Innovation conference taking place in February

18 Jan 2019 09:30am
WINDHOEK, 18 JAN (NAMPA) – The Ministry of Higher Education, Training and Innovation will host a national innovation conference in Windhoek between 06 and 08 February.
The conference, to be hosted in partnership with the United Nation Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) and Korea International Cooperation Agency, will focus on the development of innovation acceleration platforms, science parks and technology business incubators in Namibia.
A media statement issued by the ministry’s Acting Permanent Secretary, Dr Lisho Mundia on Thursday said the three-day event will take place under the theme ‘Forging a Namibian consensus on innovation.’
There will be four sub-themes - innovation support; innovation value chains; innovation acceleration and innovation strategy roadmap.
“The objective is to take stock of the current creative and innovation initiatives within the national innovation system, to develop a contextually relevant innovation policy, strategy and implementation roadmap towards enhancing Namibia’s global competitiveness,” the statement said.
The conference will amongst others be open to multi-sectoral and multi-disciplinary actors in the national innovation system, including policy makers, civil society, universities, research and innovation institutions, the private sector and venture capitalists.