Resolve Capacity, a division of Imperial Logistics group company Resolve Solution Partners, has been announced as a finalist in the 2015 SA Innovation Awards in the Corporate Innovation category.
The awards are held by MyWorld of Tomorrow in partnership with Business Connexion and Business Day, and aim to recognise and showcase innovative companies and individuals. “Innovation is one of the primary differentiators in a successful business and we want to acknowledge the front-runners in innovation and give exposure to the phenomenal work being done by individuals, organisations and communities,” says Matthew Blewett, Chief Investment Officer at Business Connexion.
Dr Sibongile Gumbi, Group Executive of Biotechnology at the Technology Innovation Agency, is one of the judges, and is excited by the interesting innovative concepts that will be seen at the awards presentation. “There is a diverse variety of ICT related innovations which is to be expected and they range from health related innovations to solutions orientated products,” says Dr Gumbi. “Something that has really been a pleasure to see whilst adjudicating the entries is most entities are sourcing material locally and developing the entire material sourced in South Africa and exporting that overseas, highlighting an African ability to contribute to socio-economic solutions at a global competitiveness.”
Songezo Zibi, Editor of Business Day and also on the panel of judges, says: “As one of the leading media houses in the country we have covered a myriad of stories about innovation in the many sectors of the economy and society, and Business Day is the perfect platform to give further exposure to South Africa’s unfolding innovation legacy.”
Arno Haigh, Managing Executive at Resolve Capacity, is excited that the innovative Clinic-in-a-Box has won the company a place in the finals. “We are honoured to have been selected as a finalist in these awards,” he says. “The calibre of the other entrants is extremely high, and we are pleased to see these levels of innovation taking place across all industries.”
Clinic-in-a-Box is an innovative turnkey infrastructural concept for the rapid deployment and commissioning of a clinic. These prefabricated structures can be erected within less than a day, and contain all the componentry required to deliver a total solution, packed and ready for delivery in 40 ft containers.
“We have a wide footprint in Africa, with both modular and traditional structures already built or underway in Tanzania, Ivory Coast, Mozambique, Kenya, Nigeria and Rwanda,” says Haigh. “We really are making strides in improving supply chain infrastructure in Africa, particularly in the healthcare industry. This is in addition to facilities already built in South Africa, including circumcision clinics for CHAPS in Sasolburg and Soweto using the Clinic-in-a-Box solution.”
Resolve Capacity is now the preferred supplier for building these clinics in South Africa for CHAPS, which is a South African public benefit organisation that is the leader of one of the largest voluntary medical male circumcision programmes on the African continent.
The winners of the SA Innovation Awards will be announced at a presentation on 21 October 2015 at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg, and the MyWorld of Tomorrow Conference, which includes both speakers and an exhibition, will run from 22-24 October at the same venue.