2019 Presentations


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Monday 2 September 2019 | Pre-Conference Workshops

 The African Academy of Sciences (The AAS) Research Management Programme in Africa (ReMPro)

 Innovation & Technology Transfer Directors' Forum

 

Tuesday 3 September 2019 | Pre-Conference Workshops & Meetings

 The African Academy of Sciences (The AAS) Research Management Programme in Africa (ReMPro)

 Using Data to Tell your Research Story with Graphics

 Developing and Supporting Women Researchers in Africa: Strategies for the Research Manager 

 Evidence-Informed Strategies to Increase Research and Writing Outputs of Academic Staff CLICK HERE

 Nurturing Social Sciences, Humanities and the Arts (SSHA) Spinouts – How to Manage Non-Traditional Innovation Opportunities  

 NIPMO Workshop – Proposed Amendments to the IPR Act
 

 

Wednesday 4 September 2019

Opening Plenary: Global Future - Local Needs | Venue: Somerset 1

09:00

Welcoming Remarks:
Ela Romanowska, SARIMA President and Wits Enterprise (South Africa)

09:30

Science and Innovation in South Africa: the Global and the National Context
David Kaplan, University of Cape Town (South Africa) CLICK HERE

10:15

Panel Discussion
Fuzlin Levy-Hassen (Technology Innovation Agency (TIA))

Ketso Gordhan (SA SME Fund)
Emilia Nhalevilo (Pungue University)
Rapelang Rabana (Founder Rekindle Learning)
David Kaplan (University of Cape Town)

Parallel Session 1

1A: Social Sciences, Humanities & Arts (SSHA) Commercialisation
Venue:
Somerset 1

1B: Drivers of change
Venue:
Gala Room

1C: Research Management   Professional Competency Framework Session
Venue:
Vergelegen

13:00

Gaming to Entrepreneurship - case studies for the commercialisation of SSHA innovations
Christel Wolmarans, Wits Commercial Enterprise (South Africa) CLICK HERE

StoRMing ahead! The establishment of a post-graduate qualification in Research Management and Administration (RMA)
Anna Matros-Goreses, Namibia University of Science and Technology (Namibia) and Therina Theron, Stellenbosch University (South Africa) CLICK HERE

Implementation of research management professionalisation programs in Africa

Welcome, Session Objectives & Introductions
Garry Aslanyan, Manager, Partnerships and Governance, TDR, World Health Organization

13:20

Arts and Social Sciences at Stellenbosch University: A Case Study of Commercialisation
Lizane Füzy, Stellenbosch University (South Africa) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Conceptualising the Pop-up Research Support Office
Pamisha Pillay, Wits Commercial Enterprise (South Africa) CLICK HERE

SARIMA’s Research Management Professionalisation Program
Jose Jackson-Malete, Co-Director Alliance for African Partnership, Michigan State University & Past President SARIMA

13:40

Fostering innovation from Social Sciences and the Humanities – What’s going on in Europe?
Christoph Köller, G&K (Germany) CLICK HERE

The Place of Research Management in Changing Institutional Structures: A catalyst or end it itself?
Olebile Bolobilwe, University of Botswana (Botswana) CLICK HERE

Professionalisation of Research Management in Africa:

• Online Research Management Certificate and Professional Recognition Program – SGCI Experiences - Zimasa Sobuza, Project Manager SGCI

• Research Management Postgraduate Diploma & Executive Masters - Therina Theron, StoRM Project Leader & SARIMA President Elect

• Research Management Standard Development   - Allen Mukhwana, RemPRo Project Lead, African Academy of Science

Parallel Session 2

2A: How big data and AI drive innovations
Venue:
Somerset 1

2B: Skills for Research Office Support (Specific Skillsets)
Venue:
Gala Room

2C: Research Management Professional Competency Framework (continued)

14:50

Fintech disruption and its (possible) link to disruption in TTO tools and strategies
Camille De Villiers, Stellenbosch University (South Africa) CLICK HERE

Communicating research-related information: a crucial skills requirement for research support in the 21st century
Maryke Hunter-Husselman and Aasima Gaffoor, Stellenbosch University (South Africa) CLICK HERE

Way Forward & Closing remarks
Pamisha Pillay, SARIMA VP Research Management

15:10

The Increasing Role of AI in HEI
Vishen Pillay, Adams & Adams Attorneys and
Christel Wolmarans, Wits Commercial Enterprise (South Africa) CLICK HERE

Managing Risk in Multi-partner Research Projects: Lessons from the University of Botswana
Lesego Phuthego, University of Botswana (Botswana) CLICK HERE

15:30

Big Data Protection: Global Trends for Local IP Strategies
Chyreene Truluck, Spoor & Fisher (South Africa) CLICK HERE

Technology, juggling and cat-herding: skills needed by RM professionals in the 21st century
Caryn McNamara, University of the Witwatersrand (South Africa) CLICK HERE

