4 March 2024

Smart Energy Network Launch

Physical Event 

CTICC, Cape Town, South Africa


Innovate UK – the national innovation agency of the UK Government – invites you to the official networking reception of the African Energy Indaba and launch of the UK-South Africa Smart Energy Innovation Network.

Hosted at an exclusive rooftop venue the night before the start of the Indaba, this inaugural reception is for conference speakers and selected guests representing the most innovative and influential players in Africa’s energy sector.

Join us for an evening of meaningful networking with industry peers. Together, we will introduce a new collaborative network that aims to forge partnerships between African and UK organisations, and by harnessing smart technologies and artificial intelligence,  drive sustainable energy development across the continent.

With opening remarks from the British High Commissioner to South Africa, this welcoming reception promises insightful dialogues on the future of energy, the role of strategic partnerships, and the network’s vision of stimulating the continent’s energy ambitions.

Themes to be discussed:

Building smarter grids and opening up applications for AI in energy infrastructure

Effectively integrating renewable energy and storage technologies

Strategies to bridge technologies and markets with the UK and beyond

Cybersecurity and data-driven planning for key infrastructure

Refreshments and canapés will be served. Should you wish to attend, you may do so by registering your interest in writing to matthew.bray@iuk.ktn-global.org.