Symposium on STI Indicators for Sustainable and Inclusive Socio-economic Development – where are we?

September 28 @ 07:0013:30, The Sheraton Hotel, Pretoria

NACI invites you to the Symposium under the theme: the role of science, technology and innovation indicators in monitoring South Africa`s inclusive socio-economic development.

The National Advisory Council on Innovation (NACI) invites you to the Symposium under the theme: the role of science, technology and innovation indicators in monitoring South Africa`s inclusive socio-economic development.

The event will include the launch of the 2016 South African Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators report and the National Science, Technology and Innovation Information Portal (NSTIIP). The findings from this annual report, which provides facts and figures about the performance of South Africa’s National System of Innovation (NSI), provides a basis to facilitate dialogue on topical issues on science, technology and innovation (STI) policy area. This Symposium is expected to attract high-level stakeholders from government, business sector, civil society, government agencies and higher education institutions.

As per the attached draft program, a panel discussion will specifically focus on the results of the STI indicators report and the implications from the perspective of government, higher education and the business sector. More perspectives will be shared through dialogue with the delegates about how the NSI has progressed from conceptualisation of 1996 White Paper of Science and Technology, especially in terms of inclusive socio-economic development.

The NSTIIP, which will be launched during this Symposium, is an open access web-based platform that functions as an interactive central repository of useful STI data and information within the NSI.

If you have any questions, please contact the NACI Secretariat at 012 844 0953.

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