This event will serve as a large, open, public platform for debating the science and society interface.
It is an initiative of the South African Department of Science and Technology and it aims to attract scientists, students, public and private sector representatives as well as civil society.
More than 2 500 participants are expected to attend the event to discussion and debate in plenary sessions, panel discussions and interactive talks. Exhibitions create further space for future-shaping conversations.
The Forum aims to:
- Create a platform for a vibrant debate on the role of science, technology and innovation in society;
- Promote international science, technology and innovation partnerships; and
- Create a network platform for key science, technology and innovation actors, including senior government leaders, academics, scientists, industry, civil society, and students.
EUREKA representatives will be available to discuss about the latest support and funding opportunities offered by the EUREKA Instruments to develop international innovative projects.