In celebration of National Women’s Day this year, the South African National Blockchain Alliance (SANBA) is subsidising two of the country’s up-and-coming female blockchain entrepreneurs to enable them to attend the European Blockchain Convention.
This survey is to gather information on interest from small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs), industries, private companies and higher education institutions (HEI’s) for use of the CSIR Fiber Processing and Development Facility (FPDF) in Port Elizabeth which provides access to fibre processing and conversion, testing and customized product development for technical textile and composite applications.
Tuesday, 28 July 2020 (Geneva) The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and international science partners will be hosting a virtual global symposium from 4 to 6 August 2020 to review the relationship between weather, climate, and environmental factors and the spread of COVID-19.
South Africa is on track to manufacture its own Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) sample purification kits in large quantities within six months, creating a steady local supply that will speed up testing and reduce the country’s reliance on international suppliers amid intense global demand.
The CSIR can make enough enzyme for one billion chemical reactions that can be applied in COVID-19 testing, and researchers hope to begin supplying reagents for a faster, one-step test by the end of the year.
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The University of Pretoria (UP) and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), an entity of the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) have signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) on 22 July 2020, to collaborate in the area of smart transport, cities and environments.
The Department of Science and Innovation (DSI), in collaboration with the Biorefinery Industry Development Facility (BIDF) at the CSIR, invite interested South African SME's to submit expressions of interest to the open call: ACCELERATED IMPLEMENTATION OF BIOREFINERY TECHNOLOGIES. The objective of the programme is to demonstrate waste beneficiation biorefinery technologies to bridge the gap between pre-commercialisation instruments for technology development and full entry into commercial scale.
Scenarios created by the CSIR, and the Universities of Pretoria and Stellenbosch show the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and subsequent government decisions, on small, medium and macro enterprises (SMMEs) across South Africa. A team of researchers from the three institutions gathered data from SMMEs and experts across various industries to create a picture of the economic condition of these businesses in the midst of lockdown.