List of 2016 exhibitors

List of 2016 exhibitors 2017-08-16T14:23:24+00:00

Organisation: Academy of Science of South Africa

Stand no: 28, 29

Name of exhibition: ASSAF

Exhibition summary:

PROMOTION OF EFFECTIVE, EVIDENCE-BASED SCIENTIFIC ADVICE: The focus of the Academy’s work is on the scientific analysis of already published or available, enquiry-generated evidence that can help policy development in South Africa.

In line with its mission of providing evidence-based advice to government and other stakeholders, the Academy has undertaken and is in the process of undertaking a number of evidence-based studies. Currently, ASSAf’s studies are focused in the following broad, strategically selected areas, viz. health; biosafety and biosecurity; energy; environment; humanities; and STEM education.

Quest: Science for South Africa is a full-colour, quarterly, popular science magazine directed at a target audience comprising learners, educators and the general public. It aims to present the country’s foremost scientific work in an accessible form. Quest is widely distributed to public high schools with science departments, Dinaledi schools and at national science events, such as SciFest Africa, Science Olympiads, National Science, Engineering and Technology Week; and the NSTF Awards functions. The magazine is also available to the general public through subscription.

The studies and magazine are going to be used to ignite discussions about the contribution of science to societal development and the extent to which research can solve communal challenges. 

Contact:

Mr Tsepo Majake
Tel/Mobile: 012 349 6645
Email: tsepo@assaf.org.za

Organisation: Africa Evidence Network

Stand no: 42

Name of exhibition: Africa Evidence Network

Exhibition summary:

The Africa Evidence Network (AEN) is a community of people who work in Africa and have an interest in evidence, its production and use in decision-making. The Network is supported by the University of Johannesburg-led programme to Build Capacity to Use Research Evidence (UJ-BCURE) and includes researchers, practitioners and policy-makers from universities, NGOs and government. The aim is to link people and activities across various initiatives, organizations and fields working to produce and use better evidence. Currently, AEN has 800 plus members across the African continent and outside the continent. This brings opportunities for networking and knowledge sharing in the evidence-informed decision-making field. Membership is free.

Website: www.africaevidencenetwork.org

Contact:

Ms Precious Motha
Tel/Mobile: 011 559 4250/ 076 792 5921
Email: pnmotha@uj.ac.za

Organisation: AfricaBio

Stand no: 65

Name of exhibition: AfricaBio

Exhibition summary:

AfricaBio is a non-political, non-profit biotechnology association established in 1999 for the safe, ethical and responsible research, development and application of biotechnology and its products. The association also serves as a forum for informed dialogue on biotechnology and biosafety issues in South Africa and the rest of the continent.  AfricaBio represents all sectors within South Africa involved with, or with an interest in, all aspects of biotechnology, from end-users, retailers, producers to exporters, and technology developers in the private and public sector. AfricaBio’s objectives are to keep key biotechnology stakeholders informed with factual information on biotechnology and biosafety and to disseminate this information to the media, policy makers and the general public.

Contact:

Ms Penelope Mahlangu
Tel/Mobile:012 844 0126/072 453 7255
Email: penelope@africabio.com

Organisation: Agricultural Research Council

Stand no: 41

Name of exhibition: Agricultural Research Council

Exhibition summary:

The Agricultural Research Council (ARC) is the Premier science institution that conducts research with partners, develops human capital and fosters innovation in support of the agricultural sector. Through its research work , the Council impacts agriculture and related sectors significantly, particularly through  generating scientific knowledge that influences economic performance and sustainable development for a transformed society.

Contact:

Ms Nkami Sethole
Tel/Mobile: 012 427 9700/078 113 7740
Email: Nkami@arc.agric.za

Organisation: Belgium Campus

Stand no: 24

Name of exhibition: Belgium Campus

Exhibition summary:

Belgium Campus is a unique example of a private not for profit institution that visibly achieves crucial educational and development goals – contributing to regional development through the production of highly skilled graduates and addressing societal challenges through the creation of ICT-enabled solutions.

During this exhibition Belgium Campus likes to showcase many of its innovation projects, which are based on fundamental research, transformed into applied research and innovative applications, seamlessly embedding Information and Communication Technologies that are transparent, intuitive and straightforward to use by target audiences.

One of the projects showcased is the Hope-Project, which our students developed in collaboration with engineering students of PennState University (USA) and for which they won the RESNA (the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America) competition. You’ll find more information here: https://rerc-aac.psu.edu/2016-winner-of-student-research-and-design-competition/.

Contact:

CEO: Enrico Jacobs
Tel/Mobile: 012 542 3114/082 687 0886
Email: enrico@belgiumcampus.ac.za

Organisation: Botswana Innovation Hub

Stand no: 38

Name of exhibition: Botswana Innovation Hub

Exhibition summary:

The Botswana Innovation Hub (BIH) is a Science and Technology Park (STP) located in Gaborone Botswana. BIH offers a wide range of services and specialised Infrastructure that facilitates for innovative products and services development through partnerships with Research, innovation and entrepreneurship Development communities in Botswana.

