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Technology Innovation Agency – Innovating Tomorrow Together

Challenge
How might value be transferred between various beneficiaries of TIA?

Insight
With a rich database The Innovation Agency has the opportunity to leverage it’s beneficiaries in a way that can assist support seekers through best practice and mentorship.

Approach
Facilitate a networking and design session where previous beneficiaries of TIA Durban adjudicate grant applicants. Selected candidates would go through a design thinking workshop to prepare them for business development opportunities.


eThekwini Municipality

Challenge
How might eThekwini’s Economic Development Unit draft a strategy for the next five years that might have actionable results?

Insight
Previous economic development plans developed before were difficult to implement as they did not align to various departments and functions of the municipality.

Approach
Using design thinking methodologies PISTA co-created a stakeholder engagement method with EDU before a three day workshop.


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Challenge
Mpumalanga Economic Development Unit and South African Breweries entered into an agreement to develop entrepreneurship in the province.
How might youth-owned enterprises be targeted to gain full value from this partnership?

Insight
The major sectors driving Mpumalanga’s economy are tourism, construction, mining and related engineering services.

Approach
Design an entrepreneurship bootcamp targeting youth in Mpumalanga’s key sectors in each district.


Amajuba District Municipality - Wikipedia

Challenge
How might local government encourage entrepreneurship especially amongst youth?

Insight
The local economy in Newcastle District is driven by mining operations, engineering services and ancillary services.

Approach
Design and facilitate a design thinking bootcamp geared towards economic activities in the region with a clear call to action of providing goods and services to trade outside the municipal boundaries