Since joining SARIMA’s Innovation and Technology Transfer Portfolio six months ago, I have had the opportunity to work with a wonderfully diverse group of people on a number of different initiatives. What makes SARIMA stand out is that every single member of the organisation’s executive committee volunteers their time and energy to drive SARIMA forward. Such dedication and drive also extends to the operations management staff as well as the other project managers. SARIMA is team-driven and its team operates in a way that puts collective goals ahead of individual glory.
The Innovation and Technology transfer portfolio members and the VP of the portfolio whom I work closely with are no different – all professional, dedicated souls who truly want to contribute and make a difference in building technology transfer and innovation management capacity in Southern Africa. My experience thus far working in this portfolio has been humbling – I have gained a better understanding and appreciation of the constraints and the context in which technology transfer offices operate and have had the pleasure of engaging with such forward thinking individuals that have challenged my own thinking and approach to what I do. I have no doubt that with such people behind the driving force of SARIMA, the organisation will continue to succeed and rise to any challenges that it may face.
ITT Project Manager