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Unisa students ignite tomorrow's solutions

Students from Unisa's colleges showcased their groundbreaking and future-driven inventions at the inaugural 12th Research and Innovation Festival, demonstrating the university's commitment to fostering a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship. Read more

Accelerating innovation and technology impact to enhance development

The 2023 Unisa Innovation Festival provided participants with the opportunity to learn about the latest innovation trends at the university, discuss broad trends in innovation, research and collaboration, and build partnerships within the innovation ecosystem. Read more

NRF Director to address Innovation Festival

The National Research Foundation's Dr Zolani Dyosi will speak on the subject of A South African model for a Government/Academic/SME innovation and technology development partnership: A case for renewable energy innovations. Read more

DTIC specialist to speak on innovation ecosystems at Unisa Innovation Festival

Nontombi Maseko, a specialist in enterprise competitiveness and industrialisation, will share her views on the continuing role of higher education institutions as part of a panel discussion during the formal opening of the Unisa Innovation Festival on Wednesday 29 November 2023, in the Senate Hall, Muckleneuk Campus. Read more

Co-founder and Executive Director of Kevali Chemicals to speak at Unisa Innovation Festival

With over 17 years of experience in fast-moving consumer goods and the nuclear fuel manufacturing industry, Funeka Khumalo will share her thoughts on the valuable role partnerships and collaboration play in innovation ecosystems. Read more

National Advisory Council on Innovation CEO to speak at Unisa Innovation Festival

South African authority and advisor to the National Government on Science, Technology and Innovation issues, Dr Mlungisi Cele, will discuss networks in science, technology, innovation and higher education policy during the Unisa Innovation Festival. Read more

Environmental scientist in search of solutions to climate change

The 2012 Nigeria floods stimulated the curiosity of environmental scientist Dr Eromose Ebhuoma, prompting him to look into how extreme weather events adversely affect the livelihoods of small-scale farmers and how they utilise their indigenous knowledge systems to minimise the hostile effects of severe weather conditions. Read more

Creating a resource network for collaboration in tech entrepreneurship

Through the Directorate of Innovation, Technology Transfer and Commercialisation, Unisa participated in the first Forum on Technology Transfer, Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Commercialisation Resource Network for Africa from 26 to 27 September in Nairobi, Kenya. Read more

Promoting the use of research evidence in policymaking

"I am deeply honoured to have received the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Research and am grateful for the recognition of my research work in the broad field of information science," says Prof Omwoyo Bosire Onyancha in humility. Read more

Ban it or embrace it: universities grapple with AI

In the age of generative artificial intelligence, the pressure is on universities to ensure their graduates are critical thinkers who know how to distinguish between fake facts and the truth. This was one of the key points made during a panel discussion on ChatGPT at Unisa's 2023 ODeL Conference. Read more