Document: Innovation Africa Summit 2012 Report



The Innovation Africa Summit took place between Friday 5th and Sunday 7th October 2012

At the Westin Hotel, Cape Town, the morning of Friday 5th October saw Intel showcase their “Sponsors of Tomorrow” campaign to the attending ministerial delegation after which transfers took officials & partners to the University of the Western Cape (UWC) for a special day of keynote speeches and a tour of the facilities.

A cocktail & buffet reception was hosted on the Friday evening back at the Westin to provide an opportunity for delegates to network. During the proceedings Mr Walid Tahabsem, CEO of Integrated Technology Group, made a speech announcing a $50m fund being made available for education management information systems – EMIS.

The mornings of both Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th featured keynote presentations from African ministers of education, ICT and science & technology, thought leaders, innovators and educationalists. Both afternoons comprised of over 600 pre-scheduled roundtable meetings with government ministries, universities, South African FETs and provincial departments of education. Exhibition space and meeting areas for companies to present their leading technologies and innovations were also utilised during these times.

The purpose of all these meetings was to establish greater public private partnerships in education, science & research in sub-Saharan Africa.

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