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Events at the Chair

The DSI/NRF Trilateral Research Chair in Transformative Innovation, the 4th Industrial Revolution and Sustainable Development is hosting a series of events aimed at promoting high-quality research and researcher development. These events take the form of Brown Bag Sessions, In Conversations with Authors and Debate Series. These are hybrid workshops and presentations aimed at enhancing research skills and knowledge.

The Chair invites students, postdoctoral fellows, authors or researchers interested in sharing their knowledge, research and those who wish to learn more about transformative innovation, sustainable development, and the fourth industrial revolution, to participate in TRCTI Brown Bag sessions, In Conversations with Authors, and Debate Series hosted by the Trilateral Chair at UJ, in collaboration with SPRU, and ACTS.

TRCTI Brown Bag sessions offer an opportunity to present current research projects, draft papers, work in progress or preliminary work in an informal setting. All students and members of the Chair are invited to comment and give informal feedback. In an in-person session, we bring our lunches to the room, but in an online format that would be optional.

Through the In Conversations with Authors sessions, the Chair invites inspiring authors and prominent scholars to discuss their key contributions to the literature with students and emerging scholars. These papers will speak to the conceptual and theoretical frameworks that underpin and support the Research Chair’s focus on transformative innovation, 4IR, sustainable development and innovation policy.

The Debate Series engages in relevant topics in the realms of sustainable development, transformative innovation, and the fourth industrial revolution, allowing multiple perspectives to be shared on a single topic. Debates are open to students, professors, and researchers within UJ, SPRU and ACTS.

To attend these events virtually, keep an eye on the Trilateral Chair’s Twitter and LinkedIn pages. Contact Mrs. Mpho Mogotsi or Ms. Phindile Mahlangu to participate. Join us for a stimulating discussion and broaden your knowledge on these important topics.

To attend any of the above mentioned events online, keep an eye on our Twitter and LinkedIn pages, where we share updates on upcoming events. Additionally, if you would like to participate in any of the events mentioned, contact Ms. Phindile Mahlangu on and Mrs. Mpho Mogotsi on