IST-Africa 2021

IST-Africa Week 2021 will provide a world-class international forum to showcase African R&I activities and capacity.

Hosted by the Government of South Africa through the Department of Science and Innovation and supported by the European Commission (EC) and  the African Union Commission (AUC), IST-Africa 2021 will take place as a virtual event from 10 to 14 May, 2021.

The sixteenth in an annual series of Ministerial Level Technology Research and Innovation Conferences, IST-Africa 2021 will showcase existing and emerging technology-enabled Research, Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and ICT4D activities and capacity in Africa, Europe and the rest of the world. The Conference Programme combines strategic keynote presentations, a High-Level Roundtable, technical and policy papers, case studies and workshops. It also provides an opportunity to identify potential partners for future research and innovation cooperation under Horizon Europe, and other international funding programs.

The goals of the IST-Africa Conference Series are to:

– Support Development of the Information Society and Knowledge Economy, and Achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) in Africa

– Promote International Research Innovation, and Policy Cooperation and Coordination

– Showcase African Research and Innovation Capacity

– Stimulate exploitation of research and innovation results by the public, private and societal sectors

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