National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF)
in partnership with South32
Today’s research ... tomorrow’s innovation
Calling all Civil Societies (including NGOs / PBOs / NPCs / CBOs)!!
Your non-governmental organisation can be recognised by the National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF) for any work related to science, engineering and technology (SET) and innovation in South Africa.
The call for nominations for the NSTF Awards, in partnership with South32 is now OPEN! Register your nomination by 9 December 2015. As part of the NSTF Awards, there has always been a category for NGOs which recognises the significance of South African research and innovation. But since last year the criteria for NGOs have been extended to include:
- Technology transfer activities contributing to the dissemination and application of scientific and technical knowledge; and
- Scientific and technical education and training.
This is again the case this year, which opens up the NSTF Awards to a wider range of organisations and allows for recognition of social innovation efforts. Just please note that professional bodies as entities are not considered in this category. However nominations of specific projects undertaken under the auspices of professional bodies can be nominated and will be considered.
These prestigious Awards bring publicity for the winners to literally millions of people through partnerships with the media, such as Business Report (carried by Pretoria News, The Star, Cape Times and The Mercury), as well as Mail & Guardian, and interviews and talks to the public on radio and the youth at science centres/cafes across the country.
NSTF is a non-profit company promoting science and technology since 1995, and stakeholder forum for all organisations, both public and private, who are involved in science and technology. (The majority of our members are actually in the private sector).
Visit www.nstfawards.org.za today for information on how to submit nominations.