The Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) is an entity of the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI). It was established in terms of the TIA Act, 2008 (Act No. 26 of 2008), with an objective to stimulate, intensify and exploit technological innovation; to improve economic growth and; the quality of life for all South Africans.
The Agricultural Bioeconomy Innovation Partnership Programme (ABIPP) is an instrument established by the Agricultural Biotechnology unit in DSI in 2017/18 to implement partnership programmes in support of a competitive and sustainable Agricultural Bioeconomy. The ABIPP facilitates, coordinates and funds multi-institutional, multistakeholder, and co-funded Agriculture Bioeconomy initiatives contributing to increased productivity, food security and rural economic development. TIA is the agency tasked with implementing ABIPP.