The SA Innovation Summit hosted the XVII Triple Helix International Conference as part of its mandate to facilitate the multi-helix conversation. On 9 –11 September, academics, policy makers, practitioners, students gathered together in the Cape Town Stadium to engage and discuss in the Entrepreneurial University, Triple Helix concept, 4IR and how we can re-invent Africa’s Development. The theme was “A Catalyst for Change” –discovering how the triple helix model, scientific and technology will impact the socio-economic development of the African continent, and the rest of the world.
The Conference also served the purpose to collaboratively develop a manifesto on the Blueprint of the Entrepreneurial University based on research outcomes and contributions from authors who presented at THC2019.
The manifesto will be presented at the Innovation Bridge/Science Forum hosted at the CSIR Convention Centre in Pretoria, 4 – 6 December 2019. The presentation will be hosted on 4 December by Dr Wynand Goosen and Prof Bennie Anderson (members of the THC2019 Catalyst for Change Committee) – as part of a roundtable discussion.
The expected outcome of the presentation is the uptake from Department of Science & Innovation and Department of Higher Education and Training into policy development.
The THA is proud to have supported via its annual scientific conference, SA Innovation Summit in achieving such important milestone which enhanced the bridging of international scientific research and practices in order to distill a set of policy recommendations for boosting South Africa innovation ecosystem.
Here available the THC2019 statistics