The Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) is a national public entity that serves as the key institutional intervention to bridge the innovation chasm between research and development that emanates from higher education institutions, science councils, public entities, the private sector, and commercialisation. The agency offers funding, and other non-financial support (such as incubation, prototype development and technology development), to persons developing and commercialising technology.
The Southern African Research and Innovation Management Association (SARIMA) is a membership organisation of Research and Innovation Managers that operate at an institutional, national and international level, as well as across the value chain, from research through to successful innovation (commercialization). SARIMA provides a platform for the promotion and facilitation of best practice in research and innovation management in Southern Africa. The association has three focus areas; research management, innovation and technology transfer, and Africa engagement.
The SiMODiSA Association has been established as a powerful industry-led initiative to specifically determine and address what can be done to overcome the barriers that SMMEs and start-ups face in order to see such businesses grow and thrive. SiMODiSA aims and amplify entrepreneurship in the South African Start-up space. It also facilitates networking, information & opportunity sharing as well as Thought Leadership platforms. SiMODiSA has launched a virtual portal that connects entrepreneurs who are startups to scale ups with opportunities, information, business tools, access to finance, markets and mentorship.
Venture Central is South Africa’s digital home for entrepreneurs.
It is a single, comprehensive national Small-to-Medium Enterprise (SME) portal that aggregates all the resources which share information, industry related content, opportunities, networks, access to funding, access to market information and links, for high impact high growth SMEs in South Africa.
It is an entrepreneurial community based platform with curated content from the ecosystem. Various organisations and entrepreneurial supporters will be able to feed information, opportunities and important links into the portal. Venture Central aims to be a solution to the fragmented entrepreneurial ecosystem.
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