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Standard Bank opens innovation hub The PlayRoom
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Innovation, PlayRoomEmbodying Standard Bank’s commitment to bring innovative solutions to market, is the PlayRoom – a 1927 sq. brand new creative hub in Rosebank, Johannesburg. Opening its doors in January 2015, the space boasts clean lines, bright colours and modern, playful design. The very opposite of a corporate environment, The PlayRoom was created to bring people together to solve real-life customer challenges through collaborative innovation.


The best ideas rarely come from behind a desk or an imposing meeting room. In fact, entrepreneurs often credit their ‘eureka moments’ to collaboration or being frustrated by problem that just won’t go away.


The innovation hub is a response to constant change and challenges, spurred by technology. Instead of a Brains Trust solving problems behind closed doors, Standard Bank customers, employees and start-ups are invited to brainstorm, research and test solutions together.


The PlayRoom consists of state-of-the-art testing facilities and free-thinking rooms that allow customers to trial new innovations and provide instant feedback. This has already been used to test Standard Bank South Africa’s new generation internet banking site, launching soon.


Twenty fourteen was a year of innovation for Standard Bank, which launched South African innovations SnapScan and MasterPass – both apps that take the hassle out of shopping – offline and online. The PlayRoom promises to unearth more life changing developments that use technology to make life simpler – not more complicated.




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Thabang Ramatapa
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I want to launch two businesses under one umbrella name. A talent agency and a magazine company.


Can i come to the hub for a variety of reasons from researching to soliciting ideas? 


I would like to come on Friday 5 May 2018. 

Rabotho Rakgajane
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Good Day


I would like to enquire about were to go to apply for joining and space at playroom. We are a multimedia company and we believe the Playroom is a perfect place for our current project. 


Looking foward to your response.




Marengo maaroganye
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Good day

I would like to enquire about were to go to apply for joining and space at playroom. We came up with an innovative way for customers to register for their learners an license and offer cost effective way of registering. We would love to partner up with standard bank playroom. 


Looking forward to your reply.  

mphumsi ngobeni
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i want to come and see your hub, who can i call to make an arrangement?

Lucy Naidoo
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would like to visit and see what the innovation play room has to offer to the new generation of workers and how it will contribute to the fourth industrial revolution.

Benjamin Tshefu
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I'd like to inquire if one is intrested to be part of the innovation hub to develop the business idea, is there any procedure one can follow .


Les Dibacks
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Good Afternoon,

I am an Inventor n Entrepreneur;  I have established a number of inventions so far n still creating more novelty, sum already in existance n sum reserved for development n intellectual property protection ... I'wud like to join your initiative n effect the face of South Africa, Africa n the World at large. May you please lead me a way forward...

Community Coordinator

Hello Les Dibacks,


Please forward your proposal to  [email protected] our team will be about to advise.

Hendrick Mashalane
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I hope this finds you well.
I would like you to connect me with the relevant people regarding implementation of new products or tell me the right process to follow.I have developed a product specifically for the commercial banking industry. This product will solve a common client problem and at the same time it will improve revenue for your brand. It can also be licensed to other banks, in return for more revenue for your brand.It is revolutionary and it will change the way ordinary people manage their finances. I believe it is in line with your innovation  strategy/culture. It will set your brand apart from your competitors. It will increase your client base and it will offord your brand some bragging rights.Most importantly it is in line with a forever changing banking industry due to 4iR.
Regrettably I can not share it at this stage  because it is still going through a patent process. However I will be free to share it with you at a later stage when it is ready and legally protected.  

I am looking forward to hearing from you ASAP. Please see my contact details below and feel free to contact me around the clock should you need more clarity.
Thanks: Mr HTN  Mashalanecell: 078 648 9089/ 067 207 6570Work tel: 012 665 0768