Overview

Youth Technology Innovation Programme (YTIP) exists to drive and increase the participation of young people in the economy by providing funding for the development of techno-enterprises. The Programme is targeted at funding and supporting youth, between the ages of 18-30, who have innovative ideas that have the potential to establish new businesses.

Purpose of the Programme 

  • Fund development of innovative ideas to solve various social and technological problems
  • Create and enable access to infrastructure and services, mentoring and incubation, to support development and commercialisation of youth-led technology-enterprises
  • Accelerate the commercialisation and uptake of youth-led technology-enterprises

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Programme Services 

  • Infrastructure Support: funding will be allocated through a voucher mechanism to higher education institutions, science councils and other service providers. Support is also provided for prototype development and advancement of technologies from Technology Readiness Level (TRL) 3-7.
  • Business Support and Advisory: regular structured one-on-one sessions or trainings aimed to provide the recipient with the necessary business knowledge, tools and competencies to develop sustainable techno-enterprises.
  • Skills Development: skills development is provided to recipients to effectively and efficiently participate in the funding process and innovation development.
  • Intellectual Property Management: executed through the voucher mechanism to conduct novelty search, file patents and other forms of IP.