Day 1: Wednesday, 4 December 2019

TimeActivity
07:00 - 09:00Arrival and Registration
09:00 - 10:30

Opening Plenary Session

Broadcast live on Business Day Television 

Welcome Address by Minister Nzimande 

Special address: “Why Africa should set its own research agenda for the Africa we want” – Prof Francisca Mutapi, Co-Director of the Global Health Academy and Fellow of the African Academy of Sciences

Panel discussion: “How can local innovation drive economic development and attract foreign direct investment – how to get the balancing act right”

Moderator: 

Dr Phil Mjwara, Director-General, Department of Science and Innovation

Panel members:

Mr  Patrick Child, Deputy Director-General - European Commission: Research & Innovation

Ms Zanele Mbatha, Executive Chairperson: Bambili Group

Dr Thulani Dlamini, CEO of the CSIR

Dr Triona McCormack, Director of Research, University College Dublin

Concluding remarks by Dr Phil Mjwara, Director-General, Department of Science and Innovation

10:30 - 11:00Coffee/Tea Break 
11:00 -  12:30First Round of Parallel Sessions 
11:00 -  12:30

Venue: Diamond

Topic: What are the international expert groups useful for?

Moderator: Dr. Patrick Caron (Montpellier University)

Panel members: Dr Antoine Petit (French National Centre for Scientific Research), Prof Adam Habib (University of the Witwatersrand), Prof Nelson Torto, African Academy of Sciences), Dr Heide Hackmann (International Science Council) and Dr Geci Karuri-Sebina (South African Cities Network)

11:00 -  12:30

Venue: Emerald

Topic: Launch of the South African Foresight Exercise for Science Technology and Innovation (SAForSTI) Report

Moderator: Dr Mlungisi  (National Advisory Council on Innovation) 

Panel members: 

Mr Peter Green (Non-Zero-Sum Development) and Dr Ozcan Saritas (Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia), Prof Alexander Sokolov (Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia) and Ms Tina James (FEMTECH)

11:00 -  12:30

Venue: Ruby

Topic: Mind the gap! The role of professional, globally connected research and innovation (R&I) managers in advancing scientific impact

Moderator: Dr Therina Theron (Senior Director: Research and Innovation, Stellenbosch University and SARIMA) - Introductory remarks

Panel members: Dr Doug Sanyahumbi (Independent Innovation Management Consultant, Project & Program Management, Malawi), Dr Godson Gatsha (Director: Centre for Research and Innovation, Botswana Open University, Botswana),  Prof. Asta Pundziene (Advisor to the Rector for Strategic Development of Research and Innovation; Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania), Dr Andrew Bailey (Senior Manager: Innovation, University of Cape Town), Ms Mandy-Lee Pietersen (University of Johannesburg) and Dr Ronald De Bruin (COST Association)

11:00 -  12:30

Venue: Crystal 

Topic: Leveraging Innovation Capabilities to Secure SDGs in Africa

Moderators: Prof. John Ouma-Mugabe (Graduate School of Technology Management, University of Pretoria)

Panel members: Prof. Masafumi Nagao (IDC Japan and Visiting Professor University of Pretoria), Dr Marie Blanche Ting (Researcher, Science Policy Research Unit, University of Sussex) and  Prof. Chux Daniels (SPRU University of Sussex)  

11:00 -  12:30

Venue: NRF - Albert Luthuli

Topic: Development of a framework for entrepreneurial universities

Moderator: Dr Wynand Goosen (Infomage RIMS Group)

Panel members: Prof. Bennie Andersen (CEO: The Da Vinci Institute), Ms Juliet Pelembe, Dr Habib Noorbhai (University of Johannesburg), Dr Audrey Elizabeth Verhaeghe (Research Institute for Innovation and Sustainability), Mr  Mduduzi Gama (Infomage RIMS Group) and Ms Senisha Moonsamy (Technology Innovation Agency)

11:00 -  12:30

Venue: Jade 

Topic: How to leverage 4IR for innovation: Shared experiences between South Africa and Germany and Finland

Moderator: Dr Daan Visser (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research)

