The Innovation Fund


Some Related Funding Instruments in South Africa

 

The Innovation Fund is aimed at projects of an innovative nature that will generate new knowledge, and projects that will be commercially viable at the end of the three year contract. It is accepted that the Innovation Fund is not suitable for all the innovative projects born in South Africa.

Besides the Innovation Fund many other funding mechanisms are available either inside, or outside, the Government Sector.  Below please find a list of potential alternative sources of funding for innovative, research and development projects. 

Please note that the following information is intended as a service and a directive to the public for possible alternative Funds.  It is not meant to be comprehensive nor an up to date guide on other Funds. This site will be updated as regularly as possible but the correctness of information given here cannot be guaranteed.

 

Fund Management Body Contact Person
Innovation Fund (Branch: Science and Technology, Dept of Arts, Culture, Science and Technology) National Research Foundation (NRF) Dr Eugene Lottering
Phone: +27 12 481 4000
Fax: +27 12 349 1179
email: eugene@nrf.ac.za 
website: http://www.nrf.ac.za 
SPII Fund (Support Program for Industrial Innovation - Nat. Dept. of Trade and Industry) IDC of SA Ltd (Industrial Development Corporation of SA) The SPII Champion
Phone: +27 11 263 8000
website: http://www.spii.co.za  
PII Fund (Partners in Industrial Innovation - Dept of Trade and Industry) Nat. Dept. of Trade and Industry Dr Johannes Potgieter
Phone: +27 12 310 9391
Fax:
email:  johanp@dti.pwv.gov.za 
website: http://www.dti.gov.za
Venture Fund Nat. Dept. of Trade and Industry Dr Johannes Potgieter
Phone: +27 12 310 9391
Fax:
email: johanp@dti.pwv.gov.za website: http://www.dti.gov.za
Lead Programs Fund (Innovation with International co-operation) Science and Technology Branch; Nat. Dept. of Arts, Culture, Science and Technology Dr Neville Arendse
Phone: +27 12 337 8000
Fax: +27 12 323 8308
email: wb41@dacst5.pwv.gov.za 
website: http://www.dacst.gov.za 

 

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