Overview of Organisation

Savant is a commercially-focused hardware technology incubator that provides bespoke business development support. Savant partners with highly skilled science and technology inventors for their start-up growth journey.

Savant Technology Incubator de-risks hardware technology development and ensures that the start-ups that house these ground-breaking innovations are commercially driven and investable. Savant brings unrivalled technology commercialisation know-how and experience to the South African start-up landscape. We offer bespoke commercialisation support to hardware technology inventors through long term, risk-based partnerships.

Savant takes a tailored approach to business development, realising that each venture has its own challenges and opportunities.

5 Staged Approach; 

  1. Source and Build - Pre-incubation due diligence at risk.
  2. Seed Incubation - Early investment and proof of concept
  3. Technology Development - Prototyping and market trails.
  4. Venture and Grow Locally - Go to market in South Africa.
  5. Venture and grow internationally - Go to Market globally.
Assistance Areas Offered
Accelerators and Incubators
Business Planning/Modelling
Mentoring and Coaching
Networking and Associations
Specialization Sector/s
Agriculture, forestry and fishing
​Mining and quarrying
​Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply
Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities
​Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles
​Transportation and storage
Accommodation and food service activities
​Information and communication
Financial and insurance activities
​Real estate activities
Professional, scientific and technical activities
Administrative and support service activities
Public administration and defence; compulsory social security
Human health and social work activities
​Arts, entertainment and recreation