Draft Programme

IASP Africa Division Workshop | 23 - 24 May 2019 | The Innovation Hub | Pretoria

The Role of Science and Technology Parks (STPS) and Areas of Innovation (AOIS) as enablers for economic development.

Day 1
08:00 09:00 Registration: Tea & Coffees
09:00 09:15 Welcome and Introduction  

  • Dr Tshilidzi Ratshitanga: Chairman, The Innovation Hub Management Company (TIHMC) Board
  • Mr Luis Sanz: Director General, IASP
  • Mr Alan Boshwaen:  Botswana Innovation Hub, President IASP Africa Division

Master of Ceremony – Mr Alan Boshwaen

09:15 09:45 Keynote Address:
The 4th industrial revolution: challenges & opportunities for Africa
09:45 10:50 Plenary Session 1:STPs and Areas of innovations building blocks
Moderator: Dr McLean Sibanda, IASP Advisory Council President and Managing Director Bigen Global Limited
Mr Luis Sanz
Director General: IASP
Science parks and areas of innovation: the public or private conundrum
NEPAD representative Science, Technology & Innovation Strategy for achieving sustainable development goals in Africa – The role of NEPAD in supporting STP and AOI.
Dr Flora Ismail Tibazarwa
Programme Director: Southern African Innovation Support (SAIS)
The role of SAIS in supporting new businesses growth through strengthening innovation ecosystems, and cross-border collaboration between innovation role-players in Southern Africa.  
10:50 11:20 Q&A
11:20 11:35 BREAK
11:35 12:30 Plenary Session 2:  Best practices in operating successful business incubation models
Moderator: Ms Patricia Dlamini, Managing Director, Innovation-led Development Projects
  Dr Rethabile Melamu
General Manager: Green Economy
The Innovation Hub
A case study of The Innovation Hub (SA) business incubation programme
Prof. Mashudu Tshifularo
Head of Department:
University of Pretoria
Incubated at BioPark@Gauteng, TIH
Reflection on the role of incubation programmes from the entrepreneur point of view
Mr Tshepo Tseko
Director: Marketing & Partnerships
Botswana Innovation Hub
First Steps Venture Centre (FSVC) & Mining Tech Centre (MTech)
Ms Precious Tshabalala
General Manager: Inland Operation
Shanduka Black Umbrellas
A case study of the Shanduka Black Umbrellas Incubation Programme
Mrs Sebenzile Dlamini
Business Incubation Manager: Royal Swazi Science and Technology Park 
A case study of the Royal Swazi Science and Technology Park
12:30 13:00 Q&A
13:00 14:00 LUNCH
14:00 15:00 Plenary Session 3: Entrepreneurship as a basis for economic growth
Moderator: Dr Boitumelo Semete-Makokotlela, CSIR Executive Director, Biosciences
  Dr Nick Duneas
CEO: Altis Biologics
A case study of a University based spin off company, Altis Biologics
Mr Marlon Burgess
CEO: MDG Health Solutions and Afrisky Holdings
Entrepreneurship and regional economic development
Ms Sylvia Lekaoa
Founder & Executive Director: TNT 888 Trading and Projects
The role of entrepreneurship in community development and breaking the unchartered territories
  Prof Shirley Motaung
Founder & CEO: Global Health Biotech
Entrepreneurship, local communities and regional development
15:00 15:30 Q&A
15:30 16:30 IASP Africa meeting for members only (Chair IASP GS: Mr Luis Sanz)
  Report by outgoing President
Nominations for new president
Day 1 of workshop Ends
18h30   Networking Dinner at The Innovation Hub
Day 2
08:00 08:45 Tea & Coffee
08:45 09:00 Welcome back
09: 00 10:30 Parallel Sessions
Parallel Session 1: Contextualising the 4th Industrial Revolution
Moderator: Mr Garth Williams: Technology Innovation Agency, Member of the Department of Science and Technology’s FIR National System of Innovation Coordinating Committee
  Dr Daniel Visser
Group Manager: Planning & Knowledge Management
Business Excellence & Integration, CSIR
Demystifying the 4IR
Mr Nthato Moagi
Founder & Chief Evangelist: CRSP DSGN
Low Cost Educational Robotics Toy (LCERT)
Ms Jeanette Morwane Acting Deputy Director General: Department of Telecommunications and Postal Service (DTPS) Public sector plans for 4IR
Roger Hislop
Executive Head, IOT: Internet Solutions
Convergence of different technologies to enable the development of new products and services
Parallel Session 2: Demand Led Innovation (Open Innovation Solution Exchange Programmes)
Moderator:   Prof Mjumo Mzyece, Technology & Operations Management- Wits Business School
  Dr Andrew de Vries
General Manager: Smart Industries, The Innovation Hub
South African OpeniX programme – creating linkages between government, industry and research.
Mr Wonder Ndlovu
Head R&D, Mvula Research
Open Innovation case studies in the private sector. (SITA, Ericsson)
Dr Chamunorwa Togo
GM: Biosciences, The Innovation Hub
A case study of Indigenous Knowledge Systems (IKS)
Mr Isaiah Engelbrecht Head: Innovation and
Knowledge Management, City of Tshwane
Blue Ocean thinking for market creation
Parallel Session 3: Integrating STP business strategy and infrastructure planning & delivery (Master Development Plan)
Moderator:  Prof Ludwig Hansen, Director Ludwig Hansen Architects and Urban Designers as well as senior lecturer University of the Witwatersrand, School of Architecture and Planning
  Mr Mathiba Makolo
Director: Properties and facilities, Botswana Innovation Hub Science & Technology Park
Botswana Innovation Hub Science & Technology Park (Botswana)
Dr Joe Molete
Executive Director, Vaal University of Technology (VUT)
Vaal University of Technology Science and Technology Park (South Africa)
Ms Hauwa Yabani
CEO: Abuja Technology Village
Abuja Technology Village (Nigeria)
Mr Dominic Kiarie
Board member, Konza City
Konza City (Kenya)
10:30 11:15 Closing Remarks & Certificates Ceremony
11:15 12:00 Light snacks