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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
SAIS 2 Innovation Fund Launches First Cohort of Projects
11 Dec 2018
The Southern Africa Innovation Support Programme (SAIS 2) recently held an official launch of the 12 projects selected through the SAIS 2 Innovation Fund Call for Proposals in Pretoria, South Africa.
SAIS 2 Innovation Fund Opens 2nd Call for Proposals
SAIS 2 Innovation Fund Opens 2nd Call for Proposals
29 Nov 2018
SAIS 2 will be inviting organisations that support innovation and entrepreneurship in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) to submit Concept Notes and subsequently Full Proposals for grant funding from the SAIS 2 Innovation Fund for the second Call for Proposals (CfP 2018/2).
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.
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).
Foresight Shapes the Future of Youth Entrepreneurship
Foresight Shapes the Future of Youth Entrepreneurship
11 Oct 2018
SAIS 2 recently facilitated a collaboration between the City of Windhoek’s Economic Development Division and Demos Helsinki, a leading think tank from Finland.
Think Deep and Address Needs: The Recipe for Entrepreneurial Success
Think Deep and Address Needs: The Recipe for Entrepreneurial Success
08 Oct 2018
Tumelo Mapila is a force to be reckoned with in the growing data driven economy of Botswana. Young, vibrant and very energetic, the founder of Focus Survey clocks in on the impact of international exposure and his take on what it takes.
SAIS 2 Innovation Fund Selects First Project Grantees
SAIS 2 Innovation Fund Selects First Project Grantees
05 Oct 2018
Earlier this year, the first Call for Proposals was launched by the second phase of the Southern Africa Innovation Support Programme...
Innovation Support and Technology Development in  Supporting Industrialisation
Innovation Support and Technology Development in Supporting Industrialisation
01 Oct 2018
Across its three key result areas, SAIS 2 focuses on promoting connected ecosystems, strengthening start-ups, early-stage enterprises, and promoting inclusive entrepreneurship with a special emphasis on young entrepreneurs and innovations serving previously disadvantaged populations. The programme seeks to contribute meaningfully towards the development and increased networking of innovators in the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) region.
ASAIF 2018 Brings Inclusive Innovations to The Fore
ASAIF 2018 Brings Inclusive Innovations to The Fore
01 Oct 2018
The Annual Southern Africa Innovation Forum (ASAIF) is aimed at being a regional platform to facilitate knowledge, networking and learning, this year’s ASAIF was held under the theme “Inclusive Innovations” and attracted thought leaders, industry experts, startups, and public and private sector representatives from across SAIS stakeholders.