We are pleased to announce that Smit & Van Wyk, Inc. will be attending the SARIMA Conference in Windhoek, Namibia from 22 – 25 May 2017.

SARIMA (Southern African Research and Innovation Management Association) is a membership organisation of Research and Innovation Managers that operates at an institutional, national and international level.  SARIMA also operates across value chain research and innovation.

The purpose of SARIMA is to promote research and innovation management for the benefit of southern Africa. SARIMA is engaged on an annual basis with a large number of research and innovation management professionalization activities, including capacity development courses and interventions.

Some of the Conference Topics

Challenges and Best Practices in Commercializing Research Results. Research Integrity in Africa. Science Diplomacy in Africa. Perspectives on achieving STISA 2024 from Government, Industry, University and the Youth. Launch of the SARIMA Research Management Certification and the Registered Technology Transfer Professional Programs. How the current and future roles and job descriptions of research and innovation managers are evolving in a profession that is maturing. Outsourcing prototyping and production as a step in commercialization towards full stature.

SARIMA Conference 2017 Website:

Order of Events

Monday 22 May 2017

Tuesday 23 May 2017
Full day conference and welcome event

Wednesday 24 May 2017
Full day conference and Gala dinner
(A special 15th Anniversary Gala Dinner with a guest speaker, entertainment and the DST-SARIMA Awards Ceremony.)

Thursday 25 May 2017
Conference ends lunchtime