Projects

Natural Resources

Natural resources can be an important source of national wealth to a nation.  The existence of natural resources can be a blessing to economic growth and development of a nation. Natural resources and the environment feature prominently in the exports and overall output of many…
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Information and Communications Technologies

A useful definition of ICT, in the context of the objectives of the ICT sector, is provided by the OECD, i.e. “ICT goods are those that are either intended to fulfil the function of information processing and communication by electronic means, including transmission and display,…
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Health

The priority diseases that have been identified as having the greatest impact on public health and quality of life in South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa, include HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, respiratory diseases, cancer and non-communicable diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. The goal of the…
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Energy

The energy sector has proven to be an economic game changer globally and for South Africa, energy is the catalyst to revolutionise our economy and drive economic transformation. However, the current global energy situation is faced with many uncertainties. These include the complex environmental and…
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Agriculture

Agriculture in South Africa forms a critical part of the country’s socio-economic and socio-political stability, with a large percentage of the population’s livelihood dependant on the need to build a globally competitive sector that will be able to withstand incoming agricultural produce from the rest…
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Advanced Manufacturing

TIA’s Advanced Manufacturing Sub-Programme is an important “cog” in the wider South African Manufacturing Value Chain. Technology innovation has been identified as one of the main drivers in enhancing national competitiveness. The role of the Unit in the AM NSI is to utilise technological innovations…
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Tenofovir Gel

The CAPRISA 004 trial to assess the effectiveness and safety of a vaginal gel containing the antiretroviral drug tenofovir for the prevention of HIV infection in women in South Africa was completed in 2010 and the results were presented at the XVIIIth International AIDS Conference…
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Metagenomics Platform

The main objective of this platform has been the discovery and exploitation of novel genes and/or their products from South Africa’s extreme environments like deep mines for industrial applications.
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Youth Technology Innovation Fund

The Youth Technology Innovation Fund (YTIF) is aimed at promoting and stimulating the culture of technology innovation and entrepreneurship amongst the youth by providing access to financial and business support resources. This funding instrument is aimed at the youth between the ages of 18 and…
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Tshwane Animal Health Innovation Cluster Initiative

Tshwane Animal Health Innovation Cluster Initiative The Technology Innovation Agency (TIA), in partnership with key stakeholders within the National System of Innovation, officially launched the Tshwane Animal Health Innovation Cluster (the “Cluster”) on 3 October 2012. The Cluster is a TIA-led initiative that aims to create an…
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