Research and Innovation Week at the University of Zululand started in earnest this morning with an official opening address from the Deputy Vice Chancellor , Research and Innovation Professor Nokuthula Kunene which was followed by the key note address delivered by the Head of Agriculture : Innovation Enabling Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) Mr Sibusiso Manana.
The theme for this year’s Research and Innovation week is “Leading Research to Innovation”. The idea behind this theme is to convey the message that research does not have to end at publication phase and that research that terminates at publication is only a partial reflection of the complete value chain. The University is committed to supporting research and innovation across the entire research-innovation value chain, and the theme for this year is aimed at conveying that message to our research and innovation community, industry, and government.
Leading research to innovation is at the heart of technology transfer and industry collaboration in research and development.
The Research and Innovation Week is anchored on the UNIZULU Vision 2027 strategy, which has as its unwavering goal “To drive growth in UNIZULU research and innovation”. It is undisputable that UNIZULU has improved in its research and innovation outputs.
Click the link below to watch the proceedings of day 1
- Precious Shamase