The 7th Biennial CSIR Conference

To celebrate its 75-year contribution to research, development and innovation in South Africa, the CSIR is hosting its 7th Biennial Conference, virtually, on 11 and 12 November 2020, under the theme, “Touching lives through innovation”. The CSIR is bringing you a range of online talks, interviews, virtual tours and articles on: how the Industrial Energy Efficiency Project shows local impact and reaps international acclaim; a homegrown compound to boost local cosmetic and personal care industry; and protecting and benefiting from indigenous knowledge.

The conference programme has been designed around nine topics, namely chemicals, health, advanced agriculture and food, manufacturing, mining, defence and security, smart mobility, smart places and next-gen enterprises and institutions. Some special interest sessions have also been scheduled. Conference attendance comes at no charge, but registration is compulsory. Once registered, you can participate in any session. Diarise the conference and join us to learn from, and engage with, some of the world’s foremost experts!