ASSAf Programmes

 8 – 9 October 2012


Innovation processes in South Africa: How is technology driving growth  

Keynote address:  Contextualising the need for low carbon technological innovation?  Mr Peter Lukey, Department of Environmental Affairs
A systems perspective to low carbon technologies Dr Jörg Lalk, University of Pretoria (UP)
What is needed to increase R&D in low carbon technology innovation  Dr Tsakani Mthombeni, Technological Innovation Agency

Energy-water-food-nexus for resilient societies  

Managing the nexus for a low carbon future Prof Mike Muller, University of the Witwatersrand (WITS) 
Integrated energy, water and food approach Prof Alan Brent, Stellenbosch University (SUN)
Food security dynamics of the nexus Ms Manisha Gulato, WWF South Africa

Smart city innovations  

IBM’s Smart City Concept, an Enabler for a Low Carbon Society Mr Wolfgang Zinssmeister, IBM South Africa
Building resilient societies through innovation Prof Chrisna du Plessis, University of Pretoria

Low-cost, low carbon innovations for poverty alleviation 

Low income, low carbon energy solutions Prof Harold Annegarn, University of Johannesburg
Low cost innovation in water and sanitation at a local level Prof Chris Buckley, University of KwaZulu-Natal

The Potential of Solar Power in South Africa  

Renewable Energy Resource and Research Base in South Africa    Prof Wikus van Niekerk, Centre for Renewable and Sustainable Energy Studies (CRSES) at SUN
PV Technology and its Perspective for SA  Prof Jürgen Werner, Institute for Photovoltaics, University of Stuttgart
Concentrating Solar Power: Its Potential Contribution to a sustainable Energy Future Prof Robert Pitz-Paal, German Aerospace Center, Institute of Solar Research, Cologne
Synergies and Differences Between Fossil and Solar Powered Cycles Prof Sigmar Wittig, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Operational Aspects and Environmental Profile of Solar Thermal Technologies Dr Christoph Richter, German Aerospace Center, Institute of Solar Research, Tabernas (Spain)

New and Emerging technologies  

The BeauTifuel Project Prof Diane Hildebrandt, University of Witwatersrand 
Carbon capture and storage Dr Tony Surridge, South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI)
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Sustainable 2nd and 3rd Generation Biofuels options for South(ern) Africa Prof Emile van Zyl, SUN
Clean electrification for the world Ms Ute Menikheim, Siemens Limited

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