Contact:

Dr Budzanani Tacheba
Tel/Mobile: +267 3913328 / +267 71399601
Email: budzanani.tacheba@bih.co.bw

Organisation: Botswana Institute for Technology Research and Innovation

Stand no: 37

Name of exhibition: Botswana Institute for Technology Research and Innovation

Exhibition summary:

BITRI has established a Centre for Material Science with state-of-the-art laboratory facilities for materials fabrication and characterisation that will serve the research needs as well as the commercial materials analysis needs of Botswana and the region across a variety of sectors.

The equipment available can be categorized as addressing the following core activities;

  • Laboratory and pilot scale electro-spun nanofiber fabrication;
  • Laboratory and pilot scale nanoparticle synthesis;
  • Complete material characterisation equipment including; surface, structural and bulk properties; and
  • Complete analytical equipment for gas, liquid and solid phase samples.

The Seding® Solar Light is solar-powered, environmentally-friendly and highly reliable and can be used in different environments such as parking lots, gardens, farms, playing fields, gathering places and in other numerous locations.

Kgalagadi Sand Building Block (KSBB) Technology mainly uses Kgalagadi sand and fly ash to produce masonry units (blocks/bricks). The KSBB Technology is amenable to practice by SMMEs, thus having the potential for significant job creation, on average, employing twenty-one persons on an 8-hour shift day.

Contact:

Communications Officer Frank Rakgomo
Tel/Mobile: +267 360 7500
Email: FRakgomo@bitri.co.bw

Organisation: Brilliant Skincare for Cancer/Brilliant Breastforms SA

Stand no: A1

Name of exhibition: Brilliant Skincare for Cancer/Brilliant Breastforms SA

Exhibition summary:

The only South African outer breast prosthetic for mastectomy patients. Fully medical aid compliant, established in 2013 and the market leader.

Our patented bra slider design allows you to wear any full cup bra, to swim, gym, Cha Cha, Toyi Toyi  and look fabulous to live as normal a life as possible.

Brilliant Breastforms are  superior, affordable  prosthetics manufactured from medical grade components and are guaranteed to never cause any skin irritation, and  no imported hugely expensive “Iron Maiden’bras.

We follow a strict code of ethics for our exceptional service to our valued customers with a simple act of caring so that we create an endless ripple of excellence!

Contact:

Ms Wendy Ferguson
Tel/Mobile: 079 454 4484
Email: Wendyaferguson@gmail.com

Organisation: British High Commission Pretoria

Stand no: 46

Name of exhibition: British High Commission Pretoria – Science and Innovation Network

Exhibition summary:

The Science and Innovation Network works to foster greater bilateral collaboration in science and innovation, resulting in developmental and commercial partnerships beneficial to both countries as we look to create new growth opportunities in today’s technological and knowledge economy.

A key part of this collaboration is the Newton Fund partnership with South Africa. Based on principles of co-ownership and co-responsibility, the UK-SA Newton Fund supports economic development and social welfare through science, technology and innovation partnerships. With a UK contribution of over GBP 6.7 million for 2016/17 matched by contributions from South Africa, the Newton Fund is the largest UK/SA bilateral programme, supporting people, research and translation activity.

We will also be showcasing our scale model of The Bloodhound Supersonic Car – the 13m long, 4m high Bloodhound is designed to go as fast as 1 600km per hour and will be running on Hakskeen Pan, Northern Cape, in 2017.

Contact:

Mrs Eve FitzGerald
Tel/Mobile: 012 421 7509 / 079 971 5331
Email: Eve.Fitzgerald@fco.gov.uk

Organisation: Cape Peninsula University of Technology – French South-African Institute of Technology

Stand no: 22

Name of exhibition: CPUT – F-SATI

Exhibition summary:

The French – South African Institute of Technology’s Satellite Systems Engineering Programme at CPUT offers qualifications (M-Tech/MSc and D-Tech/ PhD) and a platform to engineers and scientists towards careers in the space science fields and industry.

Having built South Africa’s 3rd satellite and Africa’s 1st nano-satellite, F-SATI continues to produce and engage its students to develop products sold internationally in the space technologies industry.

Being one of the very few institutions of its kind in South Africa, F-SATI also offers training and employment opportunities to its students.

Come view our products produced through the programme and our satellite models, also learning from our engineers.