Panel members: Ms Adelaide Masemola-Ramatlo (Department of Communications),  Ms Ilse Kar (Department of Trade and Industry) Mr Rendani Mamphiswana (Sasol and Presidential Commissioner on the 4IR), Dr Markus Thill (Robert Bosch Ltd)  and Mr Shyam Ranchod (Deloitte)

11:00 -  12:30

Venue: Onyx

Topic: Tradition and Modern Science produce a new Breed of Innovators: The Contribution of Grassroots Innovations and Indigenous Products to Industrialisation

Moderator: Trod Lehong (Companies and Intellectual Property Commission)

Panel members: Ms Takalani Ramuthaga (Department of Trade and Industry), Dr Chamunorwa Togo (General Manager: Bio Economy, The Innovation Hub), Ms Phephsile Temangcamane Maseko (Phepisa Natural Resources Institute),  Mr Prince Edward Nkosiyokuthula Msomi  (PriJap Biolife Biotechnologies) and Dr Aunkh Hlupheka (Department of Science and Innovation)

11:00 -  12:30

Venue: Amber 2 

Topic: Unravelling age and the aging mind-set in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Moderator: Dr Hester du Plessis (Research Associate, University of Pretoria)

Panel members: Professor Ben Loos (Physiological Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Stellenbosch), Mr Koos van Heerden (Management Consultant) and Professor Vasu Reddy (Professor of Sociology and Dean, Faculty of Humanities, University of Pretoria) 

11:00 -  12:30

Venue: Amber 

Topic: Benefits and Challenges of international research projects

Moderator: Mr Nick Latta (British High Commission) 

Panel members:  Mr Christiaan Oosthuizen (Tshwane University of Technology) Mr Tseliso Mohlomi (Gauteng Department of Economic Development), Mr Katleho Ralehoko (National Research Foundation), Prof. Francisca Mutapi (Global Health Academy) and  Dr Sue Kinn (British High Commission, Pretoria)

11:00 -  12:30

Venue: NRF - Tiyo Soga 

Topic: Food-Water-Energy Nexus:Science Innovation in Addressing Global Challenges in SADC Countries 

Moderator: Prof. Hubert Gizjen (UNESCO Regional Office for Southern Africa)

Panel members: Prof. Nnesi Kgabi (UNESCO Chair on Sustainable Water Research for Climate Adaptation in Arid Environments), Prof. Prem Jain (UNSCO Chair in Renewable Energy and Environment, University of Zambia), Dr Lewis Hove (Coordinator, Food and Agriculture Organization), Dr Jean-Marie Kileshyi Onema (Network Manager, WATERNET) and Eng. Simon Kwete (Founder, STEM DYNAMICS, South Africa)

12:30 - 13:30Lunch
13:30 - 15:00Second Round of Parallel Sessions 
13:30 - 15:00

Venue: Diamond

Topic: Transdisciplinary research for SDGs from Fallacies to Practice

Moderator: Prof. Tawana Kupe (Vice-Chancellor and Principal, University of Pretoria)

Panel members:  Ms Samatha Aspinall (Head of Interdisciplinary Research Development, University of Leeds, UK), Ms Nosisa Dube (Director of Evaluation, National Research Foundation, South Africa), Prof. Claire Quinn (Associate Professor in Natural Resource Management, University of Leeds UK), Dr Sithemible Mwamakamba (FANRPAN, South Africa), Prof. John Mugabe (Professor of Science and Innovation Policy, University of Pretoria) and Prof. Louise Heery (Professor, University of Leeds)

13:30 - 15:00

Venue: Emerald

Topic:

The Cape Town 2021 Declaration:

Towards a Blueprint on African Science & Society Policy-Making - Spotlighting Lessons Learned from the Struggle, Challenge & Regulation of Drug, Alcohol & Tobacco Use

Moderator: Prof. Himla Soodyall (Chief Executive Officer, South Africa Academy of Science)

Keynote Address:

Harm reduction: the right thing to do for Africa and the world

Prof. Michel Kazatchkine (Member of the Global Commission on Drug Policy, Recipient of the 2018 South African Global Science Diplomat Award)

