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Sector Funding

Natural Resources

The Natural Resources sector’s focus areas are in water resources management, waste management, and mining. The water sector seeks to support technologies that solve the water crisis, improve water security and support sanitation programs. The waste management sector supports technologies that address waste management challenges and climate and environment issues within South Africa. It further seeks to support technologies in mining to sustainably improve process efficiencies in the extraction and exploitation of natural resources safely.

Objective

To improve the competitiveness of the waste management, water and mining industry by leveraging expertise and skills across the country through cooperation and collaborations
To accelerate technology development and commercialisation of waste management, water and mining products and services through existing or new enterprises
To leverage funds from local and international institutions to advance the strategic goal of the Natural Resource’s NSI

Services

Source investments and provide funding for technology innovative opportunities
Drive commercialization and exploitation of technology innovative opportunities
Promote national and local technology innovation agenda through thought leadership initiatives
Participate, co-ordinate and contribute to building the Natural Resources NSI and seek alignment with key stakeholders

Contact Details

Customerservice@tia.org.za
012 472 2700

Energy

The Energy sector supports the development of an innovative, competitive and sustainable energy industry that supports South Africa’s transition to a low carbon economy, contributing to the energy security of supply and the creation of emerging industries.

Objective

To improve the competitiveness of the Energy industry by leveraging expertise and skills across the country through cooperation and collaborations
To accelerate technology development and commercialisation of Energy products and services through existing or new enterprises
To leverage funds from local and international institutions to advance the strategic goal of the Energy NSI

Services

Source investments and provide funding for technology innovative opportunities
Drive commercialisation and exploitation of technology innovative opportunities
Promote national and local technology innovation agenda through thought leadership initiatives
Participate, co-ordinate and contribute to building the Energy NSI and seek alignment with key stakeholders

Contact Details

Customerservice@tia.org.za
012 472 2700

Information Communication & Technology

The Information Communication and Technology (ICT) sector supports the development and exploitation of ICT driven innovations with a broad social-economic impact. Thereby, addressing unemployment, inequality and poverty. It further supports grassroot innovators and the development of technologies that will increase South Africa’s competitiveness and participation in the fourth industrial revolution.

Objective

To improve the competitiveness of the ICT industry by leveraging expertise and skills across the country through cooperation and collaborations
To accelerate technology development and commercialisation of ICT products and services through existing or new enterprises
To leverage funds from local and international institutions to advance the strategic goal of the ICT NSI

Services

Source investments and provide funding for technology innovative opportunities
Drive commercialisation and exploitation of technology innovative opportunities
Promote national and local technology innovation agenda through thought leadership initiatives
Participate, co-ordinate and contribute to building the ICT NSI and seek alignment with key stakeholders

Contact Details

Customerservice@tia.org.za
012 472 2700

ADVANCED MANUFACTURING

The Advanced Manufacturing sector in the National System of Innovation (NSI) is to utilise technological innovations as a driver to support the development of a knowledge economy in manufacturing, by accelerating both the manufacturing capability and the knowledge intensity of the industry, to increase and sustain the competitiveness and innovation in South Africa’s manufacturing industry.

Objective

To improve the competitiveness of the Advance Manufacturing industry by leveraging expertise and skills across the country through cooperation and collaborations
To accelerate technology development and commercialisation of Advanced Manufacturing products and services through existing or new enterprises
To leverage funds from local and international institutions to advance the strategic goal of the ICT NSI

Services

Source investments and provide funding for technology innovative opportunities
Drive commercialisation and exploitation of technology innovative opportunities
Promote national and local technology innovation agenda through thought leadership initiatives
Participate, co-ordinate and contribute to building the Advance Manufacturing NSI and seek alignment with key stakeholders

Contact Details

Customerservice@tia.org.za
012 472 2700