The Massachusetts-South Africa Technology Fellowship Program is co-managed by South Africa Partners in Boston and Bentley University. It is funded through Pro Fellows, a US State Department initiative.
Last October, a group of South African professionals in the technology and life sciences fields spent time working in Massachusetts at various sites, including M2D2. Now it is time for the reverse exchange. For the next two weeks, a group of seven professionals from Massachusetts are working in different areas of South Africa. Led by Carol Cashion Jackson from the South Africa Partners Boston office, the US contingent includes Mary Ann Picard from M2D2, Catherine Ives from MIT, Sarah Delmar from the Cambridge Innovation Center, Andrea Stamp from MassMedic, Beth Nicklas from the Mass Life Sciences Center, Terrence Dobrowsky from Biogen Idec, and Larry Heim from State Street.
On Day 1 we set the backdrop by visiting Constitution Hill and Liliesleaf, important current, historical and cultural sites. Tomorrow we head to the Innovation Center in Pretoria followed by the official welcome dinner.