The EDHE Kick-off and AIT-SASBI SpringConference 2023 is taking place from Wednesday 22 to 23 February 2023 in Johannesburg/OR Tambo, Gauteng, South Africa, daily from 09:00 to 17:00 SAT.
The event takes place in collaboration with the AIT-SASBI Spring Conference 2023 an international experience united in the theme; Social and tech-driven for impact. A rich international learning experience for EDHE members, along with peers from Switzerland, Rwanda, Kenya, Nigeria, and Ghana.
AIT-SASBI – Academy-Industry Training:
Swiss and African Science and Business Innovators Program
Theme: Social and Tech-Driven Innovation for Impact
Date: 2023, February, 22nd – 23rd
Venue: Johannesburg, South Africa
Keynote Speaker on Wednesday morning, 22 February 2023
Prof. Edwin C. Constable, University of Basel
Professor of Chemistry
Former Vice-President Research, University of Basel
Corresponding Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (corrFRSE)
Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and Chartered Chemist
President of Euresearch
President of the Committee for Research Integrity, Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences
Keynote Speaker on Thursday morning, 23 February 2023
Dr Victoria Galán-Muros
Chief Research and Analysis
UNESCO International Institute for Higher Education
CEO and Cofounder of the Thinktank Innovative Futures Institute
In the framework of this program the cooperation between Switzerland and Africa continues into 2021 – 24.
On the 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 AIT-SASBI, the Academia-Industry Training: Swiss and 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).
The SASBI LinkedIn Account https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8731966/ offers the platform to connect to like-minded people.
Feb 22 & 23, 2023 (GMT+2)
ATTENTION: All indicated times are shown in South African Time Zone.
Swiss Winter Time Zone is -1h.
Johannesburg, South Africa - 09:00 SAT
Basel, Switzerland - 08:00
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Days 1 and 2.
Available: 23 January - 23 February 2023
EDHE will not be responsible for any accommodation and travel for guests and should be arranged personally. To avoid disappointment, kindly book accommodation at the Southern Sun or elsewhere well in advance. EDHE cannot guarantee availability at the Southern Sun. Please click here to view available accommodation options at Southern Sun
The Southern Sun offer a Complimentary Airport Shuttle
Southern Sun operates a free shuttle service to and from O.R. Tambo International Airport. This service is available 24/7 and the shuttle runs every 15 minutes. The pick-up point is situated behind the InterContinental Hotel at the bus / shuttle terminal. From the International / Domestic Arrivals terminals in the Airport, simply follow the "Public Transport" signage which will take you past the Car Hire section and onto the shuttle terminal.