Innovation in South Africa – the role of the Technological Innovation Agency
CITATION: Van Zyl, A. 2011. Innovation in South Africa – the role of the Technological Innovation Agency. South African Journal of Science, 107(1/2), Art. #594,doi:10.4102/sajs.v107i1/2.594.
The original publication is available at http://archive.sajs.co.za
Research turns money into knowledge, whereas innovation turns knowledge into money. This simplistic description of the difference between research and innovation makes the key distinction between producers of knowledge on one hand, and social and economic entrepreneurs on the other.