SKIES Training South Africa

By SKIES Project Team

Training Course
SKIES Training and Mentorship Programme South Africa


South Africa


– Organiser: SKIES Project Team
– Condition to participate: For South African PhD students/researchers only
– Language: English
– Virtual or in-person: In-person

Instructors:  Lucia Marchetti (UCT), Kechil Kirkham (IDIA/SARAO, SKA), Mark Johnson (SARAO) 

with the participation of SARAOUCT d-schoolUCT Research Contracts and Innovation Office and UWC Technology Transfer Office

Welcome to the new SKIES Training and Mentorship Programme! On this page, you can register for this programme, aimed at providing you with the best hard and soft skills for your career as a PhD** or young researcher (e.g. post-doc).

The programme starts with a week of training sessions at the UCT Graduate School of Business Conference Centre in Cape Town between the 4th and the 8th of April 2022. This will be followed by the assignment of mentors, who can help coach you through your career options into the future.

The SKIES training will take you through the basics of open science, design thinking, innovation and entrepreneurship in a week intensive course. There will be a focus on transferable skills and career development, and you will have the opportunity to talk with entrepreneurs working in various fields.

This programme has been developed by astronomers for astronomers, with expertise support from Erasmus Centre for EntrepreneurshipdotSPACE FoundationSARAOUCT d-schoolUCT Research Contracts and Innovation OfficeUWC Technology Transfer Office and UWC eResearch Office