Bridging Innovation chasm

Bridging Innovation chasm

Between research and development from higher education institutions, science councils
public entities, private sector and commercialisation

Between research and development from higher education
institutions, science councils public entities, private sector
and commercialisation

Annual Southern Africa Innovation Forum 2018

Annual Southern Africa Innovation Forum 2018

The Southern Africa Innovation Support Programme (SAIS 2) with Southern African Innovation Summit and Connected Hubs*
is excited to announce that we are hosting a dynamic event at the SA Innovation Summit on 12 September 2018. Save this date!

SAIS 2 with Connected Hubs* is excited to announce that we are hosting
a dynamic event at the SA Innovation Summit on 12 September 2018.
Save this date!

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Seed Fund Programme

Seed Fund Programme

To assist innovators at higher education institutions and SMMEs to advance their research
outputs and ideas to develop prototypes

To assist innovators at higher education institutions and SMMEs
to advance their research outputs and ideas to develop prototypes

Youth Technology Innovation

Youth Technology Innovation

Youth Technology Innovation was created in order to accommodate young innovators who may
not necessarily be directly linked to any SCs, HEIs and SMMEs.

Youth Technology Innovation was created in order to accommodate young
innovators who may not necessarily be directly linked to any
SCs, HEIs and SMMEs.

Innovation Skills Development

Innovation Skills Development

The programme aims to stimulate a culture of innovation thinking within the national system of
innovation, thus increasing the rate of translation of innovative ideas into novel technologies, products and services.

The programme aims to stimulate a culture of innovation thinking
within the national system of innovation, thus increasing the rate of
translation of innovative ideas into novel technologies

Technology Stations

Technology Stations

The Programme provides access to world-class infrastructure and expertise that would otherwise
not be available to stakeholders in the NSI, to enable them to engage in technology innovation.

The Programme provides access to world-class infrastructure and
expertise that would otherwise not be available to stakeholders in
the NSI, to enable them to engage in technology innovation.

Technology Platforms

Technology Platforms

The Technology Platforms Programme identifies opportunities, supports and manages TIA’s
technology platforms by providing funding to facilitate access to key technical infrastructure

The Technology Platforms Programme identifies opportunities, supports
and manages TIA’s technology platforms by providing funding to facilitate
access to key technical infrastructure

Technology Innovation Cluster Programme

Technology Innovation Cluster Programme

The unit aims to fund technology development by facilitating an
enabling environment for the advancement of technology innovation

The unit aims to fund technology development by facilitating an enabling environment
for the advancement of technology innovation

Global Cleantech Innovation Programme

Global Cleantech Innovation Programme

The Global Cleantech Innovation Programme for SMEs (GCIP-SA) is South Africa’s largest ‘Cleantech Accelerator’ and
offers a unique competition-based approach to identify innovative small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) across South Africa.

The Global Cleantech Innovation Programme for SMEs (GCIP-SA)
is South Africa’s largest ‘Cleantech Accelerator’ and offers a unique
competition-based approach to identify innovative small enterprises (SMEs)

Who we are

TIA is a national public entity that serves as the key institutional intervention to bridge the innovation chasm between research and development from higher education institutions, science councils, public entities, and private sector, and commercialisation.

Innovation Calls

Strategic Roles

TIA will scout for new ideas through a number of mechanisms

What we offer

The TIA Mandate is to provide financial and non-financial support to innovators and inventors

The TIA Act established the Technology Innovation Agency 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 TIA recognises that it must straddle the gap between scientific research on the one end, where scientific or technological ideas originate, and established businesses on the other end.

The objective of the funding is to support the development of new or improved novel or/and innovative technologies (including products, services and processes) with the intention to have them commercialised. For more details when you want to apply for funding please click the following link

The seven (7) TIA programmes below aims to stimulate, enable and support the culture of innovation in South Africa and therefore contribute towards building a vibrant eco-system within the National System of Innovation.

Seed Fund Programme
Youth Technology Innovation
Innovation Skills Development
Technology Stations Programme
Technology Platforms
Technology Innovation Cluster Programme
Global Cleantech Innovation Programme

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