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Department of Trade and Industry South Africa | Pretoria
Summary: 
A short description of the funding opportunity.

THRIP is a cost-sharing grant of up to R8 million per annum for a period of 3 years for approved projects engaged in applied research and development (R&D) in science, engineering and technology.

Full description: 
A detailed description of the funding opportunity.

THRIP is intended to leverage collaborative partnerships between government and industry (working with academia) for R&D in science, engineering and technology on a cost-sharing basis, to produce highly skilled human resources and technology solutions, for improved industry competitiveness. The applicant must; be a registered legal entity in South Africa, have a partnership with one partner being a South African research institution and the duration of the partnership must be equal to or more than the period of the THRIP project. The project must include at least one registered South African student at 4th-year level of study or higher, in the science, engineering and technology (SET) fields. In order to be supported the project must (among others) be applied research in the fields of science, engineering and/or
technology whose outputs could make a significant contribution towards improving the industry partner's competitive edge. Projects will be funded according to the funding formulae; large companies will receive a contribution of 50%, 75% for Small, Medium and Micro-sized Enterprises (SMMEs), 80% for SMMEs with level 2 Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) contributor status and 90% for SMMEs with level 1 B-BBEE contributor status, or applicant partnering with previously disadvantaged black universities.

A description of what is funded by this opportunity.

Applied research and development

Applicable funding type(s).
Grant funding
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 can be submitted via e-mail to thripapplications@thedti.gov.za.

Organisations with projects/technologies in the following organisation sector(s) may qualify to receive the funding.
Government
The minimum Technology Readiness Level a technology should have to be considered for this funding opportunity. Please follow the link to view more information on Technology Readiness Levels: Technology Readiness Levels
TRL 1: Basic principles observed and reported (seed funding, early stage funding)
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Your project will be assessed based on the following criteria.

The applicant must; be a registered legal entity in South Africa, have a partnership with one partner being a South African research institution and the duration of the partnership must be equal to or more than the period of the THRIP project. The project must include at least one registered South African student at 4th-year level of study or higher, in the science, engineering and technology fields. In order to be supported the project must (among others) be applied research in the fields of science, engineering and/or technology whose outputs could make a significant contribution towards improving the industry partner's competitive edge.

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