SAP research unit appoints new principle researcher


SAP_logo.pngThe SAP Meraka Unit for Technology Development (UTD) has appointed Professor Lucas Venter as its principal researcher from 1 April 2009.

“Professor Venter will join Professor Jan Eloff, our newly appointed director of research, in providing direction for the SAP Meraka UTD’s research projects – with specific responsibility for ensuring that the UTD fufills its mandate of developing advanced human capital and of establishing European research collaboration” says Danie Kok, director of the SAP Research CEC in Pretoria.

Founded in 2007, the SAP Meraka UTD is a joint initiative between the CSIR’s Meraka Institute and the SAP Research CEC in Pretoria – supported by the Department of Science and Technology.

The Meraka Institute’s major objective is to promote national economic and social development through human capital development and needs-based research and innovation in the ICT sector.