The Regional Innovation Forum is an initiative of a number of different stakeholders in the Nelson Mandela Bay / Sarah Baartman District Municipality area, under the auspices of the Department of Science and Technology.

Calls, Competitions & Events

Deadline: 31 December 2018
The Growth Fund is inviting SME’s experiencing growth or poised for expansion and able to create sustainable quality jobs to apply for Grant funding. The Growth Fund is a new funding initiative established as part of the CDI’s three-year Jobs Fund project.
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Deadline: 31 December 2018
The Design Innovation Seed Fund is in its third round of accepting early stage grant funding proposals limited to a maximum of R650 000. The Fund is inviting individuals and SMEs with pre-revenue innovative technologies and tech-enabled ideas and products within specific sectors to apply.
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Deadline: 10 January 2018
The African Innovation Foundation has announced the seventh edition of the Innovation Prize for Africa themed “investing in inclusive innovation ecosystems” thereby inviting submissions to reward the best home-grown innovations on the continent.
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Deadline: 17 January 2018
TechWomen empowers, connects and supports the next generation of women leaders in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) from Africa, Central and South Asia, and the Middle East by providing them the access and opportunity needed to advance their careers, pursue their dreams, and inspire women and girls in their communities.
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