Call for Abstracts: SARIMA Conference 2019


SARIMA invites you to make a contribution to the 2019 Annual Conference – your opportunity to present stimulating findings, best practices, case studies and the chance to make a difference to the future of research and innovation management in Southern Africa.

Conference Theme: “Global Future – Local Needs” How do we meet local needs while ensuring our research remains globally relevant? Does our research offer us a place on the future global stage but tackle local problems? What is the role of research and innovation management in connecting us globally and keeping us locally relevant? Our sessions explore these tough questions in an  era where the gaps between science in the developed world and needs in the developing world have widened, and funders have to make tough decisions about what to fund and how it makes a difference. Research and innovation shapes societies of the future – and we need to ensure that that future includes us.

How to Submit an Abstract:

Delegates wishing to present an oral or poster presentation are invited to submit a 250-word summary for consideration and inclusion in the programme. Abstracts must be submitted online via

For Abstract guidelines and themes please click here.

The deadline for submissions is 29 March 2019