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The Water Research Commission (WRC) of South Africa and the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) are launching the Water Seed Fund of up to R200,000 per project which will be made available for innovation-oriented projects conducted by Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) and Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the water sector.

The objective of the WRC TIA Water Seed Fund is to support pre-seed and seed activities with the intention to develop innovations into next stage “investor fundable” opportunities. With this funding, the WRC and TIA intend to increase the rate of commercialisation of water-related intellectual property (IP) generated from South African research and development.

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Click here to download the Expression of Interest template. 

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The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is inviting partners to participate in the manufacturing of a “Hospital Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Beds”. This partnership aims to localise the manufacture of ICU hospital beds. The CSIR wish to identify organisations, with the relevant capability and record of accomplishment, who are interested in participating in the new manufacturing activity.

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The SA Plastics Pacts invites packaging designers, product developers, innovators and inventors (independent or affiliated) to enter the SA Plastics Pact | Reuse Innovation Challenge 2021. 

The competition is open to all packaging or product development designers and innovators, industrial designers, brand owners, retailers, entrepreneurs and anyone who has an innovative idea or pilot project with regards to reuse delivery models.

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AgriTour ZA Limpopo Programme is calling innovators and entrepreneurs to submit digital solutions to help revolutionise Limpopo's agricultural and tourism sector. 

Successful applicants will receive operational support and seed funding to the value of R 125 000.00 to enable commercialisation of their solutions. 

Click here for more information on the Agri ZA Limpopo Programme

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The Department of Science and Innovation (DSI), in collaboration with BIDF at the CSIR, invite interested South African SME's, black industrialists, municipalities, Higher Education Institutions, and RTOs to submit Expressions of Interest (EOI) to the open call: Accelerated Implementation of Biorefinery Technologies. The objective of the programme is to demonstrate waste beneficiation biorefinery technologies to bridge the gap between pre-commercialisation instruments for technology development and full entry into commercial scale.

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Click here to submit your proposal.