Technology Innovation Agency South Africa | Pretoria
Summary: 
A short description of the funding opportunity.

The TIA Seed Fund objective is to assist innovators at higher education institutions and Small, Medium and Micro-sized Enterprises (SMMEs) to advance their research outputs and ideas to develop prototypes, proof of concepts and business cases.

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

To apply for the seed funding, innovators should contact the TTOs at the relevant university, or their local regional development agency. The online application is not available for the seed fund.

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
Technology readiness level 7
Follow this link to access more information regarding this funding opportunity.
Your project will be assessed based on the following criteria.

TIA will assess the attractiveness and suitability of project opportunities in terms of (among
others):
i. the innovativeness of the technology and/or envisaged product/process/service;
ii. the current stage of technology development (TRL);
iii. the planned path of innovation;
iv. the feasibility and viability of the technology being developed;
v. the attractiveness of the product or service in the targeted market;
vi. the viability of the business model;
vii. the structure and processes required to commercialise;
viii. the competence, capability and readiness of the team or entity to commercialise the
opportunity

The process followed to select and award funding.

TIA has a three-stage application process; the submission of a Statement of Interest and basic
assessment, full assessment, and approval.

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