WAITRO Summit 2022 in South Africa
November 14, 2022 - November 15, 2022
Innovative Partnerships. Global Impact.
The WAITRO Summit 2022 strengthens exchange, stimulates innovative solutions towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), fosters global cooperation as a key tool and promotes international gathering to build meaningful partnerships.
Inspired by SDG 17: “Partnerships for the Goals”, the WAITRO Summit 2022 will be an in person event, having all the advantages of face-to-face meetings. It will take place on November 14th and 15th in Cape Town, South Africa.
The WAITRO Summit 2022 offers the perfect opportunity for networking, learning, and initiating new collaborations to achieve the SDGs. This event will gather researchers, innovators, funders and stakeholders from different global regions.
In the WAITRO Summit 2022 you will find:
OPENING REMARKS AND KEYNOTES
- HRH Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan | Royal Scientific Society, UNESCO Special Envoy for Science for Peace
- Dr. Raghunath Anant Mashelkar | Global Research Alliance
- Nienke Buismann | European Commission
- Prof. Dr. Hester C. Klopper | Stellenbosch University
- Dr. Bismark Tyobeka | North-West University
- Dr. Victor Konde | TCCNRMD-Green Economy Innovations & Technologies Section, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa
ROUNDTABLE ON REVITALIZING GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
PANEL ON FINANCING INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS FOR THE SDGS
- Keiron Brand | WWF, Dutch Fund for Climate Development (DFCD)
- Andrew Da Costa
- From R&D to Commercialization: Andreas Kleinn | KIT
- Traditional and Innovative Government Funding for Sustainable International Cooperation: Joy Owango | Training Centre in Communication; Joseph Njogu | Research Beeline; Julia Wiethüchter | WAITRO
- 4.0 Technologies: LEITAT & JITRI
- Project Cycle Management: Roger Short
- Benchmarking RTO Management Best Practices: Knud Erik Hilding-Hamann | DTI; David Grier | Innovation Saskatchewan; Chuqiao Dong | JITRI
- SDG 3: Good Health and Wellbeing: Dr. Jo Barnes | Stellenbosch University
- Enabling Small-scale Spare-parts Production: Prof. Emad Ewais, Prof. Shimaa H. El-Haddad, Prof. Khaled M. Ibrahim, Saijil Singh | CMRDI
- The Networking Pitch & The Project Pitch: Dirk Lehmann
KICK-OFF SESSIONS – SDG WORKING GROUPS
- SDG 2: Dr. Sandi Darniadi | BRIN
- SDG 3: Dr. Jo Barnes | Stellenbosch University
- SDG 6: Dr. Ursula Schließmann | Fraunhofer Gesellschaft; Dr. Almoayied Assayed | RSS
- SDG 7: Prof. Daniel Ayuk Mbi Egbe | ANSOLE; Prof Ashmore Mawire | NWU
- SDG 17: James Devitt, Colin Venters | U. Huddersfield; Marcelo Prim | SENAI
This event is aimed to:
- Managers and researchers of research and technology organizations
- Representatives of multilateral institutions
- Non-profit organizations
- Private sector: Start-ups and philanthropic organizations
Registrations end soon!
Registrations for the WAITRO Summit 2022 are now open! Places are limited!
- WAITRO Member Registration: USD 200
- Non-WAITRO Member Registration: USD 300