Panel members: Henrietta Bogopane-Zulu (Deputy Minister of Social Development (TBC)), Charity Monareng (Parliamentary and Policy Research Officer, TB/HIV Care) and Prof. Solomon Rataemane (Secretary General WAPR, Dr George Mukhari Academic Hospital (HOD))

Closing Remarks

Dr Isayvani Naicker (Director for Strategy & Partnerships, African Academy of Sciences)

13:30 - 15:00

Venue: Ruby 

Topic: The role of science in achieving UN 2030 Agenda objectives

Moderator: Dr Jean Albergel (Senior Scientist and Coordinator of European Affair: CNRS-IRD Joint Office in South Africa)

Panel members: Prof. Jean-Paul Moatti (CEO: French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development), Dr Ernest Foli  (Principal Research Scientist: CSIR-Forestry Research Institute of Ghana), Dr. Isayvani Naicker (Director, Strategy and Partnerships: African Academy of Sciences), Ms. Jackie Kado Olang (Executive Director: Network of African Science Academies),  Dr Richard Gordon (South African Medical Research Council) and Dr Heide Hackmann, (International Science Council)

13:30 - 15:00

Venue: Crystal 

Topic: Advancing the 2030 Agenda in African cities through knowledge co-production: Urban experiments led by African early career scientists

Moderator: Dr Daniel Nyanganyura (International Council of Science)

Panel members:  Dr Peter Elia (University of Lagos) Ms Nomasomi Gasa (International Council of Science),  Dr Buyana Kareen (Makerere University) and Dr Keneiloe Sikhwivhilu (MINTEK)

13:30 - 15:00

Venue: NRF – Albert Luthuli

Topic: Science Engagement - Sharing Lessons between Singapore and South Africa

Moderator: Dr Nosiphiwe Ngqwala (SAYAS)

Panel members: Dr Aparna Venkatesh (Agency for Science, Technology and Research), Ms Germaine Shalla (Agency for Science, Technology and Research), Dr Happy Jabulani Nukeri (National Research Foundation) and Mr Stanley Maphosa (ASSAf)

13:30 - 15:00

Venue: Jade

Topic: Technology transfer in Manufacturing & minerals processing – 4IR Technologies SA need to acquire

Moderator:  Ms Jansie Niehaus (NSTF)

Panel members: Prof. Khumbulani Mpofu (Tshwane University of Technology),  Mr Rikus Immink (Multotec) and  Ms Sherrie Donaldson (African Innovators)

13:30 - 15:00

Venue: Onyx

Topic: Impact investing for innovation

Moderator: Ms Tsilidizi Makhari (Industrial Development Corporation)

Panel Members: Ms Fuzlin Levy-Hassen (CEO: Technology Innovation Agency), Mr Ketso Gordhan  (CEO: SA SME Fund), Mr Sholto Dolamo (Executive: Public Investment Corporation),  Dr Litha Magingxa  (Executive: Agricultural, Economics and Advisory, Land Bank), (Ms Portia Zilwa- Executive: Investment, Old Mutual Masizane Fund), Mr Johann Lübbe Pr Eng (Product Development & Innovation: DBSA) and Ms Monique Mathys-Graaff (Head: Investment Projects Development, Public Investment Corporation)

13:30 - 15:00

Venue: Amber 2

Topic: Tackling air pollution and health in the era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Moderator:  Prof Rebecca Garland (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research)

Panel members: Dr Caradee Wright (South African Medical Research Council), Dr Tafadzwa Makonese (University of Johannesburg), Dr Thulie Khumalo (Department of Environmental Affairs) and  Mr Murdock Ramathuba (National Department of Health)

13:30 - 15:00

Venue: Amber

Famelab Heat  

13:30 - 15:00

Venue: NRF Tiyo Soga

Topic: Technology transfer to improve the sustainability of the plastic industry

Moderator: Ms Ravini Moodley (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research)

Panel Members: Ms Kirtida Bhana, (PlasticsSA), Dr Vincent Ojijo  (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research),  Dr Manfred Scriba (DSI-CSIR National Centre for Nano-Structured Materials),  Mr Muhammed Patel (Trade and Industrial Strategies and Policies). Mr Anton Hanekom (PlasticsSA)

