NELSON MANDELA BAY SMART CITY … the journey to our smart destination continues

25 May 2017, Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Join us for the second conversation as we seek ways to work together to make our city smarter. The Nelson Mandela Bay SMART CITY initiative seeks to develop a smart city in Nelson Mandela Bay based on a partnership approach, to address social and economic challenges prevalent in Nelson Mandela Bay. On 27 March 2017, representatives of civil society, Non-Governmental Organisations, local government, government agencies, the University and other academic institutions and organised business actively participated in The First Conversation. Propella Business Incubator hosted this conversation in partnership with the Kamva Leadership Institute and the Regional Innovation Forum, at Propella Business Incubator in Humerail, Port Elizabeth. Robust dialogue was the order of the day, as participants were eager to share ideas to shape the Nelson Mandela Bay SMART CITY concept.

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Education Innovation Summit 2017

31 May 2017, Johannesburg, South Africa

At the administrative level, technology can make education systems more efficient by helping teachers and administrators streamline routine tasks and improve assessment and data collection. In the classroom, technology can be a powerful catalyst for pedagogical change, as students use technology to take a more active role in personalising their own education, and teachers take on new roles as facilitators of knowledge rather than knowledge transmitters. Technology also has the potential to transform education by extending the learning space beyond the four walls of a classroom. Although brick-and-mortar schools will continue to play a leading role in education over the coming decades, technology offers a variety of learning opportunities beyond the physical limits of school. This summit will focus on cutting-edge technology solutions that have the potential to change the face of education, with particular focus on the application of these solutions within the African context.

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2017 SA Innovation Summit

6 – 8 September 2017, Cape Town, South Africa

The SA Innovation Summit team is ready to ignite an innovation revolution through sharing the stories of our lead entrepreneurs in 2017. We are ready to be your go-to place when you need inspiration, and we will continue to provide you with networks to accelerate your start-up or project to the next level through our competitions, exhibitions, thought leader events, and match and invest platforms.

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Science Forum South Africa

7 – 8 December 2017, Pretoria, South Africa

The Science Forum South Africa is inspired by events such as ESOF, AAAS, and the Japan Agora. The key objectives of the Forum are to create a platform for a vibrant debate on the role of science, technology and innovation and society in South Africa; to strengthen South Africa’s strategic international science, technology and innovation partnerships; and to create a platform for senior government leaders, academics, scientists, industry, civil society, and students to interact.

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Annual International Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (IE 2017)

11 – 12 December 2017, Singapore

Innovation is the introduction and creation of something new, in the form of an idea, skill, product, service or process, that helps improve an organization or society. The IE 2017 hopes to introduce a wider view of innovation as new methods of creating value, and to focus on research that study innovative processes, organisational practices, systems, supply chain design and other mechanisms that are related to operations in practice. This conference aims to explore policies, measures and mechanisms for promoting innovation and entrepreneurship in various areas.

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