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1 Innovation for Inclusive Development: NMMU Unpacked PROF DARELLE VAN GREUNEN Center for Community Technologies Faculty of Engineering, the Built Environment and Information Technology Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University Port Elizabeth, South Africa DST IID Policy Seminar 13 March 2015

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3 Innovatio n New or improved ways of thinking or doing things in a place where or by people for whom they have not been used before. New ideas, perspectives, technologies, and meaningful social arrangements and relationships. Innovation and Development

4 Evident advancement of societies

5 Inclusive Innovation Government Industry Academia Africa to be the leading innovator

6 The Role of Academia/Universities

7 New Knowledge Creation Processes Self innovation Innovate others Teaching and Research Approaches

8 Our recipe A new perspective: Innovation for Inclusive Development (IID ) “innovation that reduces poverty and enables as many groups of people, especially the poor and vulnerable, to participate in decision-making, to create and actualize opportunities, and to share the benefits of development.”

9 GOVERNMENT UNIVERSITY INDUSTRY / FIRM Inclusive model of innovation CIVIL SOCIETY, POOR & VULNERABLE COMMUNITIES

10 A fresh approach Living Lab ecosystem Open and engaging Solution seeking Creative Community

11 Innovation for whom and for what kind of development?

12 Illustrative Cases

13 CCT – IID User Experience Human Capital Development Industry buy-in: Academy Healthcare DST – catalyst CSIR NDoH MRC DBE Child health Directorate NGOs Donald Woods Foundation Jembi FamHealth Rural development Environmental issues Agriculture Food security and nutrition Human settlements Entrepreneurship Social development Promotion of IKS Inclusive learning Access to education Access to knowledge Assistive technologies

14 What we are innovating now M-AgricultureSchool HealthInclusive Education Assistive Technologies Youth Development Food SecurityCommunity Care Workers M-LearningRehabilitationAged Population Farm Management ComplianceDigital Libraries Early Childhood Development Biometrics

15 What we are doing now

16 Let us innovate

17 Prof Darelle van Greunen Director Center for Community Technologies Mobile: Thank you for your attention


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