RIFFS Structure

Idea generation Idea conversion Idea diffusion
  • Awareness
  • Knowledge
  • Engagement
  • Basic research
  • Applied research
  • Competitors
  • Needs
  • Demand
  • Conceptualisation
  • Selection
  • Assessment
  • Incubation
  • Planning
  • Design
  • Prototyping
  • Development
  • Partnering
  • Funding
  • IP protection
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing
  • Distribution
  • Application
  • Improvement
Task Team 2 inputs:
Events, competitions, branding, promotion, engagement sessions
Task Team 3 inputs:
SolutionExchange (Innovation brokerage)
Task Team 3 inputs:
SolutionExchange (Innovation brokerage)
Task Team 3 inputs:
SolutionExchange (Innovation Notice Board)
Task Team 4 inputs:
Brain Wave (Generate & Critique)
Task Team 5 inputs:
Training, Pitching den, Projects
Task Team 4 inputs:
Innovatorium
Task Team 5 inputs:
Training, Pitching den, Projects
Task Team 5 inputs:
Training, Surveys, Projects
Steering Committee:
Governance, Strategic projects, Reporting and Budgeting. Current strategic projects include the establishment of a Free State Science and innovation park and a design entity: Design @ CUT