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The Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, in association with IASP presents

IASP Africa 2013

8 - 10 April 2013

CONFERENCE THEME

Factors critical to the success of Science and Technology Parks in emerging economies.

CONFERENCE DATE

8 – 10 April 2013

CONFERENCE VENUE

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University Conference Centre, Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

THE CONFERENCE TOPICS

Proceedings at the conference will follow a workshop based format. Tentative topics

  • Science and Technology parks: A Global perspective
  • Science and Technology parks: An African perspective
  • MNEs: Innovation conduit or extractor?
  • Regional supply side incentives in stimulating innovation
  • Knowledge linkages: Fact or fantasy?
  • Incubation: Driving innovation from infancy to maturity
  • Science parks as a stimulus for regional development in Africa

THE CONFERENCE AIMS

The conference specifically aims to:

  • Define the role of Science and Technology parks in Africa.
  • Investigate supply side incentives to stimulate innovation on the African continent.
  • Foster linkages between local and international Science Parks, public- and private economic development practitioners and knowledge institutions.
  • Showcase key development initiatives in Africa.
  • Establish a platform for sustained development founded on cutting edge innovation.

Contacts

Mrs Tersia Ferreira
Secretary to the Director: Graduate School
Tel: +27 41 504 3771
tersia.ferreira@mandela.ac.za

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