15:50

Mining the digital traces of our society
David Chavalarias, Complex Systems Institute of Paris Île-de-France (France) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The body of knowledge underlying reseach Management skills development
Johann Groenewald, Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study (South Africa) CLICK HERE

 

Thursday 5 September 2019

 

Parallel Session 3

 

3A: Building the commercial opportunity
Venue:
Somerset 1

3B: Trends in Research Management
Venue:
Gala Room

 

09:00

The UCT Evergreen Fund: addressing the need for resourcing University spin-out companies
Saberi Marais, University of Cape Town (South Africa) CLICK HERE

Establishing a good research management practice standard in Africa: GRMP
Allen Mukhwana, African Academy of Sciences (Kenya) and Aaron Yarmoshuk, University of Toronto (Canada) CLICK HERE

 

09:20

Building the asset – Translating early stage technology into commercial opportunity.
Joubert De Wet, Innovus, Stellenbosch University (South Africa) CLICK HERE

Research Management and Administration in South Africa: Challenges and Prospects in a University of Technology
Kunle Oparinde, Durban University of Technology (South Africa) CLICK HERE

 

09:40

The Innovation Highway a commercial entity developing university IP and SMMEs
Ketlareng Polori, North-West University (South Africa) CLICK HERE

From TOE to TOISE: A tool to aid the RM function in an HEI setting
Barbara Herweg, Wits Commercial Enterprise (South Africa) CLICK HERE

 

Parallel Session 4

 

4A: University-Industry Engagement
Venue:
Somerset 1

4B: Research Audits of Impact
Venue:
Gala Room

 

10:50

Industry-university collaboration and effective intellectual property prosecution and commercialisation strategies
Dawid Prozesky, Kisch Ip (South Africa) CLICK HERE

Why does the budget consist mostly of 'Entertainment' costs
Robin Drennan, University of the Witwatersrand (South Africa) CLICK HERE

 

11:10

Reputational risk for Universities in University-Industry engagement
Thandiwe Maretlane, Stellenbosch University (South Africa) CLICK HERE

Demonstrating research impact at the University of Stellenbosch Business School
Lara Skelly, University of Stellenbosch Business School (South Africa) CLICK HERE

 

11:30

Fostering Engagement with Industry: The case of Universities and Research Institutions in Botswana
Kereilemang Nthoiwa, University of Botswana (Botswana) CLICK HERE

Where to publish (or perish)? The Journal Impact Factor versus local relevance.
Annette Boshoff, En Konsult (South Africa) CLICK HERE

 

 

11:50

Pitfalls and the opportunities of commercialising and managing co-created IP
Madelein Kleyn, Innovus Stellenbosch University (South Africa) CLICK HERE

 

Parallel Session 5

 

5A: Legislation, Legals and patents
Venue:
Somerset 1

5B: International Research Collaborations
Venue:
Gala Room

5C: Research Management Systems - tools from pre-award to close-out phases
Venue:
Vergelegen

 

13:30

Too early to protect or too early to publish
Tyron Grant, Spoor & Fisher (South Africa) CLICK HERE

It takes four: Collaborating to build a Writing for research impact culture at Southern Universities
Rachel Robinson, Trixie Smith, Michigan State University (United States) and Katie Bryant, Carleton University (Canada) CLICK HERE

“Research Management Systems: a snapshot of challenges and possible solutions”

Andrew Ndlovu, Human Sciences Research Council,
Burtram Fielding, University of the Western Cape,
Abu Adams, University of Cape Town (South Africa)
Olebile Bolobilwe, University of Botswana (Botswana)

 

13:50

Co-Owned IP: The Impact of South African Legislation on Inter-institutional Agreements with Foreign Institutions
Andrew Bailey, Research Contracts & Innovation / University of Cape Town (South Africa) CLICK HERE

Research Development: Insights from the U21 international network
Denise Clark, University of Maryland (United States) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Xavier Rodde, University of Birmingham (United Kingdom) CLICK HERE

 

14:10

Technology commercialization and supporting patent asset monetization strategies
Morne Barradas, Sasol (South Africa) CLICK HERE

 

14:30

University spin-offs/ spin outs: understanding the corporate veil
Marlin Fransman, Cape Peninsula University of Technology (South Africa) CLICK HERE

 

Parallel Session 6

 

6A: Building the ecosystem
Venue:
Somerset 1

6B: Researcher development in an evolving ecosystem
Venue:
Gala Room

6C: ESSENCE Good Practice in research costing
Venue:
Vergelegen

15:25

Exploring Innovator-Entrepreneur collaboration for commercialisation of university innovations within the institution
Caro Buitendag, University of Johannesburg (South Africa) CLICK HERE

Research Development: A Pathway for your University's Competitive Success
Peggy Sundermeyer, Trinity University and Rachel Dresbeck, Oregon Health & Science University (United States) CLICK HERE

ESSENCE on Health Research published a good practice document titled Five Keys to improving Research Costing in LMICs and a suite of multi-media training materials, Using the Five Keys to improving Research Costing in LMICs in 2012 and 2014 respectively. All the materials are available in English, French and Spanish. ESSENCE is currently updating the good practice document. This session will discuss the data from funders and funding recipient surveys as well as the revised structure of the good practice document.

