Ms Karen Eksteen

Karen has over 10 years innovation management experience focused on innovation investment, technology innovation, business incubation and technology transfer management. She holds a M-degree in Business Leadership from University of South Africa and a BSc Hons (Microbiology) from the University of Free State, SA. Karen is passionate about entrepreneurship and innovation management for new technologies and new venture creation and enjoys supporting and facilitating the technology innovation process.

As an Innovation Skills Development Programme Manager at the Technology Innovation Agency, Karen leads and manages a number of skills interventions that are targeted at national and international skills transfer and partnering initiatives to improve the innovation capacity in South Africa.