The Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) and the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) are calling for the submission of funding applications for the extension of the Living Labs Pilot Programme. TIA calls for proposals for community-based rural Living Labs in marginalised communities of the following provinces: North West, Limpopo, Mpumalanga and Northern Cape. Applications will be accepted for
- Developing a new Living Lab/ Replicating a successful Living Lab (for funding up to a maximum of R2,5m); and
- Expansion of an existing Living Lab through launching an innovation
support programme to support innovators and/or focused on supporting co-creationwith local stakeholders (i.e. local innovators, community users, researchers, etc) particularly the youth (for funding of up to R1,5m).