In conversation with Andrew Connold CEO Tellumat

    Conducted by, FDI Spotlight Regional Director   Key Quote: Tellumat is an innovative, electronic solution based business. It does not typically create new core technologies, but rather innovates by combining the use of existing technologies and products to meet new needs, or application, in new business models.   Tellumat, located in Cape Town…

The power of partnerships

Tellumat’s Graham Meyer and Shaun Hendricks share their thoughts on the genius of partnerships.

South Africa’s rocket scientist rock star

Move over Elon Musk, Mark Shuttleworth and Ludwick Marishane. South Africa’s exclusive club of science and technology celebrities has another bright star. His name is Siya(bulela) Xuza, he’s all the way from Mthatha, and he’s (literally) a celebrated rocket scientist. It’s also not a stretch to call him a rock star, since the guy has…

Tellumat extends radar system end of life in innovative upgrade partnerships

In several recent outings, Tellumat Air Traffic Management (ATM) has shown it can breathe new life into unsupported, effectively obsolete radar systems, offering defence and civil aviation customers an innovative partnership option that extends product life beyond the vendor sales and support cycle. Market need The South African Air Force, and others on the African…

SA innovations you didn’t know about – the Tellurometer

Vintage South African invention, the Tellurometer, has a long and glorious international history. Market need Before electronic distance measuring (EDM) devices like the Tellurometer and its 1947 predecessor, the Geodimeter, surveyors had for centuries used bars, rods, chains and steel tapes for measuring distances. Compasses and angle measuring devices were used for determining directions and…

Water out of thin air

Chances are you have seen an air conditioner dripping water in summer. So, what’s the big deal about harvesting water from air? Well, can your gizmo squeeze a canful of the good stuff out of pale blue Karoo air inside an hour? Running on ambient sunlight? Is it, in other words, a compelling solution to…

Toppling the ivory towers of closed innovation

In a pre-Internet, highly connected world, innovation was a privileged, sheltered activity. Its arcane magic was practised in airtight spaces, its mandates handed down from the top, and its activities protected and constrained through tightly controlled access, information lock-down and long innovation cycles that were often unanswerable to product lifecycle agendas and customer needs. Free…

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