Open calls

Closing: 26 October 2018

South African researchers interested in attending and participating in the Information Communications Technology (ICT) 2018 event taking place in Vienna, Austria from 4-6 December 2018 are invited to apply.

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Webinar: Eurostars funding applications

14 November 2018
11:00 to 12:00 Brussels Time

Ahead of the next cut-off deadline for Eurostars funding applications on Thursday, 28 February 2019 at 20:00 CET, a webinar will be organised. The webinar will be presented by Davide Delaiti, Eurostars Project Officer. The webinar will be followed by a questions and answers session.

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Evidence Informed Policy Making: Water-Energy-Food-Health
9 – 11 December 2018, Pretoria, South Africa

South Africa – European Union Dialogue: Disruptive technologies and public policy in the age of the Fourth Industrial Revolution
10 – 12 December 2018, Pretoria, South Africa

Science Forum South Africa
12 – 14 December 2018, Pretoria, South Africa

EUREKA Global Innovation Summit
14 – 16 May 2019, United Kingdom


The Updated map of the innovation landscape in South Africa & Framework Conditions 2016 contains updated information and data for policy makers, researchers, programme owners and innovation organisations as well as small and medium enterprises interested in EU-South African linkages and offers through a variety of means. It offers insights on the EU-South African Partnership in Science, Technology and Innovation providing an overview on the current state-of-play of innovation in SA. The report is part of the task 3.1. Identification of the innovation framework conditions and creating an enabling environment to enhance SA-EU cooperation of the ESASTAP 2020 project. The project, started in February 2016, is funded under Horizon 2020 framework programme and it will last three years.

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Applications are open for the 2018 African Union Kwame Nkrumah Awards for Scientific Excellence. The objective is to award top African scientists for their achievements and valuable discoveries and findings in science, technology and innovation. The closing date for nominations is 10 November 2018.

The European Commission (EC)published its proposal for Horizon Europe, a €100 billion research and innovation programme, on 7 June 2018. The proposal is part of the next European Union long-term budget. Horizon Europe 2021 – 2027 will succeed Horizon 2020 and is expected to be launched on 1 January 2021.