Technology Innovation Agency South Africa
Innovation Support
Living Labs
Grant Funding

The Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) and the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) are calling for the submission of funding applications for the extension of the Living Labs Pilot Programme. TIA calls for proposals for community-based rural Living Labs in marginalised communities of the following provinces: Limpopo and Mpumalanga.

Applications will be accepted for:

  • Developing a new Living Lab/ Replicating a successful Living Lab (for funding up to a maximum of R2,5m); and
  • Expansion of an existing Living Lab through launching an innovation support programme to support innovators and/or focused on supporting co-creation with local stakeholders (i.e., local innovators, community users, researchers, etc), particularly the youth (for funding of up to R1,5m).

Complete the application form

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Closing date
Agriculture, forestry and fishing
​Mining and quarrying
​Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply
Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities
​Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles
​Transportation and storage
Accommodation and food service activities
​Information and communication
Financial and insurance activities
Professional, scientific and technical activities
Administrative and support service activities
Human health and social work activities