15:45

How to leverage the university research value chain to stimulate regional commercial activity growth.
Brandon Paschal, Launchlab (South Africa) CLICK HERE

Facilitating Researcher Development: University of Cape Town’s Emerging Researchers Programme ideal?
Dheshnie Keswell This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and Charles Masango This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., University of Cape Town (South Africa)

16:05

The national innovation ecosystem: the missing link for Botswana
Oabona Enock Nthebolang, Botswana Human Resource Development Council (Botswana) CLICK HERE

From Technician to Change-maker: Activating entrepreneurial drive and identity amongst health scientists.
James Ashton, Wits Health Consortium (South Africa) CLICK HERE

16:25

University startups - a risky business
Anita Nel - Presented by: Stefan du Toit, Stellenbosch University (South Africa) CLICK HERE

 

Friday 6 September 2019

Parallel Session 7

7A: Biodiversity and Biobanks
Venue:
Somerset 1

7B: Development in research management
Venue:
Gala Room

09:00

Stellenbosch University Intellectual Property Management of Indigenous Knowledge
Nolene Singh, Innovus, Stellenbosch University (South Africa) CLICK HERE

Why getting credit for your data is so much harder
Wouter Haak, Elsevier (Netherlands) CLICK HERE

09:20

Human biological material and the concept of “ownership”
Joanne van Harmelen, ENSafrica (South Africa) CLICK HERE

Strengthening Research management - experiences from a new RM unit
Mandla Tirivavi, Africa University (Zimbabwe) CLICK HERE

09:40

How to support research within South Africa’s Bioprospecting, Access and Benefit-Sharing (BABS) Regulatory Framework?
Winston Beukes, Stellenbosch University (South Africa) CLICK HERE

UCT Researcher Development Academy: Recognition for African Scholarship
Gaelle Ramon, University of Cape Town (South Africa) CLICK HERE

Parallel Session 8

8A: General Session
Venue:
Somerset 1

8B: General Session
Venue:
Gala Room

10:40

Marketing as a driver of research and impactful innovation
Tumi Ngqondo, Wits Commercial Enterprise (South Africa) CLICK HERE

Building a professional ethics team: reflections from Stellenbosch
Maléne Fouché, Stellenbosch University (South Africa) CLICK HERE

11:00

Big Data Technology Tools for driving “Internal Innovation” in Technology Transfer Offices
Wasiu Afolabi, University of Cape Town (South Africa) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Road map to delivery of Translational research in an academic environment
Alethea Cope, University College London (United Kingdom) CLICK HERE

11:20

The rise of the Innovation Fellow
Revel Iyer, Cape Peninsula University of Technology (South Africa) CLICK HERE

Research Administration As A Profession (RAAAP)
Simon Kerridge, University of Kent (United Kingdom) (Presented by: Robin Drennan, University of the Witwatersrand - South Africa) CLICK HERE

11:40

0-100: From novice to research manager in record time - through an intern's perspective
Dominique Meyer, Stellenbosch University (South Africa) CLICK HERE

 

 SARIMA 2019 Poster Presentations:

 

Information Technology Transfer

Silakhe

Budaza

Nelson Mandela University

South Africa

Help or Harm: Tech use in development aid within the Eastern Cape, South Africa.

Anne

Gabathuse

Wits Commercial Enterprise

South Africa

Technology Marketing: A WITS Enterprise case study

Mamello

Mafisa

University of the Witwatersrand

South Africa

Using technology and analytics to improve research outputs collection

Nosipho

Mavuso

Walter Sisulu University

South Africa

Innovative Model for Harnessing Big Data from Integrated Tertiary Software Within the Higher Education

Boikanyo

Sekwati

Human Resource Development Council

Botswana

Tertiary Education - Industry Linked Research: Critical to Botswana's Economic Development & Transformation

Obrain T
Kariena

Murire
Strydom

Walter Sisulu University

South Africa

Social media use and employee information security compliance

William

Wanasolo

Kyambogo University

Uganda

Optimization of bio-synthetic gas yields from pyrolysis of selected agricultural waste: Production of bio-fuel precursors

Research Management

Rijnen

Bas

Namibia University of Science and Technology

Namibia

Technology Transfer and Applied Research through Collaborative Approaches

Tania

Brodovcky

Stellenbosch University

South Africa

Developing and implementing a blended online Research Protocol Writing Course for clinicians at Stellenbosch University

Yolanda

Davids

University of the Witwatersrand

South Africa

Competencies of research managers for changing research environment

Raven

Jimmy

National Research Foundation

South Africa

The significance of Internationalisation in Innovation

Raven

Jimmy

National Research Foundation

South Africa

Technology driven research management into the future

Stella

Kakeeto

Makerere University School of Public Health

Uganda

Under-Researched Priorities in public health: the case of Makerere University

Jan

Phalane

National Research Foundation

South Africa

The significance of travel grants in South Africa