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Research & Innovation

Funding for Science and Technology Research and Innovation

Various components within the Department of Science and Technology provide funding for innovation and research.   For more information on Department of Science and Technology funding sources visit the Department's website.

Information about National Incentives

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) assists businesses in accessing information about national funding programmes. The DTI also aids in the form of financial support to qualifying companies in various sector for the economy Some of these funds include:

Innovation Made Easy

(Public Information)
This brochure explains steps of innovation, including evaluating and building on a great idea, patenting the idea and marketing and selling it.

National Advisory Council on Innovation Act, 55 of 1997

(File type: pdf; size: 74.84 KB)No. 55 of 1997Department of Science and Technology (National) (The Government of South Africa)
This Act establishes a national advisory council on innovation and regulates its composition, objects and functions.

Protecting your Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property (IP) is a term that describes the application of the mind to develop something new or original. There are various types of IP available and they can exist in various forms; a new invention, brand, design or artistic creation.  

South African Medical Research Council (MRC) Website

This website contains information on ethics and human rights, research development, innovation and technology, research, the public and youth and science, funding opportunities and the services offered by the MRC. There are also publications and links to national programmes and their centres, units and groups.