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European South African Science and Technology Advancement Programme (ESASTAP) was launched during the sixth European Union Framework Programme (the main EU funding instrument for research and innovation) to promote, facilitate and coordinate research, development and innovation (RDI) cooperation between South Africa and the European Union in areas of common interest. ESASTAP is a collaborative initiative between South Africa and the European Union established through the Department of Science and Innovation. 

The initiative has not only enhanced RDI cooperation under the Framework Programme and other reciprocal programmes, but enriched and facilitated policy dialogue, fostered innovation partnerships, and promoted greater coordination and synergy.

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Upcoming Events

05 Dec 2022
All day

The IBF was launched in 2017 and comprises of representatives from the IBF member countries and observers (for more about the IBF, please visit the following website: https://www.bioeconomy-forum.org/). The Forum is […]

06 Dec 2022
All day

Titled "A Forum on the social and economic relevance, influence and responsibilities of Science, the 2022 Word Science Forum will be held from 6 to 9 December 2022 in Capetown […]

09 Dec 2022
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

CELTIC-NEXT is the Eureka Cluster labelled for next-generation communications for a secured, trusted, and sustainable digital society. CELTIC-NEXT stimulates and orchestrates international collaborative projects in the Information and Communications Technology […]

12 Dec 2022
All day

Horizon Europe will be hosting an Info Day where discussions will be held about funding opportunities of the 2023 calls of Horizon Europe Cluster 4 'Digital, Industry and Space' Work […]