Innovation Bridge Portal South Africa

The Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) in partnership with the University of Basel (Switzerland) invites innovators, entrepreneurs and SMME’s to submit a proposal to assist with business growth and or expand an existing enterprise.

Being selected for this program offers young entrepreneurs a unique opportunity to be exposed to top South African and Swiss entrepreneurial expertise and market plus to participate at the SA Innovation Summit, Africa’s largest start-up event.

Click here download the document with more details on the call.

Click here to apply. 

Full description

The Swiss - SA Venture Leaders Programme hosted by the Technology Innovation Agency and the University of Basel aims to:

  • Strengthen the entrepreneurial capacity of researchers and innovators towards the commercialisation of their research projects;
  • Increase the competitiveness of technology enterprises in the Republic of South Africa and Switzerland and their internationalization through international cooperation and technology;
  • Collaborate in promoting the National Systems of Innovation of both the Republic of South Africa and Switzerland; and exchange experiences and best practices in the Republic of South Africa and Switzerland.

Qualifying Criteria:

  • Applicants must be South African citizens and/legal entities registered in South Africa;
  • Applicants, at the time of application, should not be older than 35 years of age;
  • Preference will be given to previously disadvantaged individuals, women-owned enterprises, enterprises owned by people with disabilities; and
  • Applicants must demonstrate the potential of the enterprise for impact in their respective markets.

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