Pretoria — South Africa and Norway are exploring new business opportunities in the blue economy and other innovative solutions to address global challenges such as rising poverty, inequality and increased demand for energy.The South Africa-Norway Science Week 2016 has officially opened at The Innovation Hub in Pretoria. Events for the week, which will wrap up on Friday, will be hosted in Pretoria and Cape Town.

Speaking at the start of the week on Monday, Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor said the event was opportune to bring together key players from higher education, research, innovation and business from the two countries to forge relationships and encourage collaboration between academia and industry across national borders."International cooperation and benchmarking provide important platforms for understanding and promoting the contribution of science and technology to economic development, especially in a global post-industrial, knowledge-based economy, whose principal imperative must be to enhance sustainability and green growth," the Minister said.

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