Business Connexion’s My World of Tomorrow (MWOT) and Business Day have partnered to recognise technological innovation among local businesses with the inaugural South African Innovation Awards.

The awards will give businesses in the public and private sector offering products and services that provide solutions to everyday problems the chance to showcase themselves and be rewarded for their efforts.

Businesses can enter the awards in one of the following nine categories:

  • SMME Innovation
  • SMME Innovator
  • Corporate Innovation
  • Corporate Innovator
  • Public Sector Innovation
  • Public Sector Innovator
  • Community Innovation
  • Collaborative Innovation
  • The Hall of Fame

To qualify for entry, your product and service must have been launched or implemented between July 1st 2014 and June 30th 2015.

Your business should also be geared towards increasing efficiency or reducing costs, having a positive environmental element and positively affecting business and/or people.

Entries close on July 31st and finalists will be announced in September 2015. The awards which will take place on October 21st just before the MyWorld of Tomorrow exhibition which kicks off on October 22nd at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg.

For more information and to submit your entry, visit the MWOT website.