IGWS 2017 Annual Report

- 20 Aug 2018

In January 2017 the IGWS’s fifth anniversary was celebrated by the South African table grape and wine industries, Stellenbosch University, the initial donors: Dr Johann Rupert - Reinet Foundation, Vinpro and Sanlam, as well as many distinguished guests. This collaboration between the table grape and wine industries and Stellenbosch University is a model partnership that is delivering results that will have a far reaching impact going forward. 

Seven platforms were established and various human resources employed in order to drive a focussed approach to achieve the initial objectives set. The results of the seven platforms are clearly illustrated in this report, delivering results via excellently trained graduates and postgraduates, internationally peer reviewed publications and various knowledge transfer initiatives. The team is not looking backwards, but are focussed with energy on the future to be innovative and forward-thinking to ensure Stellenbosch University and the table grape and wine industries are at the forefront of teaching, research, innovation and knowledge transfer.

IGWS 2016 Annual Report

- 20 Jun 2017

Another year has passed and it is hard to believe that the IGWS is already in its 4th year of existence. The IGWS have made tremendous strides since its inception in 2013 and if one reflect over the four year period it is commendable to see the progress achieved. This is evident in the outputs achieved in all of the platforms as well as the closer collaboration between the SA wine industry and academia on various exciting initiatives.

The year started off with a bang and all hands were on deck focusing on the structural repositioning of the Department of Viticulture and Oenology (DVO), the Institute for Wine Biotechnology (IWBT) and the IGWS. There was a strong commitment from all involved in the process and it is my belief that the whole environment, as well as industry will benefit tremendously because of the outcomes of this process.

IGWS 2015 Annual Report

- 23 Aug 2016

The IGWS moved out of the starting blocks and is well on the way to fulfil its Phase one mandate, which is to enhance capacity for research, teaching, innovation and technology transfer within the Department of Viticulture and Oenology at Stellenbosch University. Overall progress is satisfactory and the broader vision is still to expand to other critical role players/partners who provide research and training services and support to the SA wine industry. The platforms each crafted a strategic document outlining their unique strategic intent and provided the detail as to how these goals would be achieved.

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