Contact:
Mr Motlokwe Maleka and Mr Stephen Cupido
Tel/Mobile: 021 959 6124/ 6859/ 076 9396 476/ 082 309 2736/ 082 6131247
Email: kontyoc@cput.ac.za/ vanzylrr@gmail.commotlokwem@gmail.comstephencupid011@gmail.com

Organisation: Centre for High Performance Computing (CHPC)

Stand no: 4

Name of exhibition: CSIR – Centre foods High Performance Computing

Exhibition summary:

Showcasing the role of the Centre for High Performance Computing for promoting the cutting-edge science and engineering research with the high-impact on the South Africa economy by providing the high-end computing solutions to academia and industry partners. In particular, the Centre for High Performance Computing will promote technical and research activities, including:

  • Presentation providing background on the CHPC
  • HPC Trainings provided.
  • Promoting careers in Science and Engineering related to High Performance Computing
  • Video Clips of science and engineering research simulations
  • Demo of supercomputer hardware

Contact:

Mr William Phukungoane
Tel/Mobile: 021 658 2775 /081 2759051
Email: wphukungoane@csir.co.za

Organisation: Chengie Advanced Defluoridation Technologies

Stand no: 21

Name of exhibition:  ZEGU University Fluorosis mitigation in SADC

Exhibition summary:

The exhibition will focus on fluorosis mitigation in SADC countries. Fluorosis is a condition disease caused by consumption of excess fluoride in water ,beverages,  or food. Visible damage of fluoride is dental fluorosis  (brown grey teeth) Invisible damage includes kidney damage, skeletal fluorosis, crippling fluorosis, brain damage, hipbone fractures, immune suppression, cancer cells development etc.

Most SADC Countries affected eg South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana, Namibia, Malawi, Mozambique etc worse in East Africa. The New invention saves to reduce excess fluoride in water which is the main source of fluoride in developing countries. Its easy to use, convenient,, acceptable, affordable, available of materials.

Immune suppression fluorosis worsens the illness in patients with TB, Hiv/Aids, Diabetics, Cancer and anthritis.

ARIPO  Patent number 007674001

Contact:
Mr Chengetai Dunga
Tel/Mobile: +263 (0) 783 410 838 /  +263 (0)783 410 838
Email: chengresearch@gmail.com

Organisation: City of Tshwane

Stand no: 27

Name of exhibition: “ TSHWANE A Leading Innovative City”

Exhibition summary:

City of Tshwane , as a leading innovative city in South Africa, has implemented various smart solutions in the City to enhance service delivery including, amongst many, the largest publicly

Contact:

Ms Zukiswa Ncunyana
Tel/Mobile: 012 358 2000/082 880 4466
Email: zuki.ncunyana@gmail.com

Organisation: CSIR Biosciences

Stand no: 68

Name of exhibition: CSIR Biosciences

Exhibition summary:

CSIR Biosciences is an operating unit within the CSIR that develops innovative and cutting-edge tools and products for the life sciences sector that deliver socio-economic benefits.

Contact:
Mr Kulani Irish Chauke
Tel/Mobile: 012 841 2201 / 071 266 0019
Email: kchauke@csir.co.za

Organisation: Council for Scientific and Industrial Research

Stand no: 44, 45

Name of exhibition: Data Science for Impact and Decision Enablement (DSIDE)

Exhibition summary:

The DSIDE program aims to support capacity building in the ever growing field of Data Science by

scheduling recruits to participate in mentor-guided and learn-by-doing problem solving of real-world needs as presented by different stakeholders.

Contact:

Dr Vukosi Marivate
Tel/Mobile: 012 841 2166
Email: vmarivate@csir.co.za

Organisation: CSIR

Stand no: A4

Name of exhibition: Solar Photovoltaic Power Plants site tour and showcasing of Electric Vehicles

Exhibition summary:

Solar Photovoltaic (PV) power plant tour

A project has been initiated to make the CSIR’s main campus in Pretoria energy autonomous in a 5 to 8-year horizon by supplying its energy from three primary energy sources: solar, wind and biogas from biogenic waste combined with electricity and heat storage, the integration of electric vehicles, demand-side management and energy-efficiency measures. This project will stand as a real-world research platform for designing and operating a primarily renewables-based energy system at the lowest possible cost in R/kWh.

As part of its plans to become energy-autonomous, the CSIR has constructed a 558kWp single-axis ground-mounted photovoltaic (PV) and a 203kWp dual-axis ground-mounted PV tracker systems on its Pretoria campus.

