Panel Session on Innovation for inclusive and sustainable industrialisation

Most countries that have managed to reach high levels of economic and social development have done so by advancing their industrial sectors. However, industrialisation patterns currently coexist with profound disparities in economic performance across countries, regions and communities; as well as unsustainable environmental practices and effects.

This panel will discuss various ways in which innovation can support and be a driver of inclusive and sustainable industrialisation. The panellists will refer to ongoing efforts taking place: (1) at the ‘Community of Practice in Innovation and Inclusive industrialisation’ hosted by the SARChI in industrial development at UJ, (2) the Africalics Post-doctoral Programme on ‘Developing Innovation Capabilities for Sustainable and Inclusive Industrialisation in Africa’ in collaboration with Aalborg University (Denmark), and (3) the Industrial Development Think Tank (IDTT) housed in CCRED (UJ).

Moderator: Dr Erika Kraemer-Mbula (Senior Researcher, SARChI in Industrial Development, University of Johannesburg)

  • Dr Rasmus Lema (Aalborg University) Innovation Trajectories in Developing Countries: Co-evolution of Global Value Chains and Innovation Systems
  • Prof Edward Lorenz (University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis, France) Emerging Technologies, Innovation and Sustainable Industrial Development in Africa
  • Dr Ann Kingiri (African Centre for Technology Studies, Nairobi) – Understanding the diffusion and adoption of digital finance innovation in emerging economies: M-PESA money mobile transfer service in Kenya
  • Ms Pamela Mondliwa (Centre for Competition, Regulation and Economic Development – CCRED, UJ)Industry 4.0: Insights from South Africa

Date:  25 June 2018

Time: 16:00 to 18:00

Venue: CCRED Seminar Room, 1st Floor, 6 Sturdee Avenue, Rosebank, Johannesburg. Click here for map

RSVP by email to before 24 June  2018.