15:00 - 15:30Coffee/Tea Break
15: 30 - 17:00Third Round of Parallel Sessions 
15: 30 - 17:00

Venue: Diamond

Topic: Technology and Innovation to improve people's health: Experiences from Brazil and South Africa

Moderator: Dr Chamunorwa Togo (General Manager: Bio Economy, The Innovation Hub)

Panel members:  Ambassador Nedilson Jorge (Embassy of Brazil in South Africa), Mr Luis Mirranda (Savelivez),  Dr Mthokozisi Sibanda (African Applied Chemical), Dr Marcos Dos Santos (ONKOS) Mr Nicolaas Duneas (Altis Biologics), Dr Carolina Caliari  (InSitu Cell Therapy) and  Dr Adriana Manfiolli (InSitu Cell Therapy)

15: 30 - 17:00

Venue: Emerald

Topic: Social farming and innovative economic paradigms for sustainable local development

Moderator: Dr Thulasizwe Mkhabela (Agriculture Research Council)

Panel members: Dr Lerato Matsaunyane (Agriculture Research Council), Francesca Giarè (CREA, Italy),  Lerato Matsaunyane (Agriculture Research Council), Francesca Giarè (CREA, Italy), Azzurra Chiarini (Global Coordinator Joint FAO,) and  Marvin Vivian Karungi (Self-Entrepreneur)

15: 30 - 17:00

Venue: Ruby

Topic: Innovation Ecosystems for Smarter African Cities – Progress and Possibilities

Moderator: Ms Stacey-Leigh Joseph (South African Cities Network)

Panel members: Ms Monique Griffith (City of Joburg), Ms Louise Meek-LeBlanc (Accenture) and Ms Nalukui Malambo (Wits University) 

15: 30 - 17:00

Venue: Crystal

Topic Understanding the science advice landscape in Africa

Moderator: Mr Christian Acemah (Director, Strategy and Program Development - ASADI)

Panel members:  Prof. Mosto Onuoha, FAS (President: Nigeria Academy of Science),  Dr Hester Du Plessis (Academy of Science of South Africa) and Ms Angie Olanipekun

15: 30 - 17:00

Venue:  NRF – Albert Luthuli

Topic: Science, Technology and Innovation Diplomacy:  A catalyst for Sustainable Development and South-South Cooperation

Moderator: Ms Arina Muresan (Institute for Global Dialogue)

Panel members: Dr Amitava Bandopadhyay ( Director-General: Centre for Science & Technology of the Non-Aligned and Other Developing Countries),  Dr Isayvani Naicker (Department of Science and Innovation) and Dr Shailaja Donempudi (CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology)

15: 30 - 17:00

Venue: Jade

Topic: The Interplay between Intellectual Property Rights and the Knowledge-based Economy  

Moderator:  Dr Nompumelelo Obokoh (Chairperson of NRF &  Commissioner - Presidential Commission on the 4IR)

Panel members: Mr Maanda Phosiwa (Non-Executive Director at French South African Tech Labs and IP & Legal Manager at Biogold International), Mr Masisange Mketsu (Patent Searcher at the CIPC) and  Dr Thandanani Cwele (Patent Search & Examiner at the CIPC)

 

Venue: Onyx

Topic: Employee engagement, organisational commitment, and job satisfaction in Namibia, South Africa, and Zimbabwe: An exploratory study

Moderator: Dr Molefe Maleka (Tshwane University of Technology)

Panel Members: Dr Molefe Maleka (Tshwane University of Technology), Mr Mthokozisi Mpofu (Tshwane University of Technology), Dr Sharon Ruvimbo Terera (University of Venda) and Dr Clifford Kendrick Hlatshwayo (University of Namibia)

15: 30 - 17:00

Venue: Amber 2

Topic: Marine Plastic Waste: Creating Value While Saving The Oceans

Moderator:  Dr Henry Roman (Department of Science and Technology)

Panel  members:  Dr Tony Ribbink (Sustainable Seas Trust), Mr Zwelibanzi Mnguni (Destination Green Recycling),  Dr Odd-Gunnar Wikmark (Centre for Biosafety) and Prof Carlos Bezuidenhout (North West University)

