Expected outcomes

Outcomes, both tangible and intangible, from the WiSWB-Indaba will be:

  • A database of the participants mapping capabilities, assets, challenges, strengths, opportunities with the purpose of facilitating formation of STEM consortiums/ networks to enable responding to funding calls for proposals that need a wide variety of trans-disciplinary scientists (such as the Horizon 2020 calls) to address common goals.
  • A conference report containing delegate details, sponsorship details and summary of the complete conference.
  • A compilation of peer-reviewed abstracts presented at the conference.
  • Discussion papers corresponding to the panel discussions to consolidate and document the ideas and issues deliberated on, and which shall be submitted to an appropriate journal for publication.
  • Opportunity to submit full papers corresponding peer-reviewed talks to the peer-reviewed South African Journal of Science.
  • Opportunity for the sponsors to engage with delegates to improve industry-research partnerships.