Human Capacity Development Grant for the F'SATI space programme
Over the past few years F’SATI has proved their worth in the higher education sector and has positioned itself as CPUT’s flagship programme. It developed and launched Africa’s first CubeSat in 2013, produced 50 engineers and has established itself as a CubeSat technology support hub for Africa.
It is also home to the Africa Space Innovation Centre, an innovation hub that boasts an impressive product line of satellite communications systems that are being marketed internationally by Clyde Space in Scotland.
The Institute’s Human Capacity Development Grant from the National Research Foundation (NRF) for the FSATI@CPUT space programme has been renewed for the next three years. The NRF manages the contract on behalf of the Department of Science and Technology which has funded the F’SATI Space Programme since 2009.
South African Research Chairs Initiative (SARChI) event
On the 7th of March took place the event organised by NFR and DST for the public announcement of the new research chairs holders.
F'SATI had the honour of being part of this event for two chairs.
Enabled Environments for assisted living (F'SATI at TUT)
Professor Karim Djouani has been nominated chair holder of the enabled environments for assisted living chair in the Tshwane University of Technology. This chair will be hosted in the French South African Institute of Technology (F'SATI) and is a reconnaissance of the research work that has been developed for many years by the F'SATI team of Professors and students in the niche area in enabled environment and assistance to the handicapped.
The SARCHi chair in the Enabled Environment for Assisted Living will focus on the development of mechatronic and networked technologies to assist persons with disabilities and the elderly.
Innovative Small Satellite Technology and Applications for Africa (F'SATI at CPUT)
Professor NORMAN G. FITZ-COY has been nominated chair holder of the Innovative Small Satellite Technology and Applications for Africa chair in the Cape Peninsula University of Technology. This chair will be hosted in the French South African Institute of Technology (F'SATI) and will leverage on its national and international flagship Postgraduate Programme in Satellite Systems Engineering. It is this programme that led to the launch of the first South African and African CubeSat in November 2013.
Education and training forum
On the occasion of the visit to CPUT of Mr. Vermès, Vice President of the French Paris Ile-de-France Chamber of Commerce and Industry, founding member of the F’SATI cooperation, F'SATI at CPUT is organizing a forum with company and institutional representatives about education and training needs for Human Capacity Development.
Date: Friday, 21 February 2014
Venue: Alliance Française, 155 Loop Street, Cape Town