Technology Innovation Agency South Africa

TIA is calling for the submission of funding applications for developing innovative energy technologies within the Hydrogen Economy. The technological innovations may include fuel cells for mobile and stationary applications, production of green hydrogen, as well as infrastructure for storage, distribution and dispensing hydrogen.

Application are invited from the following South African institutions for consideration; 

  • Start-up companies
  • Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises (SMMEs)
  • Private Individuals
  • Science Councils (SCs)
  • Higher Education Institutions (HEIs)
  • Any other recognized legal entities in South Africa

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Full description

The applicants must meet the following criteria: 

  • A technology or process development must focus on supporting the implementation of the Hydrogen Society Roadmap.
  •  Demonstrate a viable, feasible and sustainable business case.
  • Demonstrate a positive socio-economic impact.
  • Have a proof of concept (an idea that has been proven, tested and validated that requires support for further development or scale up) i.e. TRL 4 or more.

Applicants will be assessed against: 

  • Novelty of the proposed innovation
  • Capacity and ability to commercialize the innovation
  • Partnerships with other stakeholders within the National System of Innovation and/or private sector
  • Understanding of market need and how to address it
  • Impact (economic and/or social)
  • Suitability and capacity of team to execute project plan
  • Localization of core/key technologies

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