Electric Vehicles:

The CSIR is currently conducting a technology assessment and driver experience of Electric Vehicles. 10 vehicles have been bought (4 x BMWi3’s and 6xNissan Leaf’s) and incorporated in the CSIR fleet for use by its employees. This demo project will expose the employees to a new technology in the transport sector. The research will focus mainly on the following:

  • Assessing the suitability/ acceptance of the new vehicle technology by society
  • Understand the operating costs of running an electric vehicle in South Africa and its environmental impact
  • Monitoring of battery performance and life
  • Integration of the cars into the Energy Autonomous Campus programme to balance demand and supply

Contact:

Mrs Nicoleen Meeding
Tel/Mobile: 012 842 7263 /083 553 7953
Email: NMeeding@csir.co.za

Organisation: Democratic Republic of Congo Embassy

Stand no: 36

Name of exhibition:  MOTEMA Tab

Exhibition summary:

MOTEMA is a set of numeric supports as smartphone et tablet. MOTEMA Tablet is a brand of tablet working like others brands of tablet but the only difference is that his particular applications are proper to the DR Congo et Africa in general. MOTEMA Tab has a bag with solar panel rechargeable with solar energy to remediate to the lack of electricity in our country. Dieudonne Kayembe

Contact:
Mr Dieudonne Kayembe  Kabukala
Tel/Mobile: 073 339 8288 /+243820051777
Email: dieudonnekabukala@gmail.com

Organisation: Dent Digest SA

Stand no: 61

Name of exhibition: Paintless Dent Removal Science

Exhibition summary:

At Dent Digest SA, we specialise in Paintless Dent Removal Science & Training in order to enhance the High quality of Education, Skills Development and job creation in all related industries. We want to encourage and promote the necessity of scarce skills or careers, because we want to see more Researchers in all related sectors particularly on scarce and critical skills in South Africa and the entire Continent of Africa.

Contact:

Mr Lawrence Yawa
Tel/Mobile: 011 826 6417/083 313 2318 / 073 219 4499
Email: dentdigest@gmail.com

Organisation: Department of Science and Technology

Stand no: 19

Name of exhibition: ESASTAP 2020 – Promoting SA-EU STI Co-operation

Exhibition summary:

The exhibition platform at the Science Forum South Africa (SFSA) will be jointly managed by the ESASTAP 2020 and the European Delegation to South Africa. The stand will promote the ESASTAP 2020 project and share the EU research and development funding opportunities available to South Africans such as the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme for research and development, EUREKA, EUROSTARS (etc) to all participants who will be attending the SFSA.  The exhibition stand will share the DST support instruments and SA programmes open to EU researchers promoted under the ESASTAP 2020 reciprocity forum comprising of SA institutions funding research, development and innovation (RDI).  The event serves as an excellent platform to increase South Africa’s exposure to international stakeholders and/or opportunities, and profile South Africa as a preferred partner for international collaboration in RDI.  The project aims to enhance cooperation through the participation of South African researchers in EU-funded projects and reciprocal arrangements for European innovators. It also seeks to develop new joint SA-EU science and technology initiatives.

Contact:

Mr Alpheos Masemene
Tel/Mobile: 012 843 6326/082 658 2123
Email: Alpheos.Masemene@dst.gov.za

Organisation: DST/NWU The Preclinical Drug Development Platform

Stand no: 63

Name of exhibition:  DST/NWU PCDDP

Exhibition summary:

The DST/NWU Preclinical Drug Development Platform (PCDDP) is a joint venture between the Dept. of Science and Technology and the North-West University. This national platform develops appropriate innovative medicines and together with researchers and companies, plans and executes preclinical and clinical trials.    The process ensures that innovative new medicines are safe and effective, with the patient remaining the main focus.  Therapeutic molecules are formulated for clients, using innovative drug delivery systems and novel dosage forms.  The PCDDP acts as a hub of tertiary education and training: we produce masters and doctoral graduandi well versed in diverse pharmaceutical sciences and skills.

Contact:
Prof. Anne Grobler
Tel/Mobile: 018 299 4467 / 082 829 3056
Email: Anne.grobler@nwu.ac.za

Organisation: eGoliBIO Life Science Incubator

Stand no: 67

Name of exhibition: eGoliBIO Life Science Incubator

Exhibition summary:

eGoliBIO Life Science incubator, the leader in Biosciences businesses and innovations in SA and an active intermediary in the development of sustainable and vibrant biotechnologies showcases its accomplishments of the continuous successes of its incubated clients and services.

Contact:

Ms Talita Mqonci
Tel/Mobile: 012 844 0729 / 073 486 0712
Email: talita@egolibio.co.za

Organisation: Embassy of Finland

Stand no: 47

Name of exhibition: Finland in South Africa

Exhibition summary:

The “Finland in South Africa” stall presents the various activities that the Embassy of Finland and Finnish organizations carry out in South Africa in the field of science, technology, research and innovation.

Contact:
Ms. Päivi Lehtonen
Email: Paivi.Lehtonen@formin.fi

Organisation: Embassy of Israel

Stand no: 54

Name of exhibition: Israel – Spirit of Innovation

Exhibition summary:

Come experience leading innovation in the field of science, technology and industry from Israel. Through the universities, cutting edge research and industry leaders: see tomorrow’s industry today.

Contact:

Deputy Head of Mission: Ayellet Black
Tel/Mobile: 012 470 3503/082 044 4555
Email: dcm@pretoria.mfa.gov.il

Organisation: Embassy of Sweden

Stand no: 55

Name of exhibition: Team Sweden

Exhibition summary:

Team Sweden will ignite conversations around skills development with a focus on the recruitment of female leaders with studies/scholarships in Sweden and collaboration with the business sectors as one tool to achieve this.

