Prof. Mario Scerri (Xerri)
Professor, Tshwane University of Technology, Institute for Economic Research on Innovation (IERI)
Mario Scerri is the Founding Chairholder of the UNESCO Chair in African Integration and Innovation located in the Institute for Economic Research on Innovation (IERI) at the Tshwane University of Technology in South Africa. He is currently an Advisor to AUDA-NEPAD in the African Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators (ASTII) Programme. He is the author of The Evolution of the South African System of Innovation since 1916 (Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009), the editor of The Emergence of Systems of Innovation in South(ern) Africa: Long Histories and Contemporary Debates (Johannesburg: MISTRA and Real African Publishers, 2016).