Forum 2019 Presentations and Papers

Session 1: Transformative technologies and the circular economy 

Panel one 

The circular economy and South Africa - Brett Cohen (Green House Consulting)

Biomass for heating solutions - Bruno Migliorini (Sustainable Heating) 

The Durban Water Recycling Project: Creating value from waste water - Chris Braybrooke (Veolia Water Technologies)

Circular economy and waste management - Egmont Ottermann (Resiliant Energy and Industrial Ecology)

Biomaterials: From petro to sustainable chemicals - Gaylor Montmasson-Clair (TIPS)

Waste to Wing - Lisa Parkes (Fetola)

Panel two: The 5G industry - a game changer

5GACIA - Industry game changer - Marc Van Pelt (Pepperl+Fuchs Africa and EU Chamber Southern Africa)

5G - Dr Sergi Figuerola, 5GBarcelona

Session 2: Industrial policy and innovation 

Chinese import competition and manufacturing performances in South Africa: dynamics, impacts, drivers and policy implications – Sofia Torreggiani (SOAS)

Lock-in and consequences: 100 years of public hydraulic power infrastructure systems in the United Kingdom – Garth Williams (TIA)

Measuring inclusive innovation and industrialisation in Africa – Nepeti Nicanor (UJ)

Framing the concepts that underpin discontinuous technological change, technological capability and absorptive capacity – Saul Levin (TIPS)

The South African legislative landscape in the fourth industrial revolution – Dr Anu Idicula (IP Inspired)

Session 3: Innovation and small business 

Exploring the factors that limit the development, adoption and diffusion of innovations: A case study of informal metal manufacturers in Harare, Zimbabwe – Tarisai Kudakwashe Manyati and Morgen Mutsau (UNISA)

The nexus of knowledge sharing and innovations in the informal settings: A case study approach (Nigeria) – Dr Oluseye O Jegede (UJ)

Innovations in the micro - small to medium enterprises sector towards Economic Development in Zimbabwe – Mathew Svodziwa (Bulawayo Polytechnic)

Session 4: NSI and the resourcing of innovation and R&D 

Dominating industries on business sector R&D in the Western Cape, Gauteng and KwaZulu Natal provinces of South Africa – Theodore Sass (HSRC)

Mapping the meso space that enables technological change, productivity improvement and innovation in the manufacturing sector – Shawn Cunningham (Mesopartner)

The importance of aligning skills development to support innovation – Ursula Wellmann and Cathrine Pineo (GreenCape)

Session 5: Emerging frames of STI policy 

Why Africa needs an information economy policy? – Rajesh Many (UJ)

The role of a systems approach in innovation and industrialisation – Bernd Oellermann (the dti)

Examining the relevance of transformative innovation policy for green R&D investments – Georgina Ryan (Student at CREST, Stellenbosch)

Session 6: Innovation and sustainable growth 

Investing in soil: Emerging climate-smart business opportunities – Andiswa Nyongwana (WWF)

Climate Change Adaptation through Collaboration and Innovation for Resilient Industrial and Manufacturing Economies – Adila Cassim (GreenCape)

Small business and innovation: A sustainable development fallacy in South Africa – Tendai Makwara (Boston City Campus and Business College)

Session 7: Transformative innovation and mission-oriented innovation 

The South African bio refinery innovation system: Role of leverage professionals as catalysts for change – Nicola Jenkin (Wits)

Social innovation markets and networks in Nnewi, Anambra State Nigeria – Dickson Ogbonnaya Igwe (National Open University of Nigeria)

Performance-based public procurement: A strategic intervention to unlock innovative solutions to developmental and climate challenges – Louise Scholtz (WWF) and Liesbeth Casier (IISD)

Session 8: Innovation, upgrading and industrialisation 

Does insertion into global value chains promote structural transformation? – Roland Baimbill-Johnson (SOAS)

The role of technology in industrialisation: The case of developing economies – Thembeka Khumalo (UJ)

Industrial policy and innovation policy: myths and realities – Prof Michael Kahn (Stellenbosch University)

Session 9: Innovation and sustainable growth and green industries, including the transtition to a low-carbon economy 

Innovation and sustainable growth and green industries including the transition to a low-carbon economy – Dr Christopher D Mlosy (Tansa Power Ltd) and Mr Neville Ndumo (COGT Ltd)

Technological change and sustainable Mobility: An overview of global trends and South African developments – Bhavna Deonarain (TIPS)

Policy mixes as a means of overcoming challenges to innovation in developing countries; insights from a mixed methods study of South Africa's manufacturing sector – David Walwyn (University of Pretoria)

Rules-based approaches to industrial innovation: Case study on South Africa's liquefied natural gas (LNG) development – Marie Blanche Ting (University of Sussex)

Session 10: Innovation, value chains, sector case studies 

Technological developments in South Africa's fruit industry and implications for market access – Shingie Chisoro Dube (UJ) 

E-commerce in South Africa: Opportunities and threats – Sha'ista Goga (Acacia Economics)

The role of technological upgrade and innovation on the South African fresh produce market – Lindiwe Hayo (the dti)

Session 11: Inclusive innovation to address poverty, unemployment and inequality 

Inclusive innovation to address poverty, unemployment and inequality in Southern Africa - Dr Christopher D Mlosy (Tansa Power Ltd)

The role of technology commercialisation in the operationalisation of innovation and industrial policy - Nontombi Pearl Marule, the dti

Enhancing rural youth livelihood through digital innovations - Elvin Shava (UKZN) and Betty C Mubangizi (UKZN)