SINCE 2008

We believe that long term sustainability can only be achieved through

improvements and radical changes in the way that both business and society innovate.

Innovation has traditionally been managed completely inside organisations; but this is no longer an effective or efficient way to source, acquire, develop and commercialise knowledge. We have worked with a range of private and public sector organisations to improve the way in which they can plan for and respond to a changing world. In particular, we help organisations accelerate their innovation programmes through collaboration and partnerships across their value chain.

In doing so, we have delivered over 100 innovation interventions with organisations across the world. We have built innovation platforms for both public and private sector organisations, international development agencies and government departments. In all cases, our work has aimed at accelerating innovation and reducing innovation risk for our partners, and ensuring long term success.

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I have learnt that I am capable, and able to work in sectors that I am not familiar with, really embodying what it means to be a T-shaped RIISian. The thing that I most enjoy about RIIS is not only the type of work that we do, but the fact that the kind of work we do is constantly changing.


—  Thabo Scott - Senior Analyst

Tel: +27 (12) 653-1334

Email: info@riis.co.za

Address 1: 20 Baker street, Rosebank, Johannesburg


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