The role of science, technology and innovation in sustainable and inclusive social, economic and environmental development
Date: 7 July 2020 Time: 10h30 –12h00
Livestream via Zoom
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Science, technology and innovation (STI) finds itself at the intersection of local and global challenges. What is the role of science, technology and innovation policy in creating sustainable and inclusive social, economic and environmental development? How can these policies create the environment for STI to be able to rapidly respond to emergencies like the COVID-19 outbreak, as well as to ongoing local and global socio-technological shifts and needs, such as the transformations brought by the Fourth Industrial Revolution? The recently published book Innovation Policy at the Intersection: Global Debates and Local Experiences (HSRC Press, March 2020) argues that a comprehensive rethink in STI policy-making is required – one that takes a systemic view of the varied challenges, and adopts an inclusive and holistic approach to STI policy. This seminar brings together various views from contributing authors – in a robust and timely conversation.
Prof. Thierry Luescher, Research Director for Post-schooling in the Inclusive Economic Development Division of the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC), Cape Town, and associate professor in Higher Education Studies, University of the Free State, South Africa.
Dr Mlungisi Cele, Acting Head of the National Advisory Council on Innovation (NACI), South Africa.
Prof. Johan Schot, Chair in Global Comparative History in the Centre for Global Challenges, Utrecht University, The Netherlands.
Dr David Phaho, Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Research, Technology, Innovation & Partnerships, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, South Africa.
Discussant: Prof. Rasigan Maharajh, Nodal Head of the DST/NRF Centre of Excellence in Scientometrics and Science, Technology and Innovation Policy, and founding Chief Director of the Institute for Economic Research on Innovation at Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa.
Moderator: Dr Angelina Wilson Fadiji, HSRC Research Specialist in the Inclusive Economic Development Division of the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC), Cape Town, and Extra-ordinary Senior Lecturer in Psychology at North West University, South Africa.
Information about the book Innovation Policy at the Intersection: Global Debates and Local Experiences can be found on the HSRC Press website at https://www.hsrcpress.ac.za/books/innovation-policy-at-the-intersection
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