about us

About Us

About Us

Pretoria North Regional Innovation Networking Platform (PNRINP) is Regional Innovation Support Platform for the Pretoria North, Soshanguve, Ga-Rankuwa, Mabopane and surrounding areas. It is supported and funded by the Department of Science and Innovation though CSIR’s TLIU. The Platform is hosted by the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT).


PNRINP’s visions to transform South African, especially the Pretoria North Region into a technologically empowered society/community and knowledge economy. It aims to break the numerous barriers that are preventing technology based entrepreneur/innovators from receiving support in terms of commercialisation and other aspects of funding. Innovate Pretoria supports the growth of technology based entrepreneurs/innovators by providing global exposure and support initiatives, in order to help grow the South African economy and create employment opportunities.


To be a networking platform that brings academia, industry, SMEs, government, civil society, science councils together

Platform Facilitator

Dr Hamilton Mphidi

Platform Coordinator


Steering Committee Members
  • Dr Patrick Ebewo (TUT)
  • Dr Althea Mvula (TUT)
  • Ms Sunita Kalan (Department of Science and Innovation)
  • Ms Karabo Sedumedi (African Food Holdings (PTY)LTD)
  • Ms Dikeledi Madondo (Mokgabo African Pride)

  • Mr Nare Mashamaite (CSIR, TLIU)
  • Ms Isabella Twala (Greater Soshanguve Agriculture)
  • Ms Elizabeth Masoleng (City of Tshwane)
  • Ms Shasha Modingwana (Great K Consulting)