About SA Government R&D Funding and Incentives

About Government Funding Incentives for R&D in South Africa Government departments offer an array of incentive schemes to stimulate and facilitate the development of sustainable, competitive enterprises by providing accessible incentives that effectively support national priorities. A variety of incentive schemes seek to support the development or growth of commercially viable and sustainable enterprises through the provision of either funding or tax relief, thereby ensuring the creation of new and sustainable jobs. The intention is to increase participation in various areas of development. Most of the incentives are housed within the Department of Trade and Industry,…

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Potential benefits of Design to Value – a case study

The potential benefits of DESIGN TO VALUE - a case study According to Business Insider:Clover has started selling milk in blue bottles as part of a new campaign to "refresh" its brand.As part of its ad campaign, the company released a video with a strange, high-pitched blue man. Social media was puzzled, amused, and horrified in equal measure.According to Clover, they say “We opted for blue as it is the Clover corporate brand colour, and since fresh milk is the core of Clover – it makes sense to consistently drive the Clover values and identity through our…

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Types of R&D Funding Available from SA Government

Types of R&D Funding Available from SA Government These government incentives are available to private sector enterprises that invest in the creation, design and improvement of new products and processes. The qualifying businesses will need to conduct R&D activities with the intention of making a discovery that can either lead to the development of new products, new processes or to the improvement of existing products or processes.Grants for small R&D projectsGrants for large R&D projectsR&D tax incentiveGrants for feasibility studiesTechnology and Human Resources in Industry Programme (THRIP)SEDA Technology ProgrammeTechnology Venture Capital FundR&D in the automotive industry

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