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Global methods, local context

The Centre for Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators adapts best practice international methodologies for measurement of science, technology and innovation (STI) indicators. Surveys we conduct on a regular basis include:

  • South African National Survey of Research and Experimental Development (R&D Survey)
  • South African Business Innovation Survey

Studies we have worked on collaboratively with national and international partners include:

  • Baseline South African Agricultural Business Innovation Survey, 2016-2018
  • Survey of Innovation in the Informal Economy
  • Engagement and Inclusive Development: Building the Interactive Capabilities of Universities and Science Councils
  • South African National Survey of Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer in Publicly Funded Research Institutions: Inaugural Baseline Study, 2008-2014
  • South African Survey of R&D in Agriculture, 2010/2011
  • African Innovation Outlook

From data to policy

The Centre for Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators works at the research-policy nexus, informing decision-makers across sectors, both nationally and internationally.

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PLACEHOLDER

A cartoon developed by James Durno at the 2017 South African Innovation Summit interprets the mission of CeSTII’s business innovation survey as integral to the policy process. [Photo used with kind permission from the copyright holder.]

RELATED MEDIA: 

Nation-wide survey of South African business innovation gets underway

SA science shines, despite sharp fall in R&D expenditure

Minister Blade Nzimande to open policy forum on state of innovation in South Africa 

HSRC to attempt first standardised survey of innovation in the informal sector in South Africa

Centre for Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators to conduct business innovation survey

RELATED HSRC IN THE NEWS 

Nigeria, dumping ground for obsolete technologies – NACETEM (10 September 2019) 

Here’s what to expect at the 2018 SA Innovation Summit (24 August 2018)  

R32bn invested in SA’s research and development (29 November 2017)  

DST raises awareness on science (17 November 2017) 

Fostering innovation will put South Africa on a higher growth trajectory (3 November 2017) 

RELATED EVENTS 

Policy Forum on Agricultural Innovation in South Africa

Strengthening innovation measurement practice in firm-level surveys: New methodological imperatives 

Transformative Innovation Policy: Perspectives from South Africa 

Transformative Innovation Policy: Perspectives from South Africa

The impact of innovation on productivity in South African manufacturing and services businesses: New empirical evidence

RELATED PROJECTS

Deepening, extending, and enhancing uptake and use of Science, Technology, and Innovation Indicators

Where Innovations Go To Die

Assessing social capabilities for new technologies, innovation and job creation in South Africa

Advancing gender and inclusivity in STI

EVI-POL – STRENGTHENING THE CAPACITY OF AFRICA SCIENCE GRANTING COUNCILS IN THE USE OF EVIDENCE IN POLICY AND DECISION MAKING

RELATED RESEARCH OUTPUTS

An analysis of the impact of technological innovation on productivity in South African manufacturing firms using direct measures of innovation

Nature and composition of rural innovation actor networks in South Africa: the case of agro-processing enterprises in the Mopani District

From crisis to survival: how informal enterprises harness the power of innovationPolicy levers to boost innovation and productivity in South African manufacturing firms

Adoption and diffusion of advanced ICTs in South Africa’s agricultural sector: policy issues and implications


Contact CeSTII

Programme enquiries

Gerard Ralphs: gralphs@hsrc.ac.za

Administrative enquiries

Maria Maluleke: mmaluleke@hsrc.ac.za

Data enquiries

Dr Yasser Buchana 

cestiidata@hsrc.ac.za or ybuchana@hsrc.ac.za