"Technological Innovations for a Low Carbon Society", Pretoria/South Africa

Workshop // "Technological Innovations for a Low Carbon Society", Pretoria/South Africa

The workshop is part of the German-South African Year of Science 2012/13, which was initiated by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the South African Department of Science and Technology (DST).

The Year of Science aims to achieve the greatest possible degree of cooperation between these two centres of scientific endeavour. The overall goal of this workshop is to draw on the collective expertise of German and South African scientists, engineers and policymakers to address the topic of "Technological Innovations for a Low Carbon Society" and to provide evidence-based information that will be useful and relevant for policymakers and researchers in both countries.

The specific objectives of the workshop are:

-To provide a platform for German and South African experts to share knowledge and discuss opportunities pertaining to low carbon technologies

-To make recommendations to policymakers to strengthen innovation in low carbon technologies

-To produce and disseminate a workshop report

The themes of the workshop are:

-Innovation processes in South Africa: How is technology driving growth?

-Water-energy-food nexus for resilient societies

-Smart city innovations

-Potential of solar power in South Africa

-Low cost, low carbon innovations for poverty alleviation

-New and emerging technologies

-Economic opportunities, research and development and public engagement for low carbon technological innovation

Attendance to the event is free. Please can you confirm your attendance by 6 September 2012 as only a limited number of participants can be accommodated.


Nedbank Auditorium

Menlyn Maine


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