Innovation and Entrepreneurship Workshop at Wits
The Wits Innovation Center (WIC) conducted a Innovation & Entrepreneurship Workshop during July 11-15, directed by Prof Surya Raghu, Ph.D. with Letlotlo Phohole and Barry Dwolatzky on the organising committee. Dean Nithaya Chetty inaugurated the workshop which was followed by an inspirational talk by Prof. Bavesh Kana on the need for innovation to solve problems of societal and national interest and his own experience in this journey. The broad aim of the workshop was to empower our participants in their Innovation and Entrepreneurship journey at Wits. The 35 participants included academic staff, post doctoral fellows, PhD candidates, post-graduate and under-graduate students from Wits Faculty of Health Sciences, Wits Faculty of Commerce, Law and Management, Wits Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment , and Wits Faculty of Science. The participants heard presentations and connected with representatives of the entire ecosystem in taking an idea from research stages all the way to market. The participants also formed teams based on their own innovative ideas and presented their final pitch on July 14th to a panel of judges.