This edition highlights some key issues that will be of significance as the country starts to implement its fourth industrial revolution strategy. It also covers articles about CSIR people, research and development and infrastructure developments.
The mandate of the CSIR ties us to work that truly matters. We are about supporting industrial development and competitiveness in the country, as well as the creation of a capable state. Simply put, we touch people’s lives through innovation.
The CSIR is acutely aware of the important role of infrastructure in innovation. This edition of ScienceScope focuses on CSIR facilities and large-scale equipment and how this infrastructure can contribute to industry competitiveness.
The CSIR is committed to supporting small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs). In this edition of ScienceScope, the different aspects of the CSIR's support to SMMEs are outlined.
The CSIR's strength lies in the quality of scientists, researchers and support staff it attracts, the opportunities it creates for career development, its commitment to excellence and working together to create a better future through science.
This ScienceScope edition features reflections by a former CEO on aspects of the organisation’s history since its establishment in 1945 and its significant re-orientation during the last 20 years.