Call for collaboration with higher education institutions to develop a directory of experts and community of practice for the National Science, Technology and Innovation Information Portal
The National Advisory Council on Innovation (NACI) has created a central repository of data and information on the national system of innovation (NSI) called the National Science, Technology and Innovation Information Portal (NSTIIP). The portal’s current features include analytical contributions, science, technology and innovation (STI) statistics, an STI knowledge base (policy briefs, reports, etc.), and links to useful STI data sources – see www.naci.org/nstiip.
An additional feature that NACI plans to develop is a national directory of experts (DoE) in the NSI. This is intended to serve as a central point of reference when stakeholders are looking for collaborators. NACI would like to work with higher education institutions through this initiative and to share information on the expertise of researchers. The researcher information will be included in the NSTIIP DoE in order to make the expertise that exists in the NSI accessible to a wide range of stakeholders. Various higher education institutions will be approached formally to discuss this initiative.
WEBINAR ON AN ECONOMETRIC ANALYSIS OF THE IMPACT OF IMPORTED TECHNOLOGY ON SOUTH AFRICAN MANUFACTURING FIRMS
The National Advisory Council on Innovation (NACI) will host a virtual workshop on the 22 February 2022 to share the key findings of the study entitled “Econometric analysis of the impact of imported technologies on South African manufacturing firms “. The study uses the South African Revenue Service-National Treasury firm-level panel set of administered tax […]
In 2020, the National Advisory Council on Innovation (NACI) carried out an audit of the South African bioeconomy sector. You are invited to a workshop at which the methodology and key findings of the study will be presented. The workshop will also cross examine the proposed indicators to track the performance of the bioeconomy; explore […]
The National Advisory Council on Innovation will host a round table about the opportunities and challenges of an integrated regional innovation agenda and a report has been drafted using renewable energy as a case study. You are invited to attend a virtual round table on the 28 September 2021 whereby the draft report will be […]
WEBINAR ON THE PRELIMINARY DESIGN FOR AN IN-DEPTH STUDY ON MAINSTREAMING INNOVATIVE THINKING IN SOUTH AFRICAN GOVERNMENT AND THE CABINET
The National Advisory Council on Innovation (NACI), in partnership with the Centre for Public Service Innovation (CPSI), did host a webinar on 17 August 2021 in preparation for the Phase 2 (In-depth) Study entitled Mainstreaming Innovative Thinking in South African Government and Cabinet. The purpose of the workshop was, firstly, to share preliminary findings of […]
Findings on Econometric Analysis of the Impact of Imported Technology on South African Manufacturing Firms by Prof. Lawrence Edwards
Econometric Analysis of the Impact of Imported Technology on South Africa
Background on Biotechnology Audits in South Africa
Bioeconomy Audit Presentation
The release of the 2015 Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) reports for grades five and nine provoked once more another storm of debates as South Africans grapple with the reasons behind the perceived poor performance in mathematics and science. This coincides with the Department of Basic Education’s announcement of 20% mathematics pass rate due to a large number of pupils who pass all subjects except mathematics and are subsequently forced to fail the grade as mathematics is one of the compulsory subjects to pass.