CoachLab Initiative

Started in 2001 by the chairman of EPI-USE, Prof. Roelf van den Heever, the program is run as a partnership in South Africa between the Gauteng Provincial Government Blue IQ Project (The Innovation Hub®), industry and tertiary education.

The Innovation Hub provides an entrepreneurial environment with state-of-the-art infrastructure, including access to entrepreneurial service providers, while EPI-USE, Cisco Systems, Standard Bank and Vodacom provide the project work, mentorship and supervision. Top post-graduate students with leadership potential in the ICT fields, such as Computer Science, Informatics, Information Science and Engineering, are recruited from the University of Pretoria, University of South Africa and the Tshwane University of Technology.