NBIC and SAIS to host Regional Innovation Fair

14 Aug 2013 04:20
WINDHOEK, 14 AUG (NAMPA) - The Southern Africa Innovation Support Programme (SAIS), in collaboration with the Namibia Business Innovation Centre (NBIC), will host a Regional Innovation Fair this month.
The fair will be held simultaneously in four SAIS countries - Namibia, Botswana, Zambia and Mozambique – on 28 and 29 August.
In Namibia, the event will be hosted at the Innovation Village, 1-3 Glück Street, Windhoek West.
NBIC's spokesperson Mufaro Nesongano said in a statement issued here on Tuesday that the NBIC will be joining the Innovation Summit organisers to host a live broadcast of the South African Innovation Summit during that period.
The SAIS regional fair will conduct parallel workshops, round-table discussions and networking sessions; exhibit innovations from the respective countries; and have information tables for entities promoting innovation.
“Usually, such an undertaking is expensive, but our mutual partnership has allowed that we get the rights to screen this renowned event in the SAIS countries,” explained Nesongano.
In the statement, SAIS Country Coordinator Silas Newaka also invited policy-makers, industry executives, innovators and academics who are interested in learning and wanting to contribute to the knowledge-sharing platforms organised to attend the fair.
“Participants will be able to see what Namibia has to offer within the innovation landscape. Anyone above the age of 18 is welcome to attend,” Newaka stated.
The summit will be screened for free in countries other than SAIS countries such as Kenya, Tanzania and all provinces of South Africa.