6th CSIR Conference: Day 1

08:30 Singing of the national anthem
08:35 Welcome remarks Dr Thulani Dlamini
08:40 Keynote address Dr Rob Davies
09:10 Industrial Policy: Where does innovation fit in? Saul Levin
09:40 Entertainment
09:45 Trends in and outlook for the global and South African economies Jorge Maia
10:15 Skills and innovation as a driver for industrial development in South Africa Sizwe Nxasana
10:45 Concluding remarks Dr Philip Goyns
10:55 Entertainment
11:00 Session ends

Session chair: Johan le Roux, Executive Director: CSIR Implementation Unit

11:30 Implementing localisation programmes in South Africa Garth Strachan
12:00 Industrialisation and transformation through procurement: The Eskom experience Henk Langenhoven
12:30 Localisation for industrial development Ashley Bhugwandin
13:00 Panel discussion: Is designation working in public procurement and can it stimulate industrialisation?
13:30 Lunch

Session chair: Johan Strydom, Strategic Research Manager, CSIR Defence, Peace, Safety and Security

14:30 A state-owned enterprise perspective on the growth and transformation of the South African defence industry Theo Kleynhans
14:55 The reconfiguration of the SA defence industry in the post-2015 defence review environment: Prospects and challenges Dr Moses Khanyile
15:20 Towards a transformed defence industry that contributes to the growth of the South African economy Erlank Pienaar
15:45 Panel discussion: The Defence Industry Strategy of the National Defence Industry Council: Opportunities and obstacles to growth and transformation
16:30 Session ends

Session chair: Dr Raj Lalloo, CSIR
Bottlenecks in the translation of research and development into market-ready products and services in the
biomanufacturing sector

11:30 IDC perspectives on biotech SMME development Christo Fourie
11:55 From concept to commercialisation: The European perspective Kris Wadrop
12:20 Developing South Africa’s biomanufacturing industry through a hub for open innovation: Experiences from the Biomanufacturing Industry Development Centre Dr Daniel Visser
12:45 Panel discussion: How to stimulate the growth of a biomanufacturing based economy and create sustainable jobs
13:30 Lunch

Session chair: Dr Boitumelo Semete: Executive Director: CSIR Biosciences
Challenges and opportunities in local pharmaceutical production as well as research and development

14:30 Building a world-class, globally competitive pharmaceutical business out of South Africa Stavros Nicolaou
14:50 Building active pharmaceutical ingredient manufacturing capabilities in South Africa Glaudina Loots
15:10 Perspectives from a new entrant in biopharmaceuticals Martin S Magwaza
15:30 Enabling local production of biopharmaceuticals in South Africa Dr Tsepo Tsekoa
15:50 Panel discussion: Local pharmaceutical manufacturing: What can be South Africa’s competitive advantage?
16:30 Session ends

Session chair: Dr Douglas Trotter, Competence Area Manager: Green Economy, CSIR

11:30 Africa, the sleeping giant: E-waste as a resource Ruben Janse van Rensburg
11:55 Responding to the changing environmental landscape: Using innovation to drive cost-effective solutions Sarushen Pillay
12:20 CSIR contributions to maximising the value of industry waste Dr Bruce Sithole
12:45 Panel discussion: What green economic opportunities are evident within the biomass and waste sectors in South Africa and what are key obstacles and actions needed to unlock them?
13:30 Lunch

Session chair: Zanele Tshwete, Manager: Specialist Services,CSIR Implementation Unit

14:30 Assessment in the global context: From ozone to ecosystems Prof. Bob Scholes
14:55 The role of technology in unlocking the possibilities of shale gas Rudi Heydenrich
15:20 The scientific assessment of shale gas development Luanita Snyman-van der Walt
15:45 Shell’s use of and contribution to science in de-risking projects in South Africa: The case of shale gas Nigel Rossouw
16:10 Panel discussion: As social-ecological challenges become more complex and contested, how can science and evidence-based assessments contribute towards making responsible decisions on much-needed industrial development?
16:30 Sessions ends

Session chair: Pravesh Debba, Competence Area Manager: Spatial Planning and System, CSIR

11:30 Infrastructure innovation as an enabler for industrial development: Case study of the Gautrain Jack van der Merwe
11:55 The CSIR's work in infrastructure innovation as an enabler for industrial development Llewellyn van Wyk
12:20 The IDC's role in stimulating and supporting infrastructure innovation: Past, present and future Lizeka Matshekga
12:45 Panel discussion: Challenges and opportunities in infrastructure innovation for industrial growth
13:30 Lunch

Session chair: Kenny Kistan, (Acting) CSIR Executive Director, CSIR Built Environment

14:30 Transforming the South African transport sector across the value chain for development impact Mohan Vivekanandan
14:55 The role of macrologistics in industrial development: Infrastructure and policy Prof. Jan Havenga
15:20 Integrated and sustainable transport systems to support industrial development in South Africa Chris Hlabisa
15:45 Panel discussion: Is there an opportunity to develop Africa-owned transport solutions?
16:30 Session ends

Session chair: Dr Molefi Motuku, CSIR Group Executive: Research and Development

11:30 The modernisation of mining Dr Edwin Ritchken
12:00 Maximising the developmental impacts of South Africa's mineral endowment Dr Paul Jourdan
12:30 CSIR's role in mining Navin Singh
13:00 Panel discusion

Session chair: Rentia Barnard, Lead: National Industrialisation Support Initiative - Product Lifecycle Management Centre of Technology

14:30 Overview of the CSIR Product Lifecycle Management Centre of Technology Garth Strachan, Riaan Coetzee, Joost G.A. van Gemert, Rentia Barnard
15:10 Industry 4.0: The next industrial revolution Martin Sanne
15:30 The Siemens vision and its effect on local industry Bas van Dijk
15:50 Panel discussion: Product lifecycle management supporting industrial development
16:30 Session ends