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Summary: 
A short description of the funding opportunity.

The SPII Matching Scheme provides financial assistance in the form of a non-taxable, non-repayable grant of 50% of qualifying costs incurred in pre-competitive development activity associated with a specific project to a maximum of R5 million.

Full description: 
A detailed description of the funding opportunity.

The SPII Matching Scheme provides financial assistance in the form of a non-taxable , non-repayable grant of 50% of qualifying costs incurred in pre-competitive development activity to a maximum of R5 million. The scheme provides support to South African registered companies engaged in pre-competitive development activity in manufacturing or related industrial fields, or software development, which intends to lead to commercialisation of the product being developed. The support is only provided for pre-competitive development (Technology Readiness Level (TRL) 4), excluding basic and applied research. The major proportion of the development project and manufacturing of the product must take place in South Africa. The scheme does not provide support to projects that are; more than 50% complete at the time of application, receiving funding from other government funds, projects of military nature, unless they have substantial commercial or civilian application, and projects where technology is licensed from a third party and the license agreement restricts the commercial application.

What is funded: 
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Pre-competitive development activities

Project assessment criteria: 
Your project will be assessed based on the following criteria.

Development should represent significant advance in technology, development and subsequent production must take place within South Africa, Intellectual Property to reside in South African registered company and participating businesses should be South African registered enterprises.

Limitations: 
Exclusions to the funding opportunities are described below.

The scheme does not provide support to projects that are; more than 50% complete at the time of application, receiving funding from other government funds, projects of military nature, unless they have substantial commercial or civilian application, and projects where technology is licensed from a third party and the license agreement restricts the commercial application. Government funded institutions (e.g. Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)) do not directly qualify for support but may participate as subcontractor(s).

Fund type: 
Applicable funding type(s).
How to apply: 
How to apply for the funding opportunity.

To apply visit the dti website, and locate the financial assistance tab. All information including application forms and guidelines is provided for in each of the dti funding and/or incentives. Completed application forms with supporting documents must be submitted via email to spiiapplications@thedti.gov.za

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Organisation sector: 
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Country: 
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City: 
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Pretoria

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