Proposal Specifications

The proposed project must include at least one of the following (as separate proposals):

Regional Innovation Networking Platforms are aimed at strengthening regional/rural innovation systems by establishing Networking and Collaboration Platforms that brings together research, development, innovation communities/civil society, technology SMMEs, industry and government. These platforms should take advantage of their spatial closeness of different innovation actors (with complementary knowledge and resources) and create a favourable environment for:

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The value and role of both science and science communication itself is well understood. However, Covid-19 has brought about an unprecedented moment in science and an unprecedented moment in time in the public’s relationship with science. Covid-19 has seen scientists venture more prominently into the...

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The Southern African Research and Innovation Management Association (SARIMA) will host a webinar on "Maintaining protection of your developing technology". 

Ensuring your technology remains protected by the scope of your patent, as the technology is being continuously developed and matured, can...

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The Technology Stations Programme (TSP) was established to enable Universities of Technology (UoT) to provide technology development services to small and medium enterprises (SMEs). The Technology Stations (TS) provide innovative Science, Engineering and Technology (SET) solutions for complex

The Technology Station in Clothing and Textiles (TSCT) is located at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT), Bellville Campus. The TSCT was established to provide innovation support to SMEs in the clothing and textile industry to become more competitive.

The Technology Station in Chemicals (TSC) is situated at Mangosuthu University of Technology (MUT) in Umlazi. MUT provides technological support and promotes innovation for Small Medium Enterprises in the Manufacturing and Chemical sector.

Southern African Research Innovation Management Association (SARIMA) 2020 Conference will be held as a Virtual Conference from 4 - 6 August 2020. 

More details on how to be part of the virtual conference are available via

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Smit & Van Wyk is a specialist Intellectual Property (IP) law firm that deals exclusively with IP law in South Africa and across Africa as a whole. The qualified attorneys have the knowledge, experience and resources to give expert legal advice regarding IP portfolio’s and can assist with the filing

Baobab LIMS is an African-led innovation that was developed as part of the B3Africa consortium. It is an affordable sample and laboratory management tool for biobanking that has been implemented in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), who previously (due in part to financial constraints), were...

Improved Alkaline-Activated Slag Composition: Green Mortar Solution

The invention relates to the development of both an improved alkaline-activated slag (AAS) composition as well as a dry mixed ready-to-use alkaline-activated slag (AAS) composition. The ready-to-use AAS can be pre-packed into...