Overview

The Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) and Southern African Research and Innovation Management Association (SARIMA) invites Technology Transfer Offices (TTOs) in South Africa to apply for the Expert-in-Residence (EiR) Programme which will enable access to consultant to support in various fields. 

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Full description

The objectives of the programme are:

  • To develop capacity in technology commercialisation: support skills development; enhance the experience of TTO personnel and researchers in technology commercialisation; and 
  • To accelerate technology commercialisation efforts at research institutions: EiRs will apply their skills, experience and networks to evaluate and move technology commercialisation opportunities further along the innovation value chain.

Funded Interventions;

  • Resident EiR - This is where the EiR will be at the TTO on a full-time basis for a period of up to three months;
  • Block EiR - The Block EiR would involve the EiR spending blocks of time at the TTO during the engagement and
  • Sector / Regional EiR -  The option of appointing a Sector-specific or Regional EiR is a useful model for engagement.

 

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