One of the country’s prominent innovation specialists urged local universities to form partnerships with existing incubators rather than incurring the costs involved with setting up their own. Dr McLean Sibanda (below left), Managing Director of Bigen Global Limited, is the much-respected author of Nuts & Bolts: Strengthening Africa’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Ecosystems.

He was speaking at the EDHE Executive Leadership Workshop (#ELW) 2021 – themed Entrepreneurship at Universities – convened by Universities South Africa (USAf) through the EDHE Programme, and in partnership with the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET), the British Council and Stellenbosch University.