Contact:

Promotion Officer Mrs Helena Pietersen
Tel/Mobile: 012 426 6400/083 417 3307
Email: Helena.pietersen@gov.se

Organisation: Embassy of Switzerland

Stand no: 57

Name of exhibition: Swiss Nobel Laureates

Exhibition summary:

The Embassy of Switzerland will be exhibiting images of Nobel Laureates from Switzerland as well as the inventions/discoveries that lead them to receiving the award.

Contact:

Ms Jacquelene Friedenthal
Tel/Mobile: 012 452 0672/061 410 6222
Email: Jacquelene.friedenthal@eda.admin.ch

Organisation: Eskom Expo For Young Scientists

Stand no: 40

Name of exhibition: Eskom Expo for young scientists

Exhibition summary:

Eskom Expo for Young Scientists (EEFYS) provides an environment where practical, “grassroots” and higher-level research is initiated and promoted by engaging young people in research work in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Innovation (STEMI). EEFYS functions at all levels ranging from the student in the classroom to the provincial departments of Basic Education, and spreads out to tertiary education institutions, commerce and industry. It is well positioned to develop the inquiring mind of the youth using research to ignite passion around science. EEFYS, by the very nature of its activities, is making a contribution to improving the scientific, technical and research skills of young people, and providing an excellent opportunity for educators to engage in the type of activity promoted within the education curriculum.

Contact:

Mr Brady Ethan Lawrence
Tel/Mobile: 081 471 6407
Email:  brady.lawrence1@gmail.com / project@exposcience.co.za

Organisation: Forest Molecular Genetics, University of Pretoria

Stand no: 13

Name of exhibition: Forest Molecular Genetics

Exhibition summary:

The Forest Molecular Genetics (FMG) Programme focuses on the genetic control of growth and development in fast-growing plantation trees with a view to enhance biomass production and improve wood properties for timber, pulp, paper, and biomaterials production. Concomitant with this, we also aim to understand molecular disease resistance mechanisms in trees for woody biomass protection. We work in close collaboration with South African forestry companies through the FMG Consortium (FMGC) to develop capacity and resources for the application of tree biotechnology in operational tree improvement programmes.

Contact:

Mrs Marja O’Neill
Tel/Mobile: 012 420 6377/076 394 2526
Email: marja.oneill@up.ac.za

Organisation: General Representation of the Government of Flanders

Stand no: 52

Name of exhibition: Government of Flanders

Exhibition summary:

The General Representation of the Government of Flanders is the diplomatic mission of Flanders, the region of Belgium. In addition to supporting and facilitating official contacts, we also give particular attention to academic, cultural and public diplomacy.

Flemish universities and university colleges have long-standing cooperation with universities in Southern Africa, in education as well as research. We have identified a number of groundbreaking research projects that we would like to present at an exhibition space during the Science Forum South Africa 2016. Each of those projects is the result of a cooperation between Flemish and South African universities and has the capacity to ‘Ignite conversations about science’, with a special emphasis on the (South) African context.

Contact:

Deputy General Representative: Zvi Raman
Tel/Mobile: 012 460 0781/ 076 0908308
Email: zvi.raman@flanders.org.za

Organisation: German Embassy

Stand no: 56

Name of exhibition:  Study and research in Germany

Exhibition summary:

The exhibition portrays the German study and research landscape and the organizations involved in German-South African research cooperation. A general exchange of information on study and research in Germany is intended. The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) will be present to give specific information on study opportunities for international students in Germany.

Contact:
Ms Eva Ziegert
Tel/Mobile: 012 427 8934 / 072 241 3517
Email: wiss-1@pret.diplo.de

Organisation: GIZ Skills for Green Jobs (S4GJ)

Stand no: 4

Name of exhibition: “The sticky matter of the knowledge age”

Exhibition summary:

The exhibition aims to attract delegates to engage in and debate the meaning of knowledge; and to hear diverse opinions about the significance of knowledge within an informal set-up while networking and drinking coffee.

Contact:

Event Manager Laricia Smit
Tel/Mobile: 011 760 4187/082 825 5824
Email: laricia@corpcomm.co.za

Organisation: GreenMatterZA

Stand no: 64

Name of exhibition: GreenMatterZA

Exhibition summary:

South Africa’s wildlife and natural landscapes are more than just precious resources, they represent our national and cultural identity.  A concerted national effort is required to drive biodiversity skills development to implement South Africa’s dynamic and increasing complex biodiversity policies and strategies – a need to which the GreenMatter network of partners responds to.

