nurturing the next generation economy

Are you a young innovator looking to transform your innovative idea into a competitive product/service? Apply for the Design and Innovation Accelerator programme!

The SABS Design Institute is looking for thinkers, doers and creators who have the potential to shape South Africa’s next generation economy.  The programme provides business and technical support to take your idea to prototype. Submit your entry before 05 December 2017.


  • You should already have a product or service
  • You should already be trading (formally or informally)
  • You must be 18 years or older
  • You must be a South African citizen residing in South Africa
  • You must be able to commit to a 12 – 18-month programme
  • You must be willing to travel to Gauteng for workshops


  • Idea Refinement
  • Business Case
  • Research Support
  • Product Technical Specifications
  • Computer Aided Drawings
  • Experimental Prototype
  • Expert Advisory & Mentorship
  • Pitch readiness to investors
  • Marketing Support