Innovate Durban is a non profit company aimed at supporting innovators and innovation in the region!

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Innovation support

who do we support and how

Innovators | Government | Academia and Tertiary Institutions | Corporates/Businesses | Innovation Support Organisations

Innovate Durban (RF) NPC is a registered non-profit company set up as a special purpose vehicle to support innovators, innovation and the innovation ecosystem through programmes, research and capacity building & skills development (as well as customised programmes thinking workshops and sprints). The programmes and activities of the organisation is supported through the virtual and physical platforms (Innovation Co-Lab) and events.

Innovation Support

Innovation support is open to any innovator on an ongoing basis and determined on an individual needs basis

Capacity Building and Skills Development

Building expertise to develop individuals and organisations to respond to current and future needs


Innovate Durban undertakes ongoing and relevant research to promote innovation growth

Platforms and events

Innovate Durban provides tools, information and resources to innovators through both online and physical platforms such as the Innovation Co-Lab

Impact Milestones


New innovative solutions


Number of support programme participants


Number of market ready products


Number of participantstrained in critical skills categories


Create momentum for, and drive projects and programs in the city that innovatively tackle social, system and structure issues that hinder growth and perpetuate poverty.


Collaborate with, and connect, stakeholders from all spheres, to work together to 'disrupt’ thinking, and practice and create new opportunities for active participation by all in growth and renewal.


Connect those in need with real opportunity, by providing practical tools, training, access to resources and support for self-improvement, business start ups and community-building and upliftment.


Celebrate the city of Durban, promote all that it has done, and will do, for its citizens, to attract, retain and support the business and investors needed to underpin growth and development.

Latest events

Stay informed of upcoming opportunities to connect and collaborate through events in the innovation sector.