15: 30 - 17:00

Venue: Amber 

Topic: Towards the Future Earth Regional Office for Southern Africa:  Harmonising the sustainability research landscape

Moderator: Mr Thabo Dikgale ( National Research Foundation)

Panel members:  Dr Jane M Olwoch (SASSCAL) Mr Daan du Toit  (Department of Science and  Innovation), Dr Dorsamy Pillay (National Research Foundation), Mr Mmampei Chaba (Department of Science and Innovation) and Prof. Stephanie G Burton (University of Pretoria) 

15: 30 - 17:00

Venue: NRF - Tiyo Soga

Topic: Opportunities, Challenges and inequality in the 4IR

Moderator: Mr Thabang Mafokoane

Panel Members: Prof. Abedije Ade-Ibijola (University of Johannesburg), Dr Mpho Ngoepe (WITS University) Dr Nzondelelwa Bingwa (University of Johannesburg), Dr Cerene Rathilal (University of Johannesburg) and  Prof. Dustin Van der Haar (University of Johannesburg)

17:00 - 17:30Coffee/Tea Break 
17:30 - 19:00Fourth Round of Parallel Sessions 
17:30 - 19:00

Venue: Diamond 

Topic: Advancing Science as a Global Public Good – the role of the International Science Council

Moderator: Dr Daniel Nyanganyura (International Science Council  Regional Office for Africa)

Panel members:  Dr Heide Hackmann (International Science Council), Prof. Daya Reddy (President: International Council for Science) and Prof. Babatunde Samuel (AGBOLA)

17:30 - 19:00

Venue: Emerald

Topic: Medical Cannabis: An indigenous knowledge-based technology innovation perspective 

Moderator:  Dr Chamunorwa Togo (General Manager: Bio Economy, The Innovation Hub)

Panel members: Dr Charah Watson (Scientific Research Council, Jamaica), Dr Thandeka Kunene (House of Hemp),  Ms Mokgadi Fafudi (South African Health Products Regulatory Authority), Prof. Motlalepula Matsabisa (University of Free State), Dr Cliff Riley (Scientific Research Council, Jamaica) and Mr Andre  Bothma (Medigrow)

17:30 - 19:00

Venue: Ruby

Topic: Sustainable Development Infrastructure in Agri-food

Moderator: TBA

Panel members:  Ms Triona McCormack (Director of Research, University College Dublin, Ireland), Mr Hambani Masheleni (African Union Commission, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia), Dr Shadrack Moephuli (President and CEO: Agricultural Research Council) and Mr Declan Kirrane (Intelligence in Science, Brussels Belgium)

17:30 - 19:00

Venue: Crystal

Topic: Strategies to Address Climate Change and Achieve Sustainability Transitions

Moderator: Prof. David Walwyn (University of Pretoria)

Panel Members  Prof. Willem  Fourie (University of Pretoria),  Dr Lwandile Mqadi (Energy Transitions Specialist), Ms Mapula Tshangela (Department of Environmental Affairs, Forestry and Fisheries) and Dr Presha Ramsarup (University of Witwatersrand)

17:30 - 19:00

Venue:  NRF – Albert Luthuli

Topic: Biotechnology for the advancement of health and agriculture for the developing world

Moderator: Dr Bathabile Ramalapa (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research)

Panel members: Dr Boitumelo Semete (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research) Dr Farai Muchadeyi (Agricultural Research Council) and Mr Martin Magwaza (Tautomer)

17:30 - 19:00

Venue: Jade

Presentations

Topic:  Creating a Landmark for Science Popularization Under Beijing’s Development Strategies

Presenter: Ms Liu Xiuming (Department of Science Communication, Beijing Development Center of Popular Science of Beijing Association for Science and Technology)

Topic: Construction of Beijing Technology Innovation Platform and Cooperation of Social Organizations along the Silk Road

Presenter: Mr Xu Qiang (Secretary General: Beijing NGO Network for International Exchanges)

Topic: International Cooperation on Scientific and Technological Innovation and Workers’ Skills of Beijing

Presenter: Mr Guo Jianqiang (Director of Staff Service Department, Beijing Municipal Federation of Trade Unions)

