How we do it

The TIPS Model

By integrating the TIPS™ framework, The Institute is able to engage, align and become agile in co-creating new workplace realities with students and sponsors. The framework enables The Institute to offer a truly tailored service to meet its client’s ever changing organisational performance needs.

The Institute offers Higher Certificate, Diploma, Bachelors and Doctorate qualifications in the Management of Technology and Innovation.


The management of technology argues that we are all technologists, every one of us who knows how to do something in a certain way and uses tools to do it, be they pencils or personal computers, machine tools or video screens. Teachers, auto designers, builders of factories or financial plans, whether we use language labs or lasers in whatever we do, we participate in the management of the technology of our age.


This is essentially about how an organisation firstly capitalises on the ideation process to develop an innovative product, service, process of system and as a result to commercialise and implement such innovation.


The understanding of the human bridge in implementing organisational processes and how the organisational human factor is leveraged, showing how and where people make the real difference in sustaining organisational growth and competence.


The synthesis of all organisational activities and performances systemically, in an attempt to solve unique problems. The re-design of a competitive landscape may result in being hyper competitive. It also assumes that one perceives reality as a combination of known, knowable, complex and chaotic dimensions.

In linking and integrating the above domains with each other, Da Vinci argues that people should be able to then demonstrate the following behaviours:

Being agile

Integrating the dynamics of the management of technology and the management of innovation such that as the organisation develops, improves and adapts its technology needs, appropriate amounts of innovation are applied to generate real market value and profitability.

Being aligned

Integrating the management of technology and the management of people by ensuring that the organisation upskills (by acquisition or development) the appropriate human capabilities to match and ideally exceed the technological needs at any one time.

Being engaged

Integrating the management of people and the management of innovation by way of evaluating the commitment and motivation of people at the workplace. It is measured in terms of the total incentive cost within the organisation.

The Cooperative Framework

The Da Vinci Institute uses business driven action learning as the foundation for the integration of learning with particular reference to and cognisance of the socio-economic context of its students.