National Research Foundation South Africa
Grant Funding
Earth Observation

The South African Space Agency (SANSA) and the National Research  Foundation (NRF) invite start-ups, small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs), and entrepreneurs to submit applications for funding through the New Earth Observation Frontiers Enterprise Innovation Support Fund (NEOFrontiersEISF).

This initiative is a sub-program of NEOFrontiers, which is funded by SANSA and managed by the NRF to support skills, technology and product development.

NEOFrontiersEISF will focus on novel uses of  Earth Observation in the following areas:

  • Applications and product development in banking, insurance, mining, health innovation, and community-based services.
  • Cross-cutting service areas/decision support tools to support the circular economy; blue economy; security and defence; food security/ precision agriculture; disaster risk reduction; and early warning systems.

Funding information; 

  • Funding approach: Grant
  • Funding limit: Maximum of R 1 000 000 for the duration of the project

Click here to apply.

Agriculture, forestry and fishing
​Mining and quarrying
Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities
​Information and communication
Financial and insurance activities
Professional, scientific and technical activities
Administrative and support service activities
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