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SAIS 2  Offers Capacity Building for Innovation Fund Projects
SAIS 2 Offers Capacity Building for Innovation Fund Projects
12 Mar 2019
The grantees of the 1st Call for Proposals of the SAIS 2 Innovation Fund are scheduled to receive capacity building across all 3 funding windows, with the training courses aimed at ensuring the successful implementation of the SAIS 2 funded projects.
Connected Hubs Geared for Growth in 2019
Connected Hubs Geared for Growth in 2019
08 Mar 2019
SAIS Connected Hubs grows when new members join the Network of Doers, bringing the total to 19 member organisations. The SAIS 2 Innovation Fund grantees who support startups have joined the network, which aims to provide a sustainable way for the top innovation actors in Southern Africa to connect, collaborate and create stronger linkages between innovation ecosystems.
NCRST Officiates First Namibian SAIS 2 Innovation Fund Grantee
NCRST Officiates First Namibian SAIS 2 Innovation Fund Grantee
04 Feb 2019
The National Commission on Research, Science and Technology (NCRST) recently handed over the official grant agreement to the first Namibian grant recipient of the Southern Africa Innovation Support Program (SAIS 2) Innovation Fund at a signing ceremony held in Windhoek.
2nd Call for Proposals Closes Concept Note Stage
2nd Call for Proposals Closes Concept Note Stage
31 Jan 2019
SAIS 2 recently closed the 2nd Call for Proposals (2018/2) for the SAIS 2 Innovation Fund on 31 January 2019.
Key Components of Innovation Financing
Key Components of Innovation Financing
12 Dec 2018
Ilari Lindy, SAIS 2 Lead Expert, offers key points on the role of innovation financing within SADC.
NCRST and SAIS 2 Partnership in Innovation Fund Management
NCRST and SAIS 2 Partnership in Innovation Fund Management
12 Dec 2018
The National Commission for Research, Science and Technology (NCRST) of Namibia is both a Focal Point for Namibia as well as the host of Southern Africa Innovation Support Programme (SAIS 2) as per the intergovernmental agreement signed between the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland (MFA) and the Ministry of Higher Education and Technology and Innovation of Namibia (MHETI).
SAIS 2 Innovation Fund Launches  First Cohort of Projects From Call for Proposals
SAIS 2 Innovation Fund Launches First Cohort of Projects From Call for Proposals
11 Dec 2018
The Southern Africa Innovation Support Programme (SAIS 2) recently held an official launch of the projects selected through the SAIS 2 Innovation Fund Call for Proposals in Pretoria, South Africa.
Connecting Drivers of Change in Helsinki
Connecting Drivers of Change in Helsinki
03 Dec 2018
On 29 November 2018 the SAIS 2 Programme was a part of organising an international networking event, Connecting Drivers of Change - advancing entrepreneurship in Africa
Startups Get Coaching from International Experts
Startups Get Coaching from International Experts
20 Nov 2018
“Building a company is like sailing. You can try and navigate the best you can, but ultimately you are venturing boldly to the unknown.” With these words Moaffak Ahmed, a serial entrepreneur and the Chairman of the Board at The Shortcut introduced the 2-day workshop for impact-driven start-ups in Windhoek, Namibia as School of Startups wrapped up its African tour with Slush GIA in Namibia with the help of Fablab Namibia.
Relationships and Networking Are Key to Building A Business
Relationships and Networking Are Key to Building A Business
14 Nov 2018
Vincent Van Wyk has had a tremendously successful year. With his PEBL innovation being picked up by international investors and endorsed by government the sky seems to be the limit for him. With a passion for relationships and skills sharing, he offers an overview of what and how he is making his way to the top.
Five Regional Startups’ Journey to Finland
Five Regional Startups’ Journey to Finland
16 Oct 2018
SAIS Connected Hubs and Slush Global Impact Accelerator (Slush GIA) partnered together to support early-stage entrepreneurs in 2018. Calls for early-stage startups solving societal problems were opened in Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania and Zambia, and through pre-coaching events in three countries, 215 aspiring entrepreneurs were coached in pitching and business models.
COSTECH Launches the Research and Innovation Impact Bulletin
COSTECH Launches the Research and Innovation Impact Bulletin
16 Oct 2018
The Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH), through the Directorate of Life Sciences (DLS) recently embarked upon developing a Research and Innovation Impact Bulletin which gives details of research results funded by the National Fund for Advancement of Science and Technology (NFAST).