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23 – 24 May | The Innovation Hub | Pretoria

Welcome to
2019 IASP Africa Division Workshop

‘The Role of Science and Technology Parks and Areas of Innovation as enablers for economic development’

As The Innovation Hub – the innovation agency of the Gauteng Province and Africa’s first Accredited Science and Technology Park, it gives me great pleasure to welcome you all to the International Association of Science Parks Africa Division Workshop and to South Africa. We are proud to be hosting the 2019 International Association of Science Parks (IASP) Africa Division Workshop as part of a series of Science and Technology Parks’ build-up events that are taking place globally leading up to the main IASP Conference to be hosted from the 23 – 29 September 2019 in Nantes, France.

We look forward to a robust engagement with practitioners from the continent to consider the economic development capacity of Science and Technology Parks (STPs) and Areas of Innovation (AoIs) in Africa, as enablers for economic development.
Each forum has been curated to engage matters deemed critical to the role of STPs and AoIs particularly in Africa, namely the policy environment for STP’s; best practice of business incubators; entrepreneurship and economic growth; and the 4th Industrial Revolution in Africa.

We are looking forward to hosting all the delegates as well as providing the platform for the election of the Fifth President of IASP Africa Division and we hope that you will find the workshop and your stay in South Africa both valuable and enjoyable.

Yours Sincerely

Advocate Pieter Holl
Chief Executive Officer,
The Innovation Hub – South Africa