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Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) and the Department of Tourism are inviting both existing and prospective young women innovators and people with disabilities in the Tourism sector to submit funding applications for the development of technologies addressing the needs of the tourism sector, with a strong emphasis on digital and green technologies.


Selected innovators will receive grant funding for the proposed innovation including the following benefits:

  • Intellectual Property Support;
  • Product & technical development expertise, design, infrastructure, hard/software materials and manufacturing;
  • Business development support;
  • Networking and market access activities;
  • Training, mentorship, and incubation support;
  • Industry compliance and certification.

Click here to register and submit an application. 

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The Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) Youth Challenge is a call to young people across South Africa, aged between 18 and 35 to submit their ideas and solutions that solve and address our country's infrastructure. 

DBSA is looking for development-focused innovations in the ideation stage that address infrastructure needs across in which they operate. 

Prize: A share of R1.5m, with a 12-month mentorship programme to assist with the execution of your  infrastructure idea.

Click here to submit your application. 

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The CSIR is looking for partners to license and commercialise a patented process for the production of Ambrafuran -  a highly sought-after agent in the fragrance industry that is used as a fixative for very expensive fragrances. The CSIR process results in a "natural" product, which can be autoclaved and disposed of in normal sewage. The product has been produced with a purity of >99.55.

 Click here to submit your application. 

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The CSIR is looking for partners to license and co-finance the commercialisation of polymer formulations that offer great improvements and diversity in plastic packaging applications. EoI may be submitted by compounders to produce and sell the formulations, or by converters to incorporate the technology in films or by agents who will develop new products.

Applicants may apply for one or all of the technologies on offer. 

Formulations available: 

  1. A polyamide polymer nanocomposite where the incorporation of South African nanoclays improves the oxygen barrier by up to 40%;
  2. An active polyethylene (PE) formulation intended for replacement of the PE inner bag-in-box wine bags; and 
  3. A biodegradable shrink polymer formulation intended for shrink film applications.  

Click here to submit your application. 


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The CSIR is looking for partners to license and co-finance the commercialisation of maleic anhydride grafted polymer formulations in South Africa. The grafted polymers can be used as a compatibiliser for various applications.


  • Maleic anhydrite grafted polypropylene (PP-g-MA)
  • Maleic anhydrite grafted polyethylene (PE-g-MA)
  • Maleic anhydrite grafted polypropylene/polyethylene blend (PP-PE-g-MA)

Click here to submit your proposal. 

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Small Enterprise Development Agency (SEDA) is calling on Universities and TVET Colleges to submit proposals for the establishment of the CFERIs. Universities and Colleges will be tasked to drive localisation of local Intellectual Property (IP) commercialisation for local use and Africa’s scale of these new technologies produced by youth start-ups, enterprises and cooperatives.

Universities and TVET Colleges, interested in submitting a proposal, are required to attend a Compulsory Virtual Information/Briefing Session as per the listed details:

  • Date: Friday, 21 July 2021
  • Virtual Platform: Zoom
  • Meeting ID: 965 9128 6240
  • Passcode: 190258

Click here to submit a proposal.


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The call for Network projects is open for applications all year round. The Network projects programme eases collaboration between organisations in Eureka countries offering you the freedom to design your project proposal and build your ideal consortium. With limited eligibility criteria and minimal paperwork, taking part accelerates your access to public funding.

Click here to create an account and apply. 

bhive Enterprise Development Centre is inviting the North-West University students and entrepreneurs within the university community (60km radius around campus) to submit applications for the business incubation programme. 

Click here to submit your application. 

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The Milken Institute and the Motsepe Foundation have launched the Milken-Motsepe Innovation Prize in AgriTech, a multi-year initiative to focus global innovators and entrepreneurs on developing technological solutions that accelerate progress towards implementing the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with a spotlight on the African continent. The Milken-Motsepe Prize in AgriTech is a global competition for innovative solutions to increase economic value to farmers, from seed to sale. Entrepreneurs and innovators are invited to submit AgriTech designs and business models with a focus on accelerating SDG 1 - No Poverty and SDG 2 - Zero Hunger.  

The winning team will receive a $1 million grand prize, with $1 million in additional prizes.

Click here to register.

The Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) seeks to establish a database of external experts to assist with the assessment and due diligence investigation of funding proposals for projects and programmes. The external experts will provide analysis and recommendations on respective areas of specialization in terms of technical, intellectual property, legal, financial, and commercial matters as specified by the TIA investment team when requesting assessment and/ or due diligence investigation support.

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The IDC has established a R300-million Covid-19 Small Industrial Finance Distress Fund to assist qualifying IDC clients, as well as new clients, that have been negatively affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. The fund offers concessionary finance to cover their short-term operating costs.

Funding Criteria; 

  • Existing small business with a trading history of more than 12 months
  • Registered business operating within the borders of South Africa
  • Annual turnover/revenue does not exceed R100-million
  • Business plan showing a clear turnaround strategy within the next 36 months

Click here for more information.

Click here to complete a form, indicating your interest to apply for the fund.