South Africa is to host a first-of-its-kind technology matchmaking initiative with technology-based companies, industry and funding partners, showcasing their expertise under one roof. It is anticipated the event will bridge the gap between them.
The Department of Science and Technology (DST) has initiated the Innovation Bridge Technology Showcase and Matchmaking event to be held in Pretoria on 2 and 3 February, to allow local and international technology-based companies, entrepreneurs and financiers to scout for technology solutions and investment opportunities; among other things.
The inaugural event will include policy dialogues, plenary discussions, technology exhibitions and demonstrations with up to 75 technologies from more than 30 publicly funded RandD organisations.
The 2015 Innovation Bridge has been organised by the DST, together with its partners – the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA), the National Intellectual Property Management Office (NIPMO), and the Southern African Research and Innovation Management Association (SARIMA). It is foreseen that the Innovation Bridge will be organised every two years as a prominent feature on South Africa’s calendar of innovation events.
The media is invited to attend.
Details of the event:
Date: 2 to 3 February 2015
Time: 8h00 – 16h00
Venue: CSIR International Convention Centre, Meiring Naudé Road, Brummeria, Pretoria
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SOURCE: SOUTH AFRICAN OFFICIAL NEWS