South Africa Forum: University-Industry Engagement for Innovation and Impact

20 - 21 February, Johannesburg, South Africa

Location: Southern Sun O.R. Tambo Hotel, Johannesburg

We’re excited to announce the UIIN South Africa Forum: University-Industry Engagement for Innovation and Impact, hosted in partnership with SARIMA in Johannesburg on 20-21 February 2024.

The 1.5 day forum will be an opportunity for professionals, policymakers, and government representatives within South Africa, to come together to connect and exchange knowledge and experiences with the aim of addressing the challenges and opportunities in university-industry engagement in the South African context.

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Through a mixture of panel discussions, case studies, and networking, we will collaboratively explore different activities and demonstrate how university-industry partnerships can lead to impactful outcomes. It will stimulate regional development, drive economic competitiveness, and address pressing local and global challenges.

We’re looking forward to connecting with our South African community in 2024!

Downtown of johannesburg, south africa
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SARIMA is an organisation that brings together Research and Innovation Management practitioners, to strengthen these disciplines and institutional capabilities across the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region.

It operates at an individual, institutional, national and international level, as well as from research through to innovation. It has anchored itself as a key player within the SADC regional system of research and innovation, providing thought leadership and advocacy, a platform for the promotion and facilitation of best practices, and championing efforts to build and strengthen capacity & capabilities, within institutions and for individual practitioners.