Goal 9: Industry, innovation & infrastructure
Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

Steady progress has been made in the manufacturing industry. To achieve inclusive and sustainable industrialization, competitive economic forces need to be unleashed to generate employment and income, facilitate international trade and enable the efficient use of resources.

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Directech (PTY) LTD
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Directech (Pty) Ltd is a mechatronics innovation and development company that specialises in bespoke industrial turnkey solutions, comprising of robotic solutions, machine building solutions,...

Smit & Van Wyk Inc
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Smit & Van Wyk is a specialist Intellectual Property (IP) law firm. The firm deals exclusively with IP law in South Africa and across Africa as a whole. Our qualified attorneys have the...

Nelson Mandela University

A secure storage trolley for tablet computers which allows for them to be charged.

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The project aims to evaluate and design equipment required for repairing holes in primarily Power generation and Petro-Chemical components, using friction hydro pillar process (FHPP), which with...

Council for Scientific and Industrial Research

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Council for Scientific and Industrial Research

The offering is a large library of molecular biology enzymes. Among these, DNA Ligases, DNA polymerases and DNA endonucleases (comprising guided genome editing nucleases).  This pipeline of...

Council for Scientific and Industrial Research

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In the...

Council for Scientific and Industrial Research

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Council for Scientific and Industrial Research

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University of Pretoria

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Council for Scientific and Industrial Research

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Council for Scientific and Industrial Research

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Council for Scientific and Industrial Research

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North West University

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National Research Foundation

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National Research Foundation

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Water Technologies Demonstration Programme

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University of Zululand

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University of KwaZulu-Natal

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Small Enterprise Development Agency

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Vaal University of Technology

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Mangosuthu University of Technology

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The Council for Mineral Technology

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Council for Scientific and Industrial Research

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Cape Peninsula University of Technology

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Bradley Aviation Technologies

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Bradley Aviation Technologies

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Department of Trade and Industry
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CDP is an incentive programme that aims to promote industrialisation, sustainable economic growth and job creation needs of South Africa through cluster development and industrial parks.

Department of Trade and Industry
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Department of Trade and Industry
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Department of Trade and Industry
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Department of Trade and Industry
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Technology Innovation Agency
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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...

Technology Innovation Agency
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The main objective of the commercialisation support fund is to prepare innovators for follow-on funding, through limited support for market testing and validation. In this instance, the Technology...

Technology Innovation Agency
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The main objective of the Technology Innovation Agency's (TIA) Technology Development fund is to support the development of technologies from proof of concept, leading to product prototype, and...

Department of Science and Technology
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The incentive is aimed at encouraging private sector businesses to invest in and conduct R&D in South Africa. With increased R&D, businesses can enhance innovative capability and create...

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The Augmented Reality Platform is a cost effective and practical design in concept; many fields of engineering were consulted, with the emphasis being on developing a mechatronic design domain....

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Overview: 
A short description of the information call.

Proposals are hereby invited for the following three separate and independent elements within the Regional Innovation Support Programme:

  • Regional Innovation Networking platforms aimed at establishing networking platforms to bring together research, development and innovation communities, technology SMMEs, industry and government.
  • Feasibility study or business plan support for innovation enabling mechanisms such as:
    • Science and Technology Parks, Techno Parks, Innovation Hubs or other similar concepts.
    • Other innovation enabling mechanisms and initiatives.
  • Innovation Baseline Studies to assess and analyse the status of Regional Innovation Systems (RISs), in a particular location, in terms of their effectiveness and readiness to promote and support innovation in the regions (including provinces and local municipalities).

Download the RISP Call for Proposal here  

Full description: 
A full description of the call for information.

Proposals are hereby invited for the following three separate and independent elements within the Regional Innovation Support Programme:

  • Regional Innovation Networking platforms aimed at establishing networking platforms to bring together research, development and innovation communities, technology SMMEs, industry and government.
  • Feasibility study or business plan support for innovation enabling mechanisms such as:
    • Science and Technology Parks, Techno Parks, Innovation Hubs or other similar concepts.
    • Other innovation enabling mechanisms and initiatives.
  • Innovation Baseline Studies to assess and analyse the status of Regional Innovation Systems (RISs), in a particular location, in terms of their effectiveness and readiness to promote and support innovation in the regions (including provinces and local municipalities).

Proposal Specifications

The proposed project must include at least one of the following (as separate proposals):

Regional Innovation Networking Platforms are aimed at strengthening regional/rural innovation systems by establishing Networking and Collaboration Platforms that brings together research, development, innovation communities/civil society, technology SMMEs, industry and government. These platforms should take advantage of their spatial closeness of different innovation actors (with complementary knowledge and resources) and create a favourable environment for:

  • Harnessing Science, Technology & Innovation (STI) for socio-economic development.
  • Promoting, supporting and mentoring technology based technology SMMEs through implementation of innovation-driven activities.
  •  Initiating and implementing prospective innovation driven projects, programmes and initiatives directed at spurring their regional economies, industrialisation, regional capacity development and creation of job opportunities.
  • Enabling innovation, including capacitating stakeholders with respect to innovation.
  • Promoting inclusive economic growth.

The proposals must clearly articulate the following minimum requirements for Regional Innovation Networking Platforms:
1. Situational Assessment (relevant to innovation).
2. Mechanisms for meaningful participation of previously disadvantaged individuals, including businesses owned by females and people living with disabilities.
3. The platform’s Geographic Spread of Development.
4. Mechanisms for meaningful participation of knowledge partners (innovators, universities, science councils, STI institutions etc.), government (provincial/local), innovation communities (civil society) and industry.
5. Demonstrate support towards and development of economic sectors, taking into account social impact and new areas of growth.
6. Co-funding contribution, preferably in cash, from local or regional partner(s).
7. Structured and relevant STI capacity buildings programmes (training, networking, mentorship, workshops, conferences etc.) to enable improved innovation driven industrial competitiveness. Financial support will not cover the cost of international conferences and traveling, as well as business incubation activities or general SMME development services (such as financial management, accounting, human resources, customer care, report writing, business writing skills etc.)

8. Support mechanisms for improved innovation partnership deals (e.g. access to information, business strategy, legal/IP templates, funding proposals).
9. Demonstrate alignment, linkages and awareness to Provincial and Local development plans and strategies.
10. Promote partnerships and collaborations, including securing co-funding.
11. The proposal must map out stakeholders to constitute the Platform Steering Committee (consisting of various regional stakeholders) and Lead Institution (applicant and the Platform host). This must include contributions and responsibilities (financial or/and non-financial) of each stakeholder, accompanied by a signed letter of support and commitment.
12. The proposal should outline how the applicant’s initiative would leverage the relevant innovation mechanisms and instruments.
13. A detailed budget breakdown must be submitted by the applicant, including sources of co-funding and its related expenses.

Download the RISP Call for Proposals here 

Friday, September 13, 2019
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