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Upcoming events

DEMO Africa 2016
25 - 26 August 2016, Johannesburg, South Africa
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DEMO Africa is one of the flagship initiatives of LIONS@frica and aims to connect African startups to the global ecosystem. DEMO Africa is the place where the most innovative companies from African countries get a platform to launch their products and announce to Africa and the world what they have developed. Please note, the closing date for the start ups application submission for DEMO Africa is 15 June 2016.

EU-AU-IIASA Evidence and Policy Event
30 August - 2 September 2016, Ispra, Italy
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In a world marked by complexity, evidence-based policymaking is critical to enhance the effectiveness of public policies and thus ensure the well-being of citizens. To develop the necessary skills for improving practices in better integrating evidence into policy-making, the European and African Union Commissions together with IIASA will be co-organising a capacity development event. Its purpose is for African and European scientists and policymakers to better understand the constraints and demands from both the scientific and the policy-making perspective and to develop together new skills in using evidence for policy. The call for applications for participation closed on 29 April 2016.

International Conferences on Research Infrastructures (ICRI) 2016
3 - 5 October 2016, Cape Town, South Africa
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The International Conferences on Research Infrastructures (ICRI) are a global forum in the Research Infrastructures domain. Providing unique opportunities to share insights in this field from around the world, we promote international cooperation. The conferences will be co-organised by the South African Department of Science and Technology (DST) and the European Commission. Building on the conclusions of previous ICRIs, and the ongoing debates on Research Infrastructures in international fora, such as the Group of Senior Officials (GSO) and the OECD-Global Science Forum (GSF), a more structured approach to collaboration on global Research Infrastructures will be discussed with the international community. Here, the strategic importance of Research Infrastructures and exploring their role as a tool for Science Diplomacy will be underlined.

Science Forum South Africa 2016
8 - 9 December 2016, CSIR International Convention Centre, Pretoria, South Africa
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Eager to continue to Ignite Conversations about Science and to build on the success of the first Science Forum South Africa (held in December 2015) the South African Department of Science and Technology will be hosting the second Science Forum South Africa during 8-9 December 2016. The Forum will again serve as a large, open, public platform for debating the science and society interface. The 2016 Forum will have a specific focus on the social sciences and humanities, as well as the role of science in Africa's development.

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