The NSTF will host a 90 minute panel session on ‘Manufacturing and minerals processing – 4IR technologies SA needs to acquire’ under the theme ‘Responsible technology transfer – the North-South Divide’. This event is hosted in collaboration with the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) – previously called the Department of Science and Technology – to ignite conversations around science for innovation with impact. It takes place at the Innovation Bridge (IB) Technology Matchmaking and Showcasing event, and Science Forum South Africa (SFSA).

The DSI IB Technology Matchmaking and Showcasing event, and SFSA – previously separate events – have joined forces (IBSFSA) to better serve the South African innovation ecosystem. The IB focuses on encouraging and accelerating the utilisation and commercialisation of existing and new knowledge and technologies that have been developed by publicly funded South African research and technology development institutions, whilst the SFSA focuses on igniting conversations about science through debate, promoting partnerships, and creating an interaction space.