The Bambara Groundnut, or round bean, is widespread in Africa where it is known by various names. It has potential as a cash crop, owing to its nutritional composition, functional properties and antioxidant potential. 

Consequently, we at CPUT have used the Bambara Groundnut as a raw material to...

Who can apply?

  • Cape Town-based small or medium* clothing, textiles, footwear and leather current or prospective manufacturers or service providers.

*SME is defined as up to 250 employees and R170 million annual turnover.

Important Information 

  • Successful candidates will be invited to an online capacity building workshop on the 4th November 2021

  • A business pitch building event will be hosted on the 24th November 2021 in Cape Town.

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The ultimate aim of a modern-day communications system is to transmit data using a high bandwidth link, while at the same time ensuring that the link is secure. High-bandwidth classical communications links are presently available and under continuous development the world over. In parallel...

A method of extracting beneficial compounds from moringa for addition in foods, drinks and dietary supplements to increase their vitamin content and their health benefits.

Plants, such as those of the Moringaceae family, contain compounds that have antioxidant and immune-boosting properties which...

Research on animals and pre-industrialized societies conducted by the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and the University of California, Los Angeles, has shown a strong correlation between Wet Bulb Globe Temperature ((WBGT) – a combination of ambient air temperature and humidity) and...

A cost-effective tip appendage design that reduces tip leakage vortices in axial flow fans to improve fan performance. The appendage is robust in that it is applicable to various axial flow fan designs and can be installed on currently operational units through retrofitting due to its simplistic...

Air quality is a concern worldwide. Consequently, efficient means to monitor air pollutants are critical. Current commercially available carbon-based sorbents used for sampling volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in air typically require solvent extraction prior to analysis and they cannot be re-used...

The DSI has identified biocatalysis as one of the key enabling technologies to support the development of a sustainable industrial bio-economy sector in South Africa.  The CSIR has been tasked with implementing the IBH by the DSI and TIA.

The key objectives of the IBH are:

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Eligibility

 Entrepreneurs who/organisation that:

  • Will be able to develop applications and markets for materials;
  • Are keen to collaborate and improve their product range and applications;
  • Have the resources and motivation to implement the technology;
  • Have the means to commercialise the technology;
  • Have demonstrated good business acumen and strategy; and
  • Willing to invest financially.  
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Eligibility

 Entrepreneurs who/organisation that:

  • Will be able to develop applications and markets for materials;
  • Are keen to collaborate and improve their product range and applications;
  • Have the resources and motivation to implement the technology;
  • Have the means to commercialise the technology;
  • Have demonstrated good business acumen and strategy; and
  • Willing to invest financially.  

 

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