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Date: 
Thursday, March 19, 2020

Dear valued CSIR stakeholder,

We regret to inform you that the CSIR strategy launch and brand unveiling event which was scheduled for Friday, 20 March 2020 has been cancelled.

The cancellation of the event is a result of precautionary measures that the CSIR is implementing in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak and its escalation in South Africa in the past week.

On behalf of the CSIR, I would like to apologise for the inconvenience caused by this cancellation. Unfortunately, this situation is entirely beyond our control.

Date: 
Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Media advisory

Members of the media are invited to a seminar on smart cities, scheduled to take place in Pretoria on Tuesday, 17 March 2020. A range of experts will gather to discuss how South African local government should respond to the challenge of building smart cities in the country.

Date: 
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 to Thursday, April 30, 2020

The maritime industry has the potential to make a significant contribution to poverty reduction and human welfare, as well as provide economic opportunities to benefit South Africans. This is taking into consideration that South Africa has more ocean space, including its exclusive economic zone, than land area.

To realise the sustainable industrialisation of the oceans to the benefit of all, the CSIR is seeking partners to fund a South African Maritime Industry Baseline Study. This foundational study is critical to South Africa’s participation in the global maritime arena. Read more...

Date: 
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 to Tuesday, March 