Tshwane University of Technology (TUT), along with Stellenbosch University, is co-host to the Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Scientometrics and Science, Technology and Innovation Policy (SciSTIP).
Presentations and Other
- Profession and professional
- Rise of information age and professionals
- South Korea, Japan, Germany, Afrikaners in South Africa
- Thought leadership
- Local as sub-national
- Concluding remarks
19 years into democracy and we still have huge challenges of development:
After nearly two decades since the ending of apartheid colonialism, poverty, unemployment, inequality, and environmental degradation remain persistent problems. In seeking to improve the quality of life for all its inhabitants, South Africa must also reduce poverty, create employment, and redress widening inequalities. Both at national and provincial levels, policy development aims to enhance inclusive development.
In managing Gauteng as a global city region it will be important to enhance:
- Alliances with regional universities and research centres
- Boost the regional innovation systems of Gauteng
- Overcome silos in policy making and improve co-ordination in the management of the city region
The purpose of this paper is to re-examine the role that benchmarking can play in rural and agricultural innovations. Although generally known as ‗traditional sectors‘, rural activities are far from static but rather driven by old and new challenges pleading for innovative responses. Despite the broad range of insights from the burgeoning literature on innovation systems during the last decade, most benchmarking thinking and practice still remains highly science-based and centred in promoting public R&D, especially in developing countries.
The contribution of innovation to social and economic progress of developing countries is widely recognised. Governments and other actors are actively seeking to increase the firms' ability to deliver successful innovation to multiple sectors, particularly those related to emerging technologies - such as ICTs.