17:30 - 19:00

Venue: Onyx

Topic: Technology Intelligence tools for Public Research

Presentations

Topic: Scientometrics and impact of partnership in Africa

Presenter: Dr Sepo Hachigonta (Director of Strategic Partnerships, National Research Foundation)

Topic: How data mining could help foster collective intelligence in science and technology (30’)

Presenter: Dr Quentin Lobbé, (Complex Systems Institute of Paris Île-de-France)

Topic: Technology Intelligence for Public Research (30’)     
Presenters: Bernard Zozime, (GREThA, Director, VIA Inno), Scott Mizerkiewic (Analyst, VIA Inno)  and Stéphane Miollan (Analyst, VIA Inno)\

17:30 - 19:00

Venue: Amber 2

Topic: Recognising people at the centre of science for innovation, opinions, experiences and the future

Moderator: TBA

Panel members:  Prof. Alinah Segobye (AAS Fellow/ Namibia University of Science and Technology), Prof. Catherine Ngila (AAS Fellow/University of Johannesburg / Morendat Institute of Oil & Gas), Prof. John Ouma Mugabe (AAS Fellow/University of Pretoria), Dr Vukosi Marivate (Researcher, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, South Africa) and  Prof. Boitumelo Kgarebe (AAS Fellow/National Institute for Occupational Health)

17:30 - 19:00

Venue: Amber

Topic: Industrial Parks as supportive environments for STI collaboration

Moderator:  Dr Tebogo Mabotha (ASSAf)

Panel Members: Mr Bernd Oellermann (Department of Trade and Industry),  Mr Barnard Mokwena (Novatek and Mech-Industries), Ms Lesego Serolong Holzapfel (Bokamoso Impact Investments), Ms Noma Koranteng (Luhlaza Integrated Industries Group),  Ms Zubeida Zwavel and  Dr Wolfgang Wittke (EUREKA)

 

Venue: NRF - Tiyo Soga 

Topic: Science for harm reduction: Evolution of umqombothi and ingidi 

Moderator: Dr Ndumiso Tshuma (Best Health Solutions)

Panel members: Dr Josias Naidoo (Hope Consulting),  Dr Gov Gavish (Wolfson MC) Mr Anthony Chiromba (Best Health Solutions) and Ms Moipone Twala (Mothern Community Developers) 

19:30

Marlon Parker With Cocktails 

Venue: The Atrium

 

Topic: Technology and social impact:  Not as impossible as you may think

Presenter: Mr Marlon Parker (RLabs)

Day 2: Thursday, 5 December 2019

TimeActivity
07:00 - 09:00Arrival and Registration
09:00 - 18:00Exhibitions Open
09:00 - 18:00

Speed Networking Sessions

Refreshments will be served throughout the day 

09:00 - 17:00Parallel Sessions 
09:00 - 10:30

Venue: Diamond 

Topic: The Bioeconomy – The solution towards a green, fair and sustainable future

Moderator: Dr Siya Ntutela (AfricaBio)

Welcome: Mr Mmboneni Muofhe (Department of Science and Innovation)

Panel members: Mr Ben Durham (Department of Science and Innovation), Ms Triona McCormack (University College Dublin, Ireland), Prof. Jasper Rees (Kingdom of Eswatini), Mr Patrick Child (DDG -Research and Innovation, European Union), Mr Mohohlo Molatudi (Bioeconomy, Technology Innovation Agency) and Mr Roman Brene (European Commission)

09:00 - 10:30 

Venue: Ruby

Topic: Role of human and social science in 4IR 

Moderators: Prof. Crain A Soudien (HSRC) and  Ms Friedenthal Jacquelene (Swiss Embassy)

Panel members: Ms Nomsa Kana (Small Enterprise Development Agency), Dr Rachel Adams (Human Sciences Research Council) and  Dr Daniel Visser (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research)

11:00 - 12:30

Venue: Diamond

Topic: Creating an enabling environment for global competitiveness

Moderator:  Ms Lara Kotzé-Jacobs (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research)

Panel members: Mr Hardus Greyling (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research), Dr Budzanani Tacheba (Botswana Innovation Hub) and Prof. Sabelo Mhlanga (SabiNano)

