Open calls

Closing: 28 February 2019

The purpose of this Call for Proposals is to support capacity development of potential sub-Saharan African research leaders to become long-term trainer of trainers and mentors for junior researchers with emphasis on hands-on research training linked to clinical trials activities.

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Erasmus+ European Universities
Closing date: 28 February 2019

Erasmus+ European Universities
Closing date: 28 February 2019

Erasmus+ Knowledge Alliances
Closing date: 28 February 2019


EUREKA Global Innovation Summit

14 – 16 May 2019
United Kingdom

The EUREKA Global Innovation Summit (EGIS), setup under the frame of the UK EUREKA Chairmanship 2018/19, will be an opportunity for all the participants to meet, share ideas, interact and discuss with stakeholders from European industry, SMEs, academy, policymakers, representatives from regional and local authorities and many more.

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IST-Africa 2019
8 – 10 May 2019, Nairobi, Kenya

BIO Africa Convention
26 – 28 August 2019, Durban, South Africa

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South Africa and the European Union met on 15 November in Brussels for the seventh Summit of the SA-EU Strategic Partnership. It is a high-level event with South African President Cyril Ramaphosa and President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, and President of the Commission, Jean-Claude Junker, in attendance.

European Union (EU) is today the number one exporter to Southern Africa, its main trade partner and the major investor in the Region. Within this context, some of the most influential business leaders from Southern Africa and Europe gathered in Johannesburg today to explore exciting opportunities for growth and investment.


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.