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Innovation Office’s Ms Naazlene Patel won the DST-SARIMA* Award for Early Career Excellence in Innovation Management at the SARIMA gala dinner last week.

Presented by the Deputy Director General of DST, Mr Mmboneni Muofhe, the award recognises individuals who are newcomers to the Research Management or Innovation Management profession in Southern Africa and highlights the significant contribution made to their institutions and their country, with a focus on contributions in 2016.

Receiving the award from Mr Muofhe (right) and Dr Jose Jackson-Malete (SARIMA President - left) is Ms Naazlene Patel (Innovation Manager).

Mr Fredrick Matongo (currently Tech Transfer Manager at University of Fort Hare but part of NMMU’s Innovation Office in 2015) received the Award for Professional Excellence.

*DST (Department of Science and Technology), SARIMA (Southern African Research and Innovation Management Association)


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