ETHEKWINI NEWS FLASH
 
For Immediate Release
 
22 November 2017
 
City TO Launch Innovate  Durban Legal Entity
 
EThekwini Municipality will on 23 November launch the Innovate Durban non-profit organisation which aims to further highlight the importance of innovation in achieving economic growth.
 
Members of the media are invited to join Mayor Zandile Gumede as she will officially open the City’ strategic facility which will be a one stop centre that will facilitate and accelerate innovation from concept to commercialisation.
 
Mayor Gumede said because Durban is a versatile and diverse City, this ground-breaking move will motivate ordinary residents to look around their areas and be creative.
 
She said this special vehicle will support business, communities, education institutions, the public sector and anyone who has an innovative idea that is economically viable.
 
“This will allow smooth and faster operation in providing support for business products and process innovation that will improve competitiveness of business and create employment opportunities,” she added.
 
Mayor Gumede applauded the fact that the legal entity of Innovate Durban has already secured 30 partners from the private and public sector.
 
DETAILS OF THE EVENT ARE AS FOLLOWS:
 
DATE: 23 November
TIME: 4pm to 6pm
VENUE: 12 Browns Road, Point Waterfront
 
ENDS
 
Issued by the eThekwini Municipality’s Head of Communications Tozi Mthethwa.
 
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