GreenMatter works towards unlocking the environmental, social and economic potential of our country, through the development of suitably skilled biodiversity specialists, researchers and professionals. At GreenMatter, we bring together networks of organisations, institutions and agencies to implement solutions that are aimed at addressing the challenges around developing relevant and quality biodiversity skills.

GreenMatter does this in support of the various strategies and frameworks in place to address the demand for quality environmental skills such as the Biodiversity Human Capital Development Strategy (BHCD), the Environmental Sector Skills Plan (ESSP) and the Department of Science and Technology’s Global Change Human Capital Development Strategy.

Contact:
Mrs Janavi Da Silva
Tel/Mobile: 011 447 5112 / 084 884 3732
Email: janavi@greenmatter.co.za

Organisation: Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)

Stand no: 8

Name of exhibition:  Human Sciences Research Council

Exhibition summary:

The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) is a statutory council dedicated to conducting human and social science research, thus contributing to the pool of global knowledge and thereby improving the quality of life of people on the African continent, particularly South Africans. The HSRC was established in 1968 by an act of Parliament of the previous government. The guiding theme of the HSRC’s strategy for the next five years is therefore ‘Poverty and Inequality: diagnosis, prognosis, responses’. This recognises the far-reaching consequences of poverty and inequality for the wellbeing and life chances of South African citizens, and for the stability and cohesion of society. These issues are also hugely and increasingly significant for the rest of Africa and the wider world. In particular, the HSRC’s research strategy will continue to seek to:

  • Enhance the analysis of current forms, patterns and trajectories of poverty and inequality
  • Improve understanding of the drivers, dynamics and structural constraints underlying the contemporary situation
  • Explore the opportunities, triggers and tools for transforming current pathways and processes through action by government and other social institutions.

Contact:
Bridgette Prince
Tel/Mobile: 021 466 7968 / 082 491 2026
Email: bprince@hsrc.ac.za

Organisation: IAU Office of Astronomy for Development

Stand no: 5

Name of exhibition:  IAU Office of Astronomy for Development

Exhibition summary:

The IAU Office of Astronomy for Development (OAD) will exhibit ways in which astronomy is used for societal benefit. From doing research to funding projects to coordinating global networks, the OAD is striving to achieve its goal of astronomy-for-development. This exhibition will bring to the public the possibilities of exploiting the exciting nature of astronomy to change lives. It is meant to increase public awareness on how astronomical tools can be used to enhance Mathematics and Science teaching and learning and to create awareness about our universe. The exhibited items will be resources developed, images of funded projects and the IAU Strategic Plan.

Contact:

Nuhaah Solomon
Tel/Mobile: 021 460 6297
Email: ns@astro4dev.org

Organisation: IMS International

Stand no: 62

Name of exhibition: IMS International

Exhibition summary:

IMS is an industry-led, international business innovation and research and development (R&D) program established to develop the next generation of manufacturing and processing technologies through multi-lateral collaboration. We provide global services to institutions from our supporting Regions including the European Union, Mexico, South Africa, and the United States of America. Other Regions are encouraged to join the IMS program.

IMS offers international consortium building and coaching services provided at no charge to researchers from member countries, a listing of projects seeking partners, and a project database with valuable research information. IMS is also a premier sponsor of the World Manufacturing Forum where high-level government officials and industry executives discuss issues and solutions to challenges in manufacturing.

www.ims.org | www.worldmanufacturingforum.org

Contact:

Mr Dan Nagy
Tel/Mobile: +1 703 600 1926 / +1 913 461 4532
Email: dnagy@ims.org

Organisation: IRD-CNRS-CIRAD Joint Office for Southern Africa and The French Embassy in Pretoria

Stand no: 48

Name of exhibition: French Cooperation in Science, Technology and Innovation, French Embassy, IRD, CNRS CIRAD

Exhibition summary:

The IRD-CNRS-CIRAD Joint Office has a strategic partnership with the Cultural & Cooperation Service of the French Embassy (SCAC). With a particular focus on collaborative research and capacity building, together we drive our coordinated actions in ST&I cooperation with South Africa and the region.

We would like to showcase our three research institutes profiles in ST&I cooperation, instruments, on-going projects & programmes, and new partnership opportunities. The French Embassy flagship Master and PhD bursary program and ground-breaking research activities with South Africa such as the F’SATI, the F’SAGRI and IFAS-Research should be also set out. Several brochures, posters and banners will be displayed.

More crucially, the recent COP17 CITES international conference has evidenced biodiversity and conservation to be key issues in Africa. This exhibition will serve as a platform to point out France and South African ST&I cooperation in biodiversity on those topics.

This exhibition will also be the opportunities to showcase regional cooperation between Europe and Africa in which South Africa and France play together a key role. Several programmes such as ERAfrica, and RINEA / ESASTAP 2020 / ILOSA will be presented through the exhibition.

This exhibition will serve as a platform to showcase our main collaborative research programs in the following fields: health and environment, agronomy, earth and planetary sciences, marine sciences, paleosciences, physics and chemistry, resources. Dissemination material such as IRD reports should be displayed and documentaries would be screened.

