• To promote innovation within a defined region within the Free State Province through promotional activities, events and competitions;
  • To initiate the management, leveraging and development of resources;
  • To inform national research and development, and innovation policy from a provincial and local level;
  • To support knowledge transfer from the formal to the informal economy;
  • To provide networking opportunities for the various enterprises to participate meaningfully in the emerging knowledge and information driven global economy;
  • To support linkages and articulation amongst entities in the regional innovation value chain encompassing the sectors of education, government and business.