Improving the Regional Innovation Network

The objective of IRIS was to strengthen regional innovation networks through structured collaborations, in order to overcome intrinsic barriers and promote innovation in core Western Cape value chains

The IRIS programme stemmed from the recognition of the EDP and its partners that innovation is at the heart of moving the country from its mix of resource- and efficiency-driven economic activity to the one driven by the generation and application of knowledge.

The IRIS programme was made possible by the support of the Western Cape Government and Department of Science and Technology (DST).