Sector’s Funding CriteriaFit any of the five sector areas of interest Offer a technology-based product/service/process offering that have strong potential for market capitalisation strong value proposition – solution someone is prepared to pay for Have the potential for high impact and enhance competitiveness at (firm?organization), industry and sector levels Address national imperatives such as creating socio-economic value for all South Africans and enhancing the global competitiveness of SA industries without increased adverse impact on...Read more >>
EngineeringEngineering Services`s objectives is to stimulate and accelerate the mutually beneficial inter-actions between Universities (of Technology) and Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and specific Industry via the intermediary services of Technology Transfer Centres (called Technology Stations). Engineering Services Division facilitates networking and make sure that the variety of expertise available through Technology Stations will be bundled to provide comprehensive solutions for complex challenges within the relevant industries. It aims to strengthen technological innovation activities a...Read more >>
Industrial Biotechnology Sector Unit (IBSU)
The Industrial Biotechnology sector is one of the three biotechnology sectors within TIA. It focuses on the application for the environmentally friendly and sustainable production and processing of biochemicals, biomaterials and bioenergy, as well as biominerals from renewable resources using living organisms or their enzymes. The processes utilised are generally cleaner, generate very little waste and require less energy than existing processes. Industrial biotechnology is generally referred to as ‘white’ biotechnology.