- To provide a forum at which PhD students, RAs, CoS Coordinators, scientific supervisors, domain experts, and chair persons of CoS-SIS Programme Management Teams can meet and discuss.
- To create an opportunity for all the CoS-SIS actors to get a broad view and a common understanding of the CoS-SIS research programme and its background.
- To begin to create a common perspective on institutional change, the Innovation Systems Approach, Multi-Stakeholder Processes and other key concepts.
- To present, discuss and agree on the overall ‘quasi-experimental’ research design of CoS-SIS and its use of Causal Process Tracing (CPT).
- For the Research Associates (RAs) to present the results of the opportunity scoping in each of the CoS-SIS domains and for these results to be critically discussed and decided upon by the CoS-SIS actors.
- For the CoS-SIS partners to discuss and guide the next steps of the CoS-SIS process defining the work of both PhDs and RAs.
FARA presented a paper during the Innovation Systems Approach and its relevance session: Why is innovation systems approach important for Africa ( Wale Adekunle, FARA)