Pretoria to host Innovation Bridge matchmaking event


South Africa’s Department of Science and Technology (DST) has announced Pretoria will host the Innovation Bridge Technology Showcase and Matchmaking event on February 2-3.

The department said the event will provide an opportunity for national and international tech companies, entrepreneurs, investors, financiers and other commercialisation partners to access the latest offerings from South Africa’s universities, science councils and companies supported by the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA).

Innovation Bridge will include exhibitions and demonstrations, policy dialogues and plenary discussions, training sessions and one-on-one meeting opportunities.

“Going forward, it is foreseen that the Innovation Bridge event will be organised every two years as a prominent feature on South Africa’s calendar of innovation events,” said the DST.

“For the first time ever, you will be able to find in one place the best technology solutions from all South Africa’s public research institutions and TIA-supported companies, as well as investors, funders, entrepreneurs, captains of industry and other potential partners and collaborators.”


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