presentations from 23 key
representatives from academia, public and private sector.


A post conference publication with all papers will be
distributed to the broader innovation community in SA.



Innovation Activities


The DBSA through the Innovation Unit tries to provide ongoing
support for initiatives sponsored financially in the past. This
includes an ongoing strategic partnership with Impumelelo
Innovation Awards Trust.




The launch of the 2010 Sustainability Awards and the
Environmental Replication Workshop was hosted by the
DBSA.


The DBSA will provide ongoing support to Impumelelo to
replicate innovations that have been awarded



Innovation Activities

The Inno
-
Pulse Space Journey

For more information
contact:


innovation@dbsa.org

011 313 3374

www.dbsa.org