n Management Today - Foreword by the Honourable Minister of Science and Technology

Volume 29, Issue 9
  • ISSN : 1027-4324



Government is a key part of this scenario and will need to work hard at creating the environment that is supportive of innovation and technology commercialisation and makes this part of the national culture. The commitment of the Department of Science and Technology to the creation of such an environment is evident in the recent establishment of the Technology Innovation Agency, the National Intellectual Property Management Office, and the Centres of Competence Framework. Together these are intended to provide the organisational infrastructure that supports the identification and protection of South African originated intellectual property, and that promotes the crucial partnerships that will increase opportunities to commercialise local R&D outcomes.

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