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WELCOME TO THE III

Who we are

Do you need help with something you invented? Do you have an idea and now you’re not sure about what to do next? If so, you’ve come to the right place.
Let us assist you.

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About MEA
MEA Markets is a quarterly digital publication that is dedicated to researching and publicising the major moves and events as they happen across the Middle East and Africa region.
About MEA
Today, innovation and creativity are needed, with business leaders up and down the region finding new ways to thrive in this otherwise uncertain world we now find ourselves. Take, for instance Eloise R Photography on our front cover. We spoke to owner Eloise Robbertze in detail about her work as an artist as well as her inspirations … because, right now, we could all do with and appreciate something precious, rare and beautiful.

Welcome to the Q1 2020 issue of MEA Markets Magazine. As always, we are dedicated to providing our readers with all of the latest news and features from across the Middle East and Africa.

It’s an unprecedented time to put it mildly, but the world carries on. True, it seems at a more cautious pace as we try and make the typical everyday more normal. The world of business, especially, is at the crossroads.

It’s a time of intense change and adjustment. Industries that have remained traditional for a long time are now being forced to adapt to more modern sensibilities and methods of working. Time will tell whether these changes stick or not, or whether once this is all over, the global community will slide back collectively into the old … it’s going to be interesting whatever happens.

But, for now, MEA Markets will continue to place in the spotlight the work of those businesses that are going above and beyond; businesses that are setting the pace, adapting, and driving change.

Today, innovation and creativity are needed, with business leaders up and down the region finding new ways to thrive in this otherwise uncertain world we now find ourselves. Take, for instance Eloise R Photography on our front cover. We spoke to owner Eloise Robbertze in detail about her work as an artist as well as her inspirations … because, right now, we could all do with and appreciate something precious, rare and beautiful.

I hope you all stay safe and have a wonderful quarter ahead.

Go here to read more about the Institute of Inventors and Innovators Award:

 

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Pitch-it-to-the-Panel™

Essentially PITTP™ is a confidential service (we all work with signed NDAs) for members only that gives an inventor the chance to interrogate, pitch and present a business concept or product to a Panel of professionals and subject specialists. It provides a real chance to move your invention idea or project forward in the right direction.

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The III Inventors Club

The III Inventors Club meets the first three Wednesdays of the month from 17h30-18h30 SAST via Zoom. Each week has a different theme and interesting and useful talks and discussions, specifically arranged for Inventors, take place. Come and listen to both local and international speakers share their knowledge and wisdom. The Inventors Club takes a break annually in December.

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Support Services

In 2022 Eureka!NEWS will give way for our Blog and the Members only WhatsAPP group will keep you informed. There is a comprehensive FAQ section, NEWS to keep you updated on events and competitions (look out for the drop downs) and SITE SEEING introduces you to useful websites of note.

Keep checking, new info and more services are added regularly.

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Get expert advice from professionals.

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Tell us about your invention

So that we can help you tell the world!

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Join the Inventors Club

Free to join via MeetUp, share ideas, learn more!

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South African Inventions

INVENTING is not for sissies! In no special order we display some of the South African Inventors here.

Congratulations one and all.

Put it Out – Inventor: Toli Altounis.
The Put-it-Out Mini Fire Extinguisher is a top-sealed, air-tight plastic pouch, small, portable, non-toxic and inexpensive and it is the safest, easiest and most cost-effective way to extinguish class A an B starter fires in rural communities and shack cities.
Genio Roasters - Inventor: Neil Maree
Who knew that COFFEE could be such an interesting and complicated study? As an engineering student and a finalist in the 2009 SA National Barista Championships, Neil just knew there was a better way to make coffee besides ‘using some brown powder and creamer!’
Random MaX™ - Inventor: Ken Hawksworth
Random-MaX™ makes pool care easy! It is an Active Drive ™ pool cleaner steering system that guides your pool cleaner all over your pool thus ensuring complete coverage. The Random-MaX™ connector incorporates the original design of Pool Pilot™

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Executive Committee

The Executive Committee of the III is made up of Trustees, Directors and Committee Members. They volunteer their time to attend meetings, manage the direction of the Institute, act on various projects and administer the organisation.

NEWS ‘N VIEWS

Newsletters and Articles are added and updated regularly

Don’t be concerned about any dates you see … the material will stay fresh and useful for a long time because good advice ages like fine wine!         You will also find that some of the newsletter reports are to be found amongst the articles to make it easy for you to access the different subjects.

Testimonials

Pitch-it to-the-Panel™

"We presented at the Pitch-it to the Panel in October 2020 where we had a positive experience with the Panel. They asked us challenging questions and gave us plenty of food
for thought for our next steps with our invention. It felt great to have a community that understood and encouraged us. We were no longer people with a good idea, but inventors!"

Simangele Mabena
currently based in Vancouver Canada

Inventors Club

"Club Night was great! Learnt a lot, I liked the online vibe, there was something for everyone.
What a find – I am very pleased I now know about the Institute for Inventors and I look forward to other meetings which I can attend because they are on Zoom."

Daryn Smith
Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth)

PITTP November 2019

“Dear Pitch-it to the Panel team, I wish to thank you sincerely. Your inputs were very constructive, innovative, solving problems and highlighting issues of concern. It was honest and candid. In particular, I value the mix of your combined experience and expertise all around one table. This was superb and just what I needed. I hope to pitch again soon. Thank you so much.”

Hennie Stoffberg

PITTP April 2021

“… I was surprised to hear that a service like PITTP even existed.

The experienced panelists provided advice that was practical, helpful and objective. Because the advice and guidance was objective, the shortcomings in our approach to our invention were exposed. However, this was a very important part of the discussion. The positives were also noted.”

Errol Berman
Spoor & Fisher
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