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Projects for prototype development in the CSIR Photonics Prototyping Facility

The CSIR’s Photonics Prototyping Facility(PPF) herewith invite Expression of Interest proposals to support the development of photonics-based prototype products for a specific market application. The invitation is directed at small, medium and micro enterprises, established private companies and technology entrepreneurs who require assistance in the development of innovative prototype products utilising photonics as a core building block.

The PPF has funding support available from the Department of Science and Innovation to support prototype development for photonics based product ideas which has been demonstrated at Technology Readiness Level 6, and which require technical support to develop towards a prototype for market evaluation and testing. The PPF consist of a number of state of the art facilities to support photonics based prototype development. Successful applicants will also have access to skilled engineers and scientists in the field of laser technology, optical, industrial and electronic engineering to support the prototype development phase.


Please note that the call for submission of Expression of Interest has a closing date of 30 September 2019.

Attached an PPF call advert, a PPF call guideline as well as a EoI proposal template for consideration.

All submissions must be made electronically to PPF@csir.co.za


PPF Advert
PPF Investment Guideline Aug 2019
EoI proposal CSIR-DSI Photonics Prototyping Facility Aug 2019 final