Innovate South Africa’s mission is to inspire and empower a generation of problem solvers; a generation that can think innovatively and entrepreneurially.
Intro: THINK OUT THE BOX (1min)
Activity: Connect the dots (10min)
Students pair up. They are presented with a Problem Headline and a List of tools. 30 seconds to brainstorm solutions by connecting the dots. Share in a tweet. Change pairs and repeat
Materials: Problem Headlines
1 min Your unique positioning
Your passion + Opportunity = An unused product Your passion + Human Problem = An unobtainable dream Opportunity + Human problem = A lack of motivation The middle = Your unique space to innovate where you are using a resource/ talent/ opportunity you have to address an important problem that you are passionately motivated to solve
Get into groups according to topic areas that are important to you. (3min)
Why why why (10min)
Establish root cause of broad topic
Falling off a cliff exercise: (5min) Students feedback to their group.
Brainstorm your challenge (10min)
Share other tools: -Story telling -Empathy mapping -Your toolkit
Week 5 Whats The Big Idea - Emma Dicks
Technology and Trends
“Success means we go to sleep at
night knowing that our talents and
abilities were used in a way that
― Marianne Williamson
“Don’t ask what the world needs.
Ask what makes you come alive,
and go do it.
Because what the world needs is
people who have come alive.”
•One conversation at a time. Listen to
•Aim for as many ideas as possible
•No idea is a bad idea; No judgement/ criticism
allowed at this stage
•Say “Yes and” not “Yes but”. Build on the
ideas of others, instead of blocking them.
•Encourage wild ideas
“In order to have a good idea,
you have to have lots of ideas.”