Value creation in Ocean Space – South Africa represents new opportunities for Norwegian companies

Take part in “South Africa – Norway Science Week”
October 31st through November 4th 
in Pretoria and Cape Town to find out more about the gateway to Africa.

The first South Africa – Norway Science Week aims to explore opportunities for cooperation in business, innovation and education.

The ocean space and the blue economy

The close relationship between South Africa and Norway dates back to the pre-freedom years, when Norway actively supported opposition to the apartheid regime. There are many areas of cooperation between the two countries. The ocean  space and the blue economy is a strategic priority for both countries, providing a fertile basis for cooperation, innovation, and the pursuit of profitable business opportunities.

What’s in it for me?

  • A huge potential for new business development, and a gateway into other markets on the African continent. South Africa is an economic powerhouse with a well-developed infrastructure and persistent growth.
  • Learn how key stakeholders view opportunities and challenges related to the ocean space over the next decade.
  • A framework for research, education and innovation.
  • Innovative ideas will be shared and discussed. Entrepreneur will be able to discuss business with leaders of companies and government agencies that may well become future partners and customers.

Science Week

Science Week will kick off on Monday 31st October in Pretoria and will highlight the relationship between the two countries and our shared emphasis on ocean space as an opportunity for cooperation in innovation, business development, education and research. Sources for funding of research and innovation will be presented, along with real-life cases and examples of best practice.

Focus on Tuesday 1st November in Cape Town will be on new business opportunities in the blue economy. Norwegian companies offering products and services in South Africa, startups, researchers and students from both countries are invited to display their ideas.

On Wednesday 2nd November you will have opportunities to connect and interact with old and new acquaintances in a number of workshops with introductions, presentations, discussions and panel debates and on Thursday 3rd November various special interest groups are organizing seminars in Cape Town and excursions in the Western Cape. Friday 4th November features a free format, allowing follow up meetings with new network and visits to companies, research institutions, incubators, accelerators, universities and government agencies in the Western Cape and elsewhere in South Africa.

Throughout the week, Innovation Norway can assist in setting up meetings with business partners between the two countries.

For more information and registration please contact
Team Norway in South Africa


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