THRIP is a cost-sharing grant of up to R8 million per annum for a period of 3 years for approved projects engaged in applied research and development (R&D) in science, engineering and technology.

Fund type

How to apply

To apply visit the dti website, and locate the financial assistance tab. All information including application forms and guidelines is provided for in each of the dti funding and/or incentives. Completed application forms can be submitted via e-mail to

Technology readiness level

Project assessment criteria

The applicant must; be a registered legal entity in South Africa, have a partnership with one partner being a South African research institution and the duration of the partnership must be equal to or more than the period of the THRIP project. The project must include at least one registered South African student at 4th-year level of study or higher, in the science, engineering and technology fields. In order to be supported the project must (among others) be applied research in the fields of science, engineering and/or technology whose outputs could make a significant contribution towards improving the industry partner's competitive edge.

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