The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in South Africa is one of the leading scientific and technology research, development and implementation organisations in Africa. It undertakes directed research and development for socio-economic growth.
CSIR engineers in the built environment are advocating for a smart hospitals concept in the South African public healthcare system by encouraging authorities to embrace innovative engineering solutions to fight medical infections.
South Africa's freight and logistics industry is warming up to performance-based standard (PBS) smart trucks. As a result, there has been an upward trend in the uptake of PBS-certified trucks, since the regulatory framework was first introduced as a pilot project in South Africa.
A second independent study by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) found that renewable energy from South Africa's first wind and solar (photovoltaic) projects created R4 billion more financial benefits to the country than they cost during the first six months of 2015.
Dr Patience Mthunzi, a CSIR research group leader and TED fellow, explains the prospect of using lasers to deliver drugs directly to cells infected with HIV. It's early days, but could lasers be the answer?
CIMdata and its South African partner, the CSIR, will be hosting two Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) courses, namely the core PLM leadership certification training course and the PLM executive short course.