Calls for inclusive, socially-conscious innovation

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Science, technology and innovation must, at its core, be grounded in public good purposes. Going forward, the government department in charge of science and innovation will place emphasis on working with other government departments to enhance public sector innovation for societal benefit. This is the word from Dr Phil Mjwara, director-general at the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI), speaking on the occasion of the launch of the 2019 South African Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) indicators report. The DSI, formerly the Department of Science and Technology, through its entity the National Advisory Council on Innovation (NACI), released the findings of the 2019 STI indicators report, which highlights critical aspects of SA’s innovation balance sheet. Referencing a tool called the municipal innovation maturity index, Mjwara says the decision-support tool is…
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