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The annual Innovate Durban Pitching Den concluded successfully!
On Wednesday, 29 June 2022, Innovate Durban hosted its 4th annual Pitching Den Competition at the Innovation Co-Lab in Cator Manor. 7 Jul 2022 Read more

Re-opening of Innovation Co-Lab
On 11 May 2022, 8 months after our beloved Innovation Co-Lab was destroyed during the South African unrest, Innovate Durban will finally be able to once again open the lab's doors to the community. 10 May 2022 Read more

Innovation Publication launch 2021
Innovate Durban recently launched its third annual offering of its Innovation Publication. The publication provides information to all stakeholders, including innovators and investors, on the state of innovation in KZN. This year's edition introduces five new indicators, which sees the introduction of design patents, film copyrights, patent grants, companies registered, and companies expected to submit taxes (on a national level). 7 Mar 2022 Read more

Innovate Durban's Youth Innovation Challenge winners - YIC 2021 Awards
Innovate Durban has announced the winners of this year's Youth Innovation Challenge! 12 Nov 2021 Read more

Innovate Durban's Youth Innovation Challenge 2021
Innovate Durban is calling for applications for the Youth Innovation Challenge - deadline 8 September 2021 2 Sep 2021 Read more

Women of the Innovation Co-Lab
"There is no force more powerful than a woman determined to rise" - W.E.B. Dubois 26 Aug 2021 Read more

Innovation Co-Lab rebuild plan: Innovate Durban will be rebuilding the Innovation Co-Lab in Cato Manor
Timelines in history often mark significant moments that get etched into memory for life, and Wednesday, 14 July 2021 will be forever be recorded in the organisational history of Innovate Durban, a local Durban based NPC committed to innovation, as the day their township Co-Lab was looted and vandalised during the KZN Civil Unrest. In keeping with the fortitude of Women's Month and it's women leadership model, former United States of America First Lady Michelle Obama said: "Don't be afraid. Be focussed. Be determined. Be hopeful. Be empowered." 17 Aug 2021 Read more

Female leaders supporting women/girls in innovation this August 2021
If you and your organisation/team/department/colleagues or school/varsity learners are looking for a 15-20-minute burst of online* inspiration, encouragement or insight into the world of innovation 4IR - our women-led management team would love the opportunity to #connect #collaborate and #celebrate with you as these are our core organisational values. 4 Aug 2021 Read more

Do you have an innovative idea? Applications for our annual Innovation Pitching Den are now open!
Applications for Innovate Durban's annual Innovation Pitching Den are now open! 19 Mar 2021 Read more

Innovate Durban - Innovation Publication launch
On 11 February 2021, Innovate Durban hosted the virtual launch of the second edition of the Innovation Publication. 12 Feb 2021 Read more

Congratulations to the Youth Innovation Challenge 2020 winners!
As the Youth Innovation Challenge came to a close, we were excited to announce the 2020 winners. 2 Dec 2020 Read more