Global Research and Business Incubation Pretoria, established in 2005, is our first location in a developing region. It is a leading, globally-recognized research institute in the field of Internet applications and services for emerging economies (BRICS and Africa). By demonstrating innovation and creating impact for stakeholders, researchers in Pretoria are contributing to the development of the new generation of SAP products and services that can support socioeconomic development in up-and-coming regions.
Our team in Pretoria is conducting projects in the field using the living labs methodology – working directly with end users in emerging economies to improve their livelihood.
1. BiYP – Business in Your Pocket for VSEs in Emerging Economies
A cloud-based Mobile Services Platform for Very Small Enterprises (VSEs) in Emerging Economies
2. Counterfeit medicine – Help patients in developing regions to identify Counterfeit Medicine
A cloud-based Mobile Platform for identifying counterfeit medicine in developing regions like Africa
3. Waste4Me – Mobile Assisted Recycling in South Africa
A cloud-based Mobile Platform for recycling activities in South Africa
4. Boda-Bodas - An idea for improving the chaotic operations of Boda-Bodas
An electronic system to foster self-regulation in the Boda-Boda Industry
5. ICT in Education – Contextualized Educational Solution(s)
Appropriate and relevant solutions for the South African Education System
Our location in Pretoria has a strong collaborative relationship with the Department of Science and Technology and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research of the South African Government. A number of recognized senior researchers at South African universities are appointed in a part-time capacity to work at Pretoria, fostering the group's research capacity building efforts. In addition, the Human Capital Development Program provides Ph.D. and masters students with the opportunity to contribute to a wide range of topics over multiple disciplines, ranging from computer science to gender studies.
In collaboration with its strong internal and external ecosystem, researchers in Pretoria are investigating the topics of e-energy, e-education, and m-health within the context of very small enterprises in emerging economies. A special emphasis is placed on cloud computing, mobile, on-demand, and on-device technologies.
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We offer various opportunities for experienced researchers, entrants, and students to work in an international, application-oriented, and collaborative research environment.
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