Media briefing and knowledge-sharing webinar for journalists, industry association leaders,
and business analysts
The Department of Science and Innovation (DSI), together with the Centre for Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators (CeSTII) at the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC), invite you to join this knowledge-sharing webinar to explore uses of innovation data for organisational decision-making and analysis, and for public knowledge purposes. Innovation scholars from South Africa will use practical examples to catalyse the conversation. The knowledge exchange will follow on from a media briefing with survey leaders announcing the start of fieldwork for the Business Innovation Survey 2019 – 2021.
Why this event, now
Outside of public policy uses, South Africa’s innovation data are a unique and publicly available source of intelligence for leaders of industry associations, journalists, and business analysts. (To access the data sets, go to http://curation.hsrc.ac.za/Datasets-KDCAAA.phtml. For previous survey reports, go to http://www.hsrc.ac.za/en/departments/CeSTii/reports-cestii.) Depending on the type of analysis performed, new insights into the South African business environment can be generated using innovation data. Challenging common-sense perceptions of innovation, by using national innovation data, is important to developing more robust internal or public conversations.
Gerard Ralphs | HSRC | gralphs[at]hsrc.ac.za