The South African National Research Foundation - NRF

With the TIPC, South Africa’s Science, Technology and Innovation agencies are working towards a just and inclusive society through transforming national policy.

Following the end of apartheid in 1994, STI policy in South Africa has attempted to address the “triple challenge” of poverty, unemployment, and inequality. With a high R&D investment and worldclass research institutions, South Africa has made
some grounds in addressing the Sustainable Development Goals. More recently, a new focus on transformative grassroots innovation and sustainable development has begun to shape policy.

The formulation of the 2017 White Paper for Science, Technology and Innovation provides an opportunity for exploration and experimentation through TIPC to ensure STI policies can become more inclusive with a transformative outcome.

Countries covered: South Africa

Outputs from this Member

TIPC aims outlined in Pan-Africa workshop

14 JULY 2017 In June, the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) based at the University of Sussex and the Tanzanian Government Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH) co-hosted a workshop in Dar es Salaam to discuss Transformative Innovation Policy and...

Developing and Enacting Transformative Innovation Policy: A Comparative Study

The contemporary world is confronted with a number of grand social and environmental challenges such as social inequality and climate change. Traditional innovation policies, focused on the provision of R&D funding, building innovation systems and promoting entrepreneurialism, are...