SASBI – Swiss African Science and Business Innovators Program

In the framework of this program the cooperation between Switzerland and Africa continues into 2021 – 24.

On 30th of June, the Directors’ Roundtable on Innovation kick-started this new phase by bringing together stakeholders from Tech Transfer and Innovation Offices. Under the name of SASBI, the Swiss African Science and Business Innovators Program, joint activities are launched and a greater understanding is targeted of each other’s know-how transfer ecosystem. This program is part of the Swiss-African Academia – Industry Training (Sensitization Phase) financed by the Swiss Ministry for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI).

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Regional Meeting #1

The SASBI Regional Knowledge Group Meetings serve to intensify dialogue among stakeholders of the tech transfer and start-up promotion ecosystem. Every six weeks, one of the five countries present in this group (Rwanda, Kenya, Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa) will present challenges and good practices and open up the discussion for joint reflection and comment.

Date

Wed 15th September 2021 / 13:00 – 14:00 CEST

Speaker

Prof. Christof Biba
Professor for Electric Solar Technology and Head of the Photovoltaics System Technology at SPF, the Institute for Solar Technology in Rapperswil, Eastern Switzerland (Canton of St. Gallen)
https://eeublog.hsr.ch/dozentenportrait-prof-christof-biba

Prof. Biba will talk about projects in his fields of expertise with South Africa and share good practices.

Tentative agenda

13:00 – 13:05                   Introduction to SASBI Regional Knowledge Group Meetings (Erich Thaler)

13:05 – 13:35                   Presentation Prof. Christof Biba

13:35 – 13:45                   Moderated discussion

13:45 – 13:58                   Discussion open to the plenary

13:58 – 14:00                   Summarizing and Words of Good-Bye (E. Thaler)

Link: Details


Kick-Off Meeting

Date

Wed 30th June 2021 / 11:00 – 15:00 CEST

Agenda

On 30th of June, the Directors’ Roundtable on Innovation kick-started this new phase by bringing together stakeholders from Tech Transfer and Innovation Offices. Under the name of SASBI, the Swiss African Science and Business Innovators Program, joint activities are launched and a greater understanding is targeted of each other’s know-how transfer ecosystem. This program is part of the Swiss-African Academia – Industry Training (Sensitization Phase) financed by the Swiss Ministry for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI).

Link: Details