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Welcome to the NSTF Awards, the flagship project of the

National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF)

in partnership with BHP Billiton since 2011

It affords the NSTF and its seven distinct partners/sponsors immense pleasure in announcing the finalists in their categories for the 17th NSTF-BHP Billiton Awards 2014/15. The process that will follow is:

  • Save the date for the acknowledgement of the finalists and announcement of the winners during the prestigious Awards Gala Dinner taking place on 9 July 2015 in Gauteng with the Patron, the Minister of Science and Technology
  • Join the celebration of the finalists and winners by making your online table or seat bookings. A variety of sponsorship packages with excellent benefits and brand exposure are also available.  Contact the NSTF Office for a sponsorship proposal.
  • Media coverage of the Awards nationwide through the official Media Partners namely; Business Report (carried by Pretoria News, The Star, Cape Times and The Mercury) and Mail&Guardian newspapers, the latter includes online profiling, on Friday, 10 July 2015. Unique advertising opportunities are available for your brand in these supplements. Contact Ms Wilna Eksteen in the NSTF Office.

The NSTF Awards encourage and reward excellence in scientific research, technological innovation, environmental sustainability/Green Economy, technology transfer, education & training, capacity building, management and communication & outreach, thereby honouring and celebrating outstanding contributions to science, engineering, technology and innovation (SETI) since 1998, and in partnership with BHP Billiton since 2011.

Upcoming talks: NSTF-BHP Billiton Awards Share ʼn Dare outreach programme, profiling winners as ambassadors and role models of SETI.

  • Prof A Grobler is scheduled to address learners at the UKZN Science and Technology Education Centre on 26 May 2015
  • Prof E Bateman is scheduled to address learners at the iThemba Labs in Faure on 26 June 2015

Click here to read more about these activities.

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The theme for the 2014/15 NSTF-BHP Billiton Awards is LIGHT.
2015 is the International Year of Light and Light Based Technologies - as declared by UNESCO.

For more information – visit http://www.light2015.org
Why light matters, and what is photonics?
Watch videos here: including the official video trailer for Cosmic Light IYL2015,
Visit the National Laser Centre at the CSIR

Department of Science and Technology

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      Last updated: 22 May, 2015

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