Finally, a quiz will be proposed on the issue of biodiversity and conservation. 

Contact:

Dr Jean Albergel
Tel/Mobile: 012 844 0117 / 0118/ 082 600 5682
Email: Jean.albergel@ird.fr

Organisation: South African Embassy in Tokyo Japan

Stand no: 49

Name of exhibition: Japan Knowledge – Research and Higher Education Opportunity

Exhibition summary:

From Japan, the DST Tokyo Office, jointly with Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan (MEXT), will showcase Japanese innovative science, technology and innovation programmes.  The showcase will include activities from national research centres on life science; hydrogen and fuel cell technology; frontier science and technology; and more.  The exhibition will also provide information of opportunities for short-term research and full time master and doctoral courses in Japan, including the African Business Education (ABE) Initiative for Youth, which is a 2 year master course that includes an internship in the Japanese private sector.

Contact:

Liaison Officer: S&T :Mr Daisuke Tanaka
Tel/Mobile: +81-3-3265-3366/ +81-80-7974-2173
Email: daisuke.tanaka@dst.tokyo

Organisation: Joint Institute for Nuclear Research

Stand no: 2

Name of exhibition: Joint Institute for Nuclear Research

Exhibition summary:

The Joint Institute for Nuclear Research is an international intergovernmental organization, a world famous scientific centre that is a unique example of integration of fundamental theoretical and experimental research with development and application of the cutting edge technology and university education. JINR has at present 18 Member Statesm. Participation of Egypt, Germany, Hungary, Italy, the Republic of South Africa and Serbia in JINR activities is based on bilateral agreements signed on the governmental level.

Contact:

International Communications officer: Anastasia Suschevich
Tel/Mobile: 74962164201/79037985474
Email: asuschevich@jinr.ru

Organisation: National Commission on Research, Science and Technology

Stand no: 35

Name of exhibition:  NCRST Programmes

Exhibition summary:

The National Commission on Research Science and Technology (NCRST) is established in terms of section 4 of Research Science and Technology Act, 2004 (Act no 23 of 2004) with the aim of:

  • Ensuring co-ordination, monitoring and supervision of research, science and technology in Namibia;
  • Promoting and developing research, science and technology in Namibia;
  • Promoting common ground in research, scientific and technological thinking across all disciplines, including the physical, mathematical and life sciences, as well as human, social and economic sciences;
  • Encouraging and promoting innovative and independent thinking and the optimum development of intellectual capacity of people in research, science and technology;
  • Ensuring dedicated, prioritized and systematic funding for research, science and technology application and development in Namibia;
  • Strengthening linkages between Namibia and international institutions and bodies on the development of research, science and technology.

Therefore, at this platform the NCRST will be exhibitiing information relating to its programmes and activities.

Contact:
Mr Johannes Ndjamba
Tel/Mobile: +264 61 4317014/ +264 811286832
Email: jndjamba@ncrst.na

Organisation: National Pedagogical University

Stand no: 23

Name of exhibition: The situation of physics teachers at the National Pedagogical University

Exhibition summary:

Physics lessons are not anymore attractive in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a situation that puts young people to get interested in physics, base of any technological development. But Africa is can not be developed without the presence of these physicists.

Contact:

Agent and Researcher at National Pedagogical University: Nyongombe Ekambo Gayi
Tel/Mobile: +243 895909097 / +243 895909097
Email: gayinyongombe@gmail.com

Organisation: National Commission on Research, Science and Technology

Stand no: 35

Name of exhibition:  NCRST Programmes

Exhibition summary:

The National Commission on Research Science and Technology (NCRST) is established in terms of section 4 of Research Science and Technology Act, 2004 (Act no 23 of 2004) with the aim of:

  • Ensuring co-ordination, monitoring and supervision of research, science and technology in Namibia;
  • Promoting and developing research, science and technology in Namibia;
  • Promoting common ground in research, scientific and technological thinking across all disciplines, including the physical, mathematical and life sciences, as well as human, social and economic sciences;
  • Encouraging and promoting innovative and independent thinking and the optimum development of intellectual capacity of people in research, science and technology;
  • Ensuring dedicated, prioritized and systematic funding for research, science and technology application and development in Namibia;
  • Strengthening linkages between Namibia and international institutions and bodies on the development of research, science and technology.

Therefore, at this platform the NCRST will be exhibitiing information relating to its programmes and activities.

