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Public Benefit Organisation | Non-Profit Company | Level 1 BBBEE Company

Key driver of innovation in Durban | Established partnership network


Invest your Corporate Social Investment Spend with a Non-profit Company and Public Benefit Organisation and receive tax benefits

Level 1 B-BBEE Company

Maximise on your Socio-Economic Development and Enterprise Development spend (with a Level 1 BBBEE organisation) through our programmes targeting youth and unemployment

Access to ecosystem

Contribute and benefit from access to the Innovation Ecosystem through our research projects and platforms

Brand Leverage

Leverage your brand and increase your network through our established partner network

Growth in the region

Participate in promoting interest, investment and growth in KwaZulu Natal

Largest and trusted network

Largest innovation stakeholder forum membership in KwaZulu Natal


Innovate Durban is working on compiling a list of experienced business and technical mentors to support local innovators in the pursuit of the commercialisation of their innovations. You can make a difference in the community and become an Innovate Durban Mentor. Please note that a donations receipt for the monetary value of time spent will be issued to all mentors. If you are interested in being part of the Mentorship Programme complete the form here.

stakeholder forum

Innovate Durban was initiated and founded by the eThekwini City through the Innovate Durban Stakeholder Forum. As such, the Stakeholder Forum has been in existence since 2013, hosting quarterly meetings and serving as an advisory committee to the Board of Directors of Innovate Durban.

Members of the forum include stakeholders from academia, public sector departments, Innovate Durban partners and funders, relevant business chambers and coalitions, relevant incubators and accelerators, funders, investors, venture capitalists, and development agencies related to innovation, as well as research and technical centres or hubs.

The Stakeholder Forum is the largest innovation stakeholder network in KwaZulu-Natal.

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