About The Centre

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Peakford Centre for Entrepreneurial Innovation

Peakford Centre for Entrepreneurial Innovation is dedicated to the development and growth of innovation based businesses across Africa. Unlike other entrepreneurship centre, our focus is on those enterprises that are geared to adopt and apply new innovation. We endeavour to identify, training and incubate potential businesses that are driven by innovation. Our major focus in on service and product innovation

How do we do it?

We are ever looking for emerging business that need to introduce something new to their current business systems or to the market. We will then take the business under our wings and using our model, pace the business through the innovation cycle until market introduction. New and established business are free to apply on our website for consideration.

Our departments

Entrepreneurial Innovation Unit

This is our flagship unit responsible for developing innovation based enterprises. We offer innovation guidance from imagination until market launch.

Technology and Innovation Transfer Unit

This unit is responsible for identifying and harnessing readymade technology and innovations and bringing them to Africa throughout Technology Transfer model. Through this approach there can be a high technology penetration, technology based businesses and drastic poverty alleviation. PCEI works with technologically advanced countries and companies on one end and aspiring and established businesses across Africa.

Incubation Centre

The innovation incubation Centre is focused mainly of service and product innovation. The initial focus is on start-ups. The PCEI offer two types of innovation incubation, physical innovation incubation and virtual incubation.

Services

Business Development

Idea Generation

We pride ourselves as being able to help even those who do not have a business idea. By analysing a number of factors and using our tools we are able to design business that suits the profile of the entrepreneurs. So even if you do not have a business idea we can assist, all we need is your commitment to succeed. 

Idea and Business concept validation

For those with business ideas or business concepts we assist in validating the idea and further develop it into a viable business case. We deploy tools to measure the chances of success for the business and advice on the way forward.
Business Development
For those with business we assist in ensuring that the businesses are well suited for growth and are insulated against failure through rigorous training, coaching and mentoring.

Business Growth

We assist businesses in developing growth and expansion strategies underpinned by sound practices.

Workstations

For incubated businesses we offer workstations within our incubator with readily available support structures. The workstations allow the business to access Wi-Fi, telephones, board rooms, computer labs, training rooms, onsite support, marketing support and coaching and mentoring.

Enterprise Skills Training

Our structure training programme includes programmes aimed at a business at each stage of the development stage. We also offer weekend training programmes, workshops, seminars and networking sessions.

Shared services available to Client Companies include:

  • Administrative Services, including light secretarial
  • Week-day mail delivery 
  • Reception services
  • Shared-Use Equipment, such as central telephone, FAX, colour scan/copy/printer
  • Computer Lab
  • Laptop computer, projector and white screen in conference room
  • Training room
  • Board room
  • High Speed Internet and wi-fi

 

  • Were you employed and lost your job? Want to start a business? Join us for a free talk

    Were you employed and lost your job? Want to start a business? Join us for a free talk

  • How can you take your good idea and turn it into a company while you still have your day job?

    How can you take your good idea and turn it into a company while you still have your day job?

  • What to start a business but no idea what business and how to? Don’t worry we have you covered

    What to start a business but no idea what business and how to? Don’t worry we have you covered

PCEI Incubation

The aim of PCEI business incubator is to assist innovative entrepreneur or startup and launch a new innovative enterprise, foster its development, support in overcoming obstacles and reducing risks, thus, increasing its chances for success and building successful innovative company.

PCEI Business incubation program provides entrepreneurs and small businesses with a comprehensive and integrated range of supportive services.

How We Do It

We are ever looking for emerging business that need to introduce something new to their current business systems or to the market.

We will then take the business under our wings and using our model, pace the business through the innovation cycle until market introduction.

New and established business are free to apply on our website for consideration.

Our Departments

1. Entrepreneurial Innovation Unit
This is our flagship unit responsible for developing innovation based enterprises. We offer innovation guidance from imagination until market launch.

2. Tech & Innovation Transfer Unit
This unit is responsible for identifying and harnessing readymade technology and innovations and bringing them to Africa.

3. Incubation Centre
The innovation incubation Centre is focused mainly of service and product innovation. The initial focus is on start-ups.

Product-centric Innovations

Product innovations address the value, features, and quality of a company’s product. This type of innovation could be also subdivided into two:

1. Designing new products or disruptive innovation, and

2. Incremental updates and line extensions of existing ones that add substantial value.

Service-centric Innovations

Service innovations could be also divided into two categories:

1. First one is similar to product-centric innovations but applied to companies that deliver services such as financial institutions, banks, etc.

2. Other category is about service innovations that ensure and enhance the utility, performance, and apparent value of a company proposition.

“They make a product easier to try, use, and enjoy; they reveal features and functionality customers might otherwise overlook; and they fix problems and smooth rough patches in the customer journey.”

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