Contact:
Mr Johannes Ndjamba
Tel/Mobile: +264 61 4317014/ +264 811286832
Email: jndjamba@ncrst.na

Organisation: National Research Foundation

Stand no: 10, 11

Name of exhibition: National Research Foundation

Exhibition summary:

Contact:

Ms Palesa Mokoena
Tel/Mobile: 012 481 4058 / 081 588 5819
Email: palesa.mokoena@nrf.ac.za

Organisation: NEPAD-SANBio

Stand no: 39

Name of exhibition:  NEPAD-SANBio

Exhibition summary:

SANBio will be exhibiting some of the indigenous foods and medicines that were transformed into innovative products through technologies applied. For example capsules, teabags and syrups. SANBio also funds regional R&D projects and we will also be sharing information on funding opportunities in NEPAD-SANBio/BioFISA II and its student ambassador scheme for SANBio member states. Our main message; Value addition on indigenous foods and medicines; health and nutrition related interventions; bioentrepreneurship and scaling up of projects.

Contact:
Mr Mehlolo Maphanga
Tel/Mobile: 012 841 4039 / 076 732 7619
Email: MMaphanga@csir.co.za

Organisation: Nuffic Neso South Africa

Stand no: 50

Name of exhibition: Holland – open to international minds

Exhibition summary:

The Netherlands – open to international minds!

Our exhibition will include Dutch innovation in our key sectors: solar and renewable energy, transport and logistics, agriculture and food security, life sciences and health, and water management.

The exhibition will showcase some of the projects the Netherlands are involved in on the African continent, as well as some of those innovations which are of particular relevance to (South) Africa.

Opportunities for collaboration and research exchange will also feature.

Contact:

Mr Arne Leeflang
Tel/Mobile: 012 346 0982 / 082 438 7414
Email:  aleeflang@neso-epnuffic.nl

Organisation: Research Africa (Pty) Ltd

Stand no: 6

Name of exhibition:  Research Professional – Total Funding Awareness

Exhibition summary:

Get access to a funding opportunities and news service database that is accurate, relevant and reliable for the African Research Community.

*ResearchProfessional covers all scholarly disciplines: from medicine to the humanities; from the largest research council to the smallest private charity; from big multi-centre collaborative grants to small travel grants and consultancy opportunities.

It includes carefully compiled summaries of every open funding opportunity plus all submission deadlines, funding amounts, research areas, eligibility criteria and contact details.

The exhibition stand will showcase the platform and also provide information on challenges facing South African researchers, from currency fluctuations to campus closures.

Contact:
Mr Emile Bruwer
Tel/Mobile: 021 447 5484 / 082 076 2533
Email: emile.bruwer@research-africa.net

Organisation: Royal Norwegian Embassy in Pretoria

Stand no: 53

Name of exhibition: Strengthening ties between Norway and South Africa

Exhibition summary:

Since 1994, a strong relationship has evolved between Norway and South Africa, spanning higher education, research, innovation, and new business development. The SANCOOP-programme for cooperative research targeted climate change, the environment, and renewable energy. Following the launching of Operation Phakisa, renewed emphasis is on exploring opportunities in ocean space and the “blue” economy, focusing on the maritime sector, marine resources, and aquaculture.

Contact:

Dr Karl Klingsheim
Tel/Mobile: 012 364 0700/063 693 4397
Email:karl.klingsheim@innovationnorway.no

Organisation: SADC Secretariat

Stand no: 34

Name of exhibition: Fostering a Common Agenda towards Regional Integration and Sustainable development

Exhibition summary:

Sharing and dissemination of information on regional programmes in areas such as science, technology and innovation; water; energy; environment; ICT and infrastructure services aimed at facilitating and promoting regional integration for sustainable development.

Contact:

Ms Anneline Morgan
Tel/Mobile: +267 364 1966
Email: amorgan@sadc.int

Organisation: ScienceLink (Pty) Ltd.

Stand no: 59

Name of exhibition: ScienceLink | SciBraai

Exhibition summary:

ScienceLink is South Africa’s first digital science communication start-up – we help researchers engage their audiences using the latest digital media platforms. Our mission is to enable researchers, academic institutions, the media and civic society to effectively communicate science, research and data that are in the public interest.

Our team of digital science communicators will be available for discussions and advice about how to get started, what a digital #scicomm strategy is, and which skills and tools are required for effective digital communication.

Contact:

Anina Mumm
Tel/Mobile: 011 477 1293/072 217 5544
Email: anina@sciencelink.co.za

Organisation: Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University

Stand no: 14

Name of exhibition: SMU MOBILE SCIENCE LAB

Exhibition summary:

DNA sequencing is the process of determining the precise order of nucleotides within a DNA molecule. Scientists use bioinformatics programs to process data from DNA sequencing instruments and create a representation of the original sequence.

In our exhibit we have hands-on demonstrations that illustrate how the DNA Sequence Simulator explains nucleotide sequencing and the genetic code, amino acids, genes, and mutations. There will also be a Step by step interactive learning video of the placement and purpose of human organs by using a life size torso.

Contact:

Ms Florence Seneng
Tel/Mobile: 012 521 4610 / 084 442 3941
Email: Christicia.seseng@smu.ac.za