The funding is provided to support projects run by HEIs and SMEs that seek to commercialise IP aligned to addressing South Africa’s water challenges. Proposals will be reviewed by a Steering Committee with representatives from the WRC, TIA, and industry stakeholders.

Key funding parameters:

  • Funding instrument - Conditional Grant 
  • Limit - Up to R 200 000
  • Focus area -  Water Technologies 
  • Funding period - Maximum 12 - 18 months
Closing date

Competition entrants should submit their proposed designs of reusable packaging items and/or systems that would replace single-use packaging items at a B2B (business to business) or B2C (business to consumer) facing level. Designs should include the systems and mechanisms which would be used to complete the packaging reuse cycle.

The proposed innovations are not limited to physical products, but could also be systems or models for the reuse cycling of packaging items. 

Closing date

Loo Afrique is a manufacturer of innovative water and sanitation solutions to encourage and improve hygiene and save water. Loo Afrique developed a sanitation unit called: The Pee Basin, which is a urinal unit fitted with a ready to wash hand basin. Allowing the user to urinate, wash hands and flush...

Loo Afrique is a manufacturer of innovative water and sanitation solutions to encourage and improve hygiene and save water. Loo Afrique developed a sanitation unit called: The V-Cistern, a V-Shaped, 3 - 6-litre flushing toilet cistern,  fitted with a ready to wash hand basin. The unit encourages...

The technology is a smart water meter with the capabilities of leakage detection and water quality monitoring. It is suitable for rollout at the municipal level using existing household meters. It can also be used in housing estates and blocks of flats. The technology is being developed to retrofit...

Nosetsa is a machine learning-based precision irrigation add-on proposed byYellow Beast (Pty) Ltd. It uses machine learning to provide autonomous irrigation using real-time sensor data. This allows the user to avoid excessive water losses through evapotranspiration, over-irrigation and ultimately...

This Integrated Algal Ponding System (IAPS) is capable of treating wastewater from multiple sources, including industrial, abattoir, tannery, winery, distillery, acid mine drainage waste and domestic sewage wastewater. The IAPS treats, recovers and reuses water, yielding high quality disinfected...

Leak-Less Valve™: Stop Leaks, Save SA

This technology is a water control device, the Leak-Less Valve™ is an innovatively designed product that prevents water wastage due to leaks. It is installed inside the toilet cistern, where it will cut down on water leakage by up to 70%. In the city of Cape...

Arumloo: An Elegant Toilet Inspired by the Arum Lily, this toilet has been designed to reduce the volume of water required per flush. The redesigned shape of the pan paired with an altered P trap means that the Arumloo is the world’s ‘greenest’ flush toilet, requiring only 2 litres, or a third of...

Streamlined Storage Because Every Drop Counts!

The Every Drop Counts (EDC) Rainwater System harvest rainwater and greywater, thereby conserving water by decreasing domestic water demand. This technology eliminates the need for an electric water pump to distribute the harvested water via a...