11:00 - 12:30

Venue: Ruby

Topic: Cutting edge technologies to support local pharmaceutical manufacturing

Moderator:  Dr Jenny-Lee Panayides (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research) and Dr Tsepo Tsekoa (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research)

Panel members: Dr Darren Riley (University of Pretoria), Prof. Dean Brady (University of the Witwatersrand), Dr Gerrit van der Klashorst (Chemical Process Technologies) and Dr Martin Magwaza (Tautomer)

13:30 - 15:00

Venue: Diamond

Topic:  Gender-based violence and femicide:  Where have we failed, what more do we need to do?

Moderator: Mr Stanley Maphosa (Academy of Science of South Africa)

Panel members: Prof. Heidi van Rooyen ( Human Sciences Research Council), Ms Anandita Philipose (United Nations Population Fund) and Ms Leigh Ann van der Merwe:(S.H.E. civil society organisation)

13:30 - 15:00

Venue: Ruby

Topic: Big data and data analytics for the global South

Moderators:  Prof. Roseanne Diab (GenderInSITE, Italy and South Africa) and  Ms Sena Galazzi (TWAS)

Panel members:  Prof. Thokozani Majozi (WITS University), Dr.Bolanle Ojokoh (Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria), Dr Victoria Precious Nembaware (Sickle Data Coordinating Center) and  Ms Anne Namuli (HiveOnline Aps limited)

15:30 -17:00

Venue -  Diamond

Topic: Smart and Inclusive Networks: Innovating for South African Infrastructures

Moderator: Mr Francois Oosthuizen  (University of Cape Town)

Panel members:  Dr Joyce Mwangama (University of Cape Town), Dr Melissa Densmore (University of Cape Town), Ms Christine Wanjiru Mburu (University of Cape Town) and Ms Lusani Mamushiane (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research)

15:30 -17:00

Venue: Ruby

Topic: What does ‘Just Transition’ mean in South Africa?

 

Presenters: Ms Jules Schers (Energy Research Centre: University of Cape Town) and Mr Sizwe Tyiso (Naledi, the labour think-tank)

Day 3: Friday, 6 December 2019

TimeActivity
07:00 - 08:00Arrival and Registration
08:00 - 09:00Sunrise Breakfast On The Deck
08 :00 - 09:00

Topic: Co-Investment of early-stage technologies as an effective approach to de-risking investment 

Presenter: Mr Daniel Strauss  and Mr Wayne Stocks

09:00 - 10:30Joint Science Forum and Innovation Bridge Parallel Sessions
09:00 - 10:30

Venue:  Diamond

Topic: Climate and Infectious Diseases – where will climate change bite

Moderator: Mr Cecil Masoka (Department of Science and Innovation)

Panel members:  Prof. Noboru Minakawa (University of Nagasaki), Dr Caradee Wright (SAMRC), Dr Joel Botai (SAWS), Prof. Swadhin Behera (JAMSTEC), Prof Willem Landman (University of Pretoria), Dr Kerrigan McCarthy (NICD), Mr Eric (Limpopo Department of Health), Prof. Raj Maharaj (SAMRC) and Dr Neville Sweijd (ACCESS programme)

09:00 - 10:30

Venue: Emerald

Topic: Pure or Applied Science in the age of the Anthropocene: Which does 'South Africa 2030' need more urgently? 

Moderator:  Prof. Jane Carruthers (South African Journal of Science)

Panel members: Dr Kevern Cochrane (Rhodes University), Dr Luthando Dziba (South African National Parks) and Prof. Coleen Vogel (University of the Witwatersrand)

09:00 - 10:30

Venue: Ruby

Topic: Future Work/Tech Scenarios 2050 – Sense-making and Localisation in Africa

Moderator: Prof. Rasigan Maharajh (Southern Africa Node of the Millennium Project)

Panel Members;  Dr Jerome Glen (The Millennium Project), Marius Pieterse (GIBS), Mpho Madisha (BSTEP), Jan A Bezuidenhout (EY), Hameeda Deedat (Naledi) and Warren Hero (Webber Wentzel)

