Tech opportunities for the Oceans Economy

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Tech opportunities for the Oceans Economy

Time: May 11, 2016 from 6pm to 8pm
Location: CPUT ( Belleville Campus) - New Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering Building
Street: Symphony way
City/Town: Cape Town
Phone: 0768802649
Event Type: conference
Organized By: French Tech CPT
Latest Activity: May 11, 2016

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Event Description

F’SATI (French South African Institute of Technology) is a French South African graduate institute for teaching, research and development, located in South Africa, that contributes to the creation of knowledge and transfer of technology in South Africa. It is supported by the Embassy of France, the Chambre de Commerce et d’Industrie of the region Paris Ile-de-France, the Department of Science and Technology (SA Government) and many other institutions.

In 2016, F’SATI celebrates 20 years of the institute’s existence. In addition, a new French Tech hub was recently launched in Cape Town.

In honour of these two events related to the French South African partnership, F’SATI’s CPUT node is cordially inviting you to a French Tech and CAP40 business conference.

Business conference: Tech opportunities for the Oceans Economy

CPUT is committed to the advancement of maritime domain technologies. Alongside the government-driven Operation Phakisa (, innovative programmess are being initiated such as F’SATI developing a Nanosatellite constellation for the tracking of ships.

The following topics will be covered:

  • CPUT’s contribution to Operation Phakisa
  • Nanosatellite technologies for maritime services
  • Maritime surveillance and monitoring
  • Oceans Economy



Prof. Yves Blanchard, Scientific Director of F’SATI, will be the host and the confirmed speakers are:

  • Professor Shaun Pather – Research and Technology Innovation (CPUT)
  • Professor Robert van Zyl, Director of the Africa Space Innovation Centre, F'SATI
  • Humbulani Mudau, Chief Director Space Science, Department of Science and Technology
  • Professor Kenneth Findlay, Chair in the Oceans Economy, CPUT


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Cocktails offered by our sponsor Top12Wines

N.B : For all persons interested by this event but who could not come because of a transport reason, African Eagle proposes you a free shuttle for the return journey.

See the special Interview with Dr Gérard ORJUBIN, French Technical Expert made especially for you by the Cap40 team to give you a behind the scenes insight on wednesday's event!


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