Innovation Think Tank

Innovation Think Tank at Regent Business School

In its drive to stimulate local researchers and innovation, Regent Business School (RBS), a leading private higher education institution in South Africa, has partnered with Siemens Healthineers to setup Regent Business School – Innovation Think Tank (RBS- ITT) under the leadership of Prof. Sultan Haider to further develop their own innovation infrastructure within their institution.

RBS ITT Program will be organized at Regent Business School in a hybrid format, engaging key healthcare stakeholders in the region and focusing on defining, investigating, and solving some of the most pressing local challenges against the emerging African market with a frugal approach to innovation.

Dr. Nivisha Parag, Head of School: Healthcare Management Studies at Regent Business School said,

“ We are excited and privileged to partner with Siemens Healthineers in bringing the Innovation Think Tank Certification program to Regent Business School. The institutionalisation of the ITT program is a leap forward in our endeavors to drive expertise in innovation as we address key issues in the African setting. This opportunity is welcomed as we strive for global collaborative learning”.

Prof. Sultan Haider, Founder and Global Head, Innovation Think Tank, Siemens Healthineers said, 

“I am very honored to be a part of Innovation Think Tank at Regent Business School and to further expand our footprint in South Africa. With this partnership between Siemens Healthineers South Africa and Regent Business School, we want to use innovation to address some of the urgent issues in African healthcare ensuring affordable and high-quality “Access to Care”.

Our Goals

  • Expertise development in the areas of healthcare innovation, entrepreneurship, and commercialization
  • Building the knowledge economy in South Africa
  • Enhancing and building local and international research capacity
  • Showcasing local innovation projects through ITT global events

What is Innovation Think Tank Siemens Healthineers?

ITT as a part of Siemens Healthineers is a global infrastructure of co-creation labs and programs with multiple locations at reputable universities and hospitals worldwide. ITT empowers partner institutions to create self-sustaining infrastructures and proactively drive innovation to improve human life. Innovation Think Tank has established a network of 72 activity locations, consisting of ITT laboratories and certification programs across the globe in countries such as the United States, Canada, the United Arab Emirates, China, Egypt, etc.

ITT was founded and is headed globally by Prof. Sultan Haider, who is a Principal Key Expert at Siemens Healthineers (SHS), a title awarded to him by SHS Managing Board in the year 2008 for his outstanding innovation track record which includes the establishment innovation activity locations and over 440 inventions and patents filed.

Visit ITT Siemens Healthineers Website

RBS-ITT Focus

Our Vision
To develop an own innovation infrastructure at Regent Business School boosting innovation and research capacity to develop business, entrepreneur, and management leaders in the field of healthcare.

Our Mission
RBS-ITT aims to strengthen the knowledge economy in South Africa through addressing the key healthcare challenges in the region through administrative and frugal approaches to innovation.

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