Industry Innovation Support

The CSIR is helping local industry improve its competitiveness by providing access to specialised facilities and skills as part of the Industry Innovation Partnership Fund, supported by the Department of Science and Technology. Participants have access to large-scale prototyping and pre-commercial manufacturing infrastructure, equipment, expertise and access to business and technical networks. Research, development and innovation activities range from laboratory-scale validation to technology prototyping and pilot manufacture.

Biomanufacturing Industry Development Centre

To translate biomanufacturing concepts and technologies into market-ready products and services.

The Photonics Prototyping Facility

To help industrialise photonics-based technologies.

Nanomaterials Industrial Development Facility

To produce and test nano-materials at industrial scale.

Biorefinery Industry Development Facility

The Biorefinery Industry Development Facility focuses on development and testing of biorefinery technologies in the South African context.

CSIR Mining precinct

The CSIR mining hub houses representatives from 44 organisations that are active in mining and mining research in South Africa.