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European South African Science and Technology Advancement Programme (ESASTAP) was launched during the sixth European Union Framework Programme (the main EU funding instrument for research and innovation) to promote, facilitate and coordinate research, development and innovation (RDI) cooperation between South Africa and the European Union in areas of common interest. ESASTAP is a collaborative initiative between South Africa and the European Union established through the Department of Science and Innovation. 

The initiative has not only enhanced RDI cooperation under the Framework Programme and other reciprocal programmes, but enriched and facilitated policy dialogue, fostered innovation partnerships, and promoted greater coordination and synergy.

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Upcoming Events

04 December 2024
All day

The Science Forum South Africa 2024 will take place from 4 – 6 December at the CSIR International Convention Centre, Pretoria, South Africa. The theme for the Forum is Igniting Conversations About Science – People, Partnerships, […]