The National Research Foundation (NRF) and the Department of Science and Technology (DST) are hosting the first global conference on Transformative Innovation Policy in Pretoria during 20-21 September 2017. The conference, hosted on behalf of the Transformative Innovation Policy Consortium (TIPC) has attracted 120 participants from 20 countries (including 6 countries from the continent).
The NRF and DST congratulate Dr Carina Schlebusch who has just been awarded a European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant. Dr Schlebusch is the third ERC award holder from South Africa, following another Starting Grant award to Dr Lindsay Bremner, Director of Architectural Research at the University of Westminster, UK in 2015.
Dr Aldo Stroebel, Executive Director Strategic Partnerships at the NRF, is South Africa’s National Contact Point (NCP) for the ERC, appointed by the Department of Science and Technology.
The second iteration of the Southern African Systems Analysis Centre’s (SASAC) Emerging Researchers Programme was launched on Sunday, 20 August 2017. The three-week, high level engagement drew 27 participants on a competitive basis from 6 countries, and focusses on advanced methodology, research skills and writing opportunity within a systems analysis framework.