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SARIMA's 2013 Conference took place from 8 to 10 October at the Protea President Hotel in Bantry Bay, Cape Town.
SARIMA strives to create a platform for the promotion and facilitation of research and innovation management in Southern Africa. It does so through, amongst others, professional development and capacity building opportunities for people working in the field. The conference is one of the highlights on SARIMA`s annual calendar. This year`s conference was the biggest thus far – with more than 400 delegates from more than 17 countries. It was an opportunity for networking and to share ideas on best practice in terms of processes and functions – all in an effort to strengthen one of the main aims in this profession – to contribute, through the support we provide, to the effectiveness of our most important clients – the researchers within our respective institutions.
Various pre-conference workshops took place on the 7th:
Invited speakers were Michael Owen from the University of Ontario (Institute of Technology) in Canada and Phyl Specer of Foresight Science and Technology in Northern California.
We were fortunate enough to have ten exhibitors and eight sponsors. SARIMA would once again like to extend a warm thank you to these institutions for their involvement and contributions.
Our annual conference is also a way of saying thank you for the support and dedication from members of the research and innovation community as well as from our supporting agencies. The diverse set of abstracts that were received is testimony to the fact that the conference is seen as a very important event in SARIMA’s annual calendar and that the topics are seen as relevant. More importantly, the abstracts received show that delegates all over Southern Africa have a voice and a contribution to make in order to promote best practice. It also creates the opportunity to stay on track with the latest developments in the field of research and innovation management, and to actively take part in discussions around research development and support for the R&I systems in Southern Africa.
SARIMA’s 2014 Conference is taking place in Gaborone, Botswana. Please visit the conference website http://www.sarimaconference.co.za - it is promised to again be a vibrant and thought provoking event! Not to be missed!
Prof Aldo Stroebel
|President||Southern African Research and Innovation Management Association|