SAIS Open Innovation Agriculture Challenge

SAIS Open Innovation Agriculture Challenge: RIIS and their Batswana partners, BITRI and Brynston Creations, have launched the SAIS open innovation agriculture challenge, aiming to enhance future food security for people in the SADC region. The challenge focusses on building an effective supply chain while mitigating the risk of climate change; Human- Animal conflict poses a challenge for farmers, particularly in Botswana; Enabling agri-tech adoption to ensure future successes. Johannesburg, 8 August 2019 – Currently, sixty percent of the … [Read more...]

SAIS Open Innovation Tourism Challenge

SAIS Open Innovation Tourism Challenge: With Women’s Month in full swing, RIIS and their Batswana partners, BITRI and Brynston Creations, have launched the SAIS open innovation tourism challenge, which aims to empower women in the SADC region. Currently, tourism in Southern Africa is dominated by giant monopolies that do not capture the essence of Africa; nor do they work with locals to ensure sustainability of the industry; The SAIS challenge focusses on boosting entrepreneurship and sustainable income opportunities in the tourism industry in … [Read more...]

The Research Institute for Innovation and Sustainability (RIIS) Set to Address Challenges in the Health, Education, Agriculture and Tourism Sectors Through Open Innovation in the SADC Region

The Research Institute for Innovation and Sustainability (RIIS) Set to Address Challenges in the Health, Education, Agriculture and Tourism Sectors Through Open Innovation in the SADC Region: The open innovation projects fall under the Southern Africa Innovation Support (SAIS) Programme funded by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs (Finland); RIIS partners with the Botswana Institute for Technology Research and Innovation (BITRI), and Brynston Creations to complete the planned projects; The first two projects tailored for the Agriculture and … [Read more...]

Durban Image: #Forests2015 – Special event: Innovation and Investment Forum

A Durban tagged image from Flickr - click on the name of the photographer below the image to see more Durban goodness. #Forests2015 - Special event: Innovation and Investment Forum Image by forest.communicator Special event: Innovation and Investment Forum The forum examines the role of innovations in forests and forest products in alleviating global challenges related to climate change, water, energy, sustainable cities, decent housing, food security and packaging, with direct and indirect contributions to Sustainable Development Goals … [Read more...]