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 Directorate of Industry Development assists businesses in accessing information about national funding programmes. Some of these funds include: The Export Marketing & Investment Assistance Scheme (EMIA) Foreign Investment Grant (FIG). The Directorate also provides information about incentives for skills development.

Innovation Made Easy

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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

When a business creates value around an idea, process, brand or product is can protect this value and prevent other people from benefiting from it financially by registering their intellectual property rights. There are various types of intellectual property: trademark registration design registration patent registration copyright

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.