1 November

The venue selected for Tuesday 1 November 2016 is the “Rotunda” at The Bay Hotel in Cape Town, because of its location at the beach in Camps Bay – as well as its facilities for exhibitions and receptions.

Programme Tuesday

Venue: The Bay Hotel in Cape Town

11.30-13.00       Registration. Coffee, tea, and refreshments.

11.30-14.30       Exhibitions, presentations, and displays by Norwegian companies offering products and providing services in South Africa, and by new start-up companies, researchers, and students from either or both countries presenting their ideas, projects, and/or results with the help of posters, roll-ups, and/or brochures.



Opening of Day 2 of Science Week 2016. 

14.30-14.40      Welcome to Cape Town!

Dr Kristin Danielsen, International Director, Research Council of Norway and Program Director of the day

14.45-15.00        Recap of Day 1 in Pretoria

Ms Siphokazi Ndundane, Deputy Director-General, Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

Plenary 5

Ignite & Connect Norway - South Africa

Plenary 5 provides a more operational context for further bilateral cooperation in education, research, innovation, and business development – against the backdrop created by Operation Phakisa in South Africa and the Panorama strategy in Norway.

15.00-15.20      Ongoing ocean research and innovation in Norway
Johan E. Hustad, Pro-Rector for Innovation, NTNU

15.20-15.40      Technology Outlook 2025
Cristina Saenz de Santa Maria, Area Manager Africa, DNV GL

15.40-16.00      Catalyst For Change: Nor-Shipping, collaborative approach
Birgit Marie Liodden, Director, Nor-Shipping

16.00-16.20      Ship building in South Africa
Prasheen Maharaj, CEO, SA Shipyards

16.20-16.40      Competence building and innovation in Norwegian maritime clusters
Åse Kaurin, Special Adviser, Research Council of Norway

16.40-17.00      Innovations and technologies for the Ocean Space
Vidar Bjørkedal, Vice President, Kongsberg Maritime

17.00-17.15      Remarks
Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Mr. Senzeni Zokwana



17.30-19.00      Reception hosted by Kongsberg Maritime
Remarks by Vidar Bjørkedal, Vice President, Kongsberg Maritime and Ms Tone Skogen, Deputy Minister, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Live music by Concerts SA

Concerts SA

Concerts SA is a joint South African/Norwegian initiative under the auspices of the Stakeholder Hub within the SAMRO Foundation. It receives support from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, SAMRO and Concerts Norway. Working with musicians, promoters, venue owners and audiences, the project aims to support live music in South Africa by finding and implementing ways to create a vibrant and viable live music circuit. It also aims to develop an interest in and appreciation of live music by showcasing music performances and conducting workshops at schools.