National Science Technology and Innovation Information Portal

About us

The National Science, Technology and Innovation Information Portal (NSTIIP) is a central repository of useful and up-to-date science, technology and innovation data and information within a national system of innovation (NSI). This online platform is a multi-year project that is being developed through phase approach. The first phase is piloting of the Portal using the initial set of data. The second phase entails upscaling of the Portal to include more features. The following are the objectives of the NSTIIP:

  1. To enhance knowledge about the NSI and encourage a realistic adoption of a culture of innovation.
  2. To decrease the existing fragmentation of information on innovation.
  3. To provide access to a range of data, reports, analyses, discussions and other information related to the NSI to all NSI stakeholders.
  4. To collect and curate accurate data and information about the NSI.
  5. To assist in bridging identified gaps in information about the NSI.
  6. To enable wider involvement and reduce duplication of innovation experts' research towards the common goal of facilitating economic and social development.
  7. To facilitate benchmarking of the NSI with other systems and to facilitate the development of an appropriate NSI for South Africa.

News

The private sector needs to partner with government in providing digital technologies to schools in a bid improve the standard of education countrywide. This according to Jamie Martin, founder...
NACI and the KZN HSRC hosts a workshop to launch the 2016 STI indicators report. The event was held on the 6 October 2017 at the Garden Court South Beach in Durban under the theme "Science,...
The Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship is the first academic centre in Africa dedicated to advancing social innovation and entrepreneurship. It was established as a specialised...

Events

5 - 6 December 2017 The 3rd meeting of the Global Forum of National Advisory Councils will be hosted by the National Advisory Council on Innovation (NACI) with support from the Department of...
5 – 12 August 2017 National Science Week (NSW), an initiative of the Department of Science and Technology (DST,) is a countrywide celebration of science involving various stakeholders and/or role...
7 - 8 December 2017 The Science Forum South Africa is inspired by events such as ESOF, AAAS, and the Japan Agora. The key objectives of the Forum are: The key objectives of the Forum remain: To...