HearX Group has been selected as a finalist in this year’s TT100 Awards Programme run by The Da Vinci Institute, one of South Africa’s premier awards programmes.

Based on over 150 metrics, the programme provides a deep insight into the “true” sustainability of organisations. Emphasis is placed on how the organisation manages Technology, Innovation and People within the context of the organisation as a System. The so-called TIPS™ framework forms the basis of the TT100 adjudication process. The awards programme is about identifying the distinguishing characteristics that define sustainable organisations, which in spite of increasingly difficult times continue to survive and grow.

It revolves around the following criteria:

  • The Management of Technology (MoT) This refers to the "tools" and metrics organisations use to gain competitive advantage and how organisations manage their technology to best position their products or services to maximise their market share.

  • The Management of Innovation (MoI) MoI is how an organisation stimulates and capitalises on the ideation process to develop an innovative product, service or system which has either commercial or social value and considers hard metrics such as income generated from new products, processes, services or systems as well as success rates in commercialising new offerings.

  • The Management of People (MoP) The Management of People is all about the human interface and the processes that organisations deploy in the development of their human capital; how they retain and re-skill existing employees; how they incentivise their people; and how they plan for succession to ensure organisational longevity.

  • The Management of Systems (MoS) This is the process of synthesis, where systemic integration of all organisational activities and performance is used to create solutions, and where hyper-competitive re-design of the landscape may occur.

hearX Group (Pty) Ltd is an award­winning startup with the mission of providing affordable access to healthcare using mHealth solutions that anyone can use, anywhere. The hearX Group has gone to market with the award­winning hearScreen product while many more innovative products are currently in research & development or beta implementation stages. In many African nations, the general awareness of hearing loss is low and the severe shortage of health personnel and prohibitively expensive equipment has caused a lack of screening programs, resulting in most people being unable to access hearing healthcare. Our innovative solutions have been used to screen over 70 000 people in 25 countries across the world and are as accurate, but faster, cheaper and easier to use than traditional methods.

The winners will be announced on 15 November 2017.