Activate! is a public innovation and leadership incubator working with young South Africans. It aims to build a critical mass of think-out-the-box trendsetters who have the skills, sense of self, and spark to reshape South African society and meet its toughest challenges. Working on a national scale across urban and rural areas, we identify people in their twenties who are dedicated to transforming their communities and are motivated to take their work to the next-level. These ‘Activators’ – whether employed, unemployed or studying - participate in a cutting-edge programme that spans three years on a part-time basis. Year one is made up of three intensive training modules (spread out through the year), and support is then provided in years two and three in the form of innovation master-classes, seminars, skills workshops, and access to a range of opportunities. We believe through connecting capable young South Africans and building their innovation skills, they will bring about systemic change at a local and national level.