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The Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) was established in terms of the TIA Act, 2008 (Act No. 26 of 2008), with the objective of stimulating and intensifying technological innovation in order to improve economic growth and the quality of life of all South Africans by developing and exploiting technological innovations. TIA’s core business objective is to support the development and commercialisation of competitive technology-based services and products. The Agency primarily uses South Africa’s science and technology base to develop new industries, create sustainable jobs and help diversify the economy. It invests in the following technology sectors: Advanced Manufacturing, Agriculture, Industrial Biotechnology, Health, Mining, Energy and ICT. THE MERGER TIA was formed through merging seven DST entities previously ta...

In a bid to assist local entrepreneurs grow their business and create more employment opportunities, eThekwini Municipality in partnership with UKZN and other stakeholders recently launched Innovate Durban during a two-day Innovation Summit at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban. Read more...

Sustainability Week 2014 is well underway at the CSIR. This event serves as a valuable stage for the City of Tshwane’s strategic framework for a green economy.  Click here to read more...  

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TIA Mandate to provide funding (extracted from draft Investment Framework Policy) The TIA Act establishes the TIA with the objective of: “… stimulating and intensifying technological innovation in order to improve economic growth and the quality of life of all South Africans by developing and exploiting technological innovations.”  In giving effect to this objective the TIA recognises that it must straddle the gap between scientific research on the one end, where scientific or technological ideas originate, and established business on the other end.  The TIA will achieve its vision through an emphasis on innovation at firm level in key strategic industry sectors to improve the competitiveness of regional economies. The TIA seeks to support technological ideas moving along the technology innovation value chain,...

Tshwane Animal Health Innovation Cluster Initiative   The Technology Innovation Agency (TIA), in partnership with key stakeholders within the National System of Innovation, officially launched the Tshwane Animal Health Innovation Cluster (the “Cluster”) on 3 October 2012. The Cluster is a TIA-led initiative that aims to create an enabling environment for the local animal health industry to develop and commercialise safe, effi...

Youth Technology Innovation Fund   The Youth Technology Innovation Fund (YTIF) is aimed at promoting and stimulating the culture of technology innovation and entrepreneurship amongst the youth by providing access to financial and business support resources. This funding instrument is aimed at the youth between the ages of 18 and 30 who are not already funded through other TIA funding instruments.

Metagenomics Platform                      The main objective of this platform has been the discovery and exploitation of novel genes and/or their products from South Africa’s extreme environments like deep mines for industrial applications. Read More

The CGS has acquired a sound knowledge of African geology, based on more than a 100- year history of mapping in Africa, mostly in South Africa and Namibia, and a proud record of publications of maps on various scales, as well as numerous publications (Handbooks, Memories, Bulletins, Map Explanations, etc).Read more...  

The ARC was established in 1990 through the Agricultural Research Act, 1990 (Act no. 86 of 1990). The Agricultural Research Council proved itself to be the principal agricultural research institution in South Africa. The primary mandate of the ARC is to promote Agriculture and Industry, to contribute to a better quality of life; and to facilitate and ensure resource conservation. Read more...

The Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) was inaugurated in May 1996 by the former President of South Africa and patron of the Academy, Nelson Mandela. It was formed in response to the need for an academy of science congruent with the dawn of democracy in South Africa – activist in its mission of using science for the benefit of society. Read more...

Switchboard: +27 (0) 12 472 2700 Postal Address: P.O. Box 172 Menlyn Pretoria 0063 Physical Address: TIA House 83 Lois Avenue Menlyn Pretoria 0181 Email:info@tia.org.za Web Address:www.tia.org.za

Competitiveness through Sustainable Innovation in the Clothing and Textile sector.   Date: Thursday 28 August 2014 Time: 14h00 to 16h30 (Refreshments served) Venue: TECHNOLOGY STATION CLOTHING AND TEXTILES Clothing and Textiles Building Cape Peninsula University of Technology Symphony Way Bellville

Animal Breeding and Reproduction Technology Platform (ABRTP) Workshop Invitation The Agri-Biotech Business Unit initiated dialogue with stakeholders regarding the establishment of the Animal Breeding and Reproduction Technology Platform (ABRTP). Discussions started around November 2012. Subsequently, extensive stakeholder engagements were held in various parts of the country and a report synthesising these perspectives was assimilated into a ...

CLIPDC (Creating and Leveraging intellectual Property in Developing Countries) 2013 Current Agenda