The Minister of Science and Technology, Naledi Pandor officially launch the Technology Innovation Agency at Midrand Conference Centre, Midrand in Johannesburg
28 Oct 2010
The Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) was formed after the merger of seven former entities funded by the Department of Science and Technology.
TIA’s core function is to help stimulate technological innovation to improve economic growth in South Africa.
To meet its mandate, the agency provides and mobilises financial and non-financial support across broad technology areas in various sectors of the economy through:
- Appropriately structured financial and non-financial interventions for the commercialisation of research and development (R&D) results
- The development and maintenance of advanced human capacity for innovation as opposed to just R&D human capital
- Building a culture of innovation in the South African economy
- Leveraging local and international partnerships in order to facilitate in-bound technology transfer, build local technological competencies, and encourage foreign direct investment for the commercialisation of technologies in South Africa.
Details are as follows:
Date: Friday 29 October 2012
Venue: Midrand Conference Centre Midrand, Johannesburg
For more information contact:
Tel: 012 843 6802
Cell: 082 566 0446
Issued by: Department of Science and Technology
28 Oct 2010
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