09:00 - 10:30

Venue: Crystal

Topic: Science Leadership for Innovation in Africa

Moderators: Prof. Bernard Slippers (Future Africa)

Penal members: Dr Connie Nshemereirwe (Global Youth Academy), Prof. Sanushka Naidoo (University of Pretoria) and Dr Osmond Mlonyeni (Future Africa)

09:00 - 10:30

Venue: NRF – Albert Luthuli

Topic: Science and Technology Opportunities in the Private and Public Sector: Implications of the 4IR for Natural Scientists 

Moderator: Prof. Robin Crewe (SACNASP)

Panel Members: Mr Neale Baartjes (SACNASP), Ms Kim Hullet (Next BioSciences), Prof. Igle Gledhill (SACNASP) Prof. Chris Adendorff (Nelson Mandela University)

09:00 - 10:30

Venue: Jade

Topic: Role of collaborative university partnerships in the achievement of SDGs

Moderator: TBA

Panel members:  Dr Segun Obadire (University of Venda), Prof. Nthabiseng Ogude  (University of Pretoria),  Prof. Stephanie Burton  (University of Pretoria),  Prof Jan E. Crafford (University of Venda), Ms Charlene Duncan (University of the Western Cape),  Dr Mercy Ojoyi (University of Pretoria) and Dr Rakeshnie Ramoutar-Prieschl (University of Pretoria)

09:00 - 10:30

Venue: Onyx

Topic: Africa/China scientific cooperation: its impact and future direction

Panel members:  Prof. Mammo Muchie and Prof Felix Dakora

09:00 - 10:30

Venue: Amber 2

Topic: Exploring space technologies for sustainable development and the benefits of international research collaboration in this context

Moderator: Dr Kekgonne Baipoledi (Research Science and Technology, Botswana)

Panel members:  Mr Bob Bell (UNCSTD), Mr Humbulani Mudau (Department of Science and Innovation), Ms Anneline Morgan (SADC Secretariat), Mr Hambani Masheleni (African Union) and  Dr Val Munsami (CEO of the South African National Space Agency)

09:00 - 10:30

Venue: Amber

Topic: Open Innovation: challenges and opportunities in South Africa and France

Moderator: Ayanda Noma (Director: Innovation, Technology Transfer and Commercialisation, University of South Africa)        

Panel members:   Saberi Marais (Technology Commercialization Manager, Technology Transfer Office University of Cape Town),  Ms Suzanne Wolhuter (Technology Transfer Manager, Rhodes University), Gamuchirai Mutezo (Chief Operations Officer, 22 ON SLOANE), Anéa Burke le Roux (Centre Manager, TuksNovation) and Quintin Mccutcheon (Leader for Digital Transformation & EcoStruxure, Schneider Electric)      

09:00 - 10:30

Venue: NRF - Tiyo Soga

Topic: International partnerships for climate change

Moderator: Dr Jane M. Olwoch (SASSCAL)

Panel members:  Dr Lisette Andreae  (Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany), Dr Jorg Helmschrot (SASSCAL) and Ms Hedwig Nelago Black (Namibia Node Programme)

10: 30 - 11:00Coffee/Tea Break 
11:00 - 12:30

Closing Plenary Session 

Theme: “The South Africa, Africa and World we want to leave our children: a technologically wise next generation”

Panel: “The South Africa, Africa and World we want to leave our children: a technologically wise next generation”

Moderator: Dr Molapo Qhobela (CEO of the National Research Foundation)

Panel members:  Ms Ndoni Mcunu (CEO: Black Women in Science)

Prof. Tawana Kupe (Vice Chancellor of the University of Pretoria)

Dr Rethabile Melamu, (Green Manager: The Innovation Hub) and

Natasha Allie (Oliver & Adelaide Tambo Foundation)

Performance: Theatre performance by the Palaeontological Scientific Trust (PAST) on the “Science of our shared origins” I see you

Presentation of the Technology Transfer Agency (TIA) “Technology Transfer Matchmaking Deal” Award by Ms Fuzlin Levy-Hassen Interim CEO

Closing remarks by Dr Phil Mjwara (Director General, Department of Science and Innovation)

12:30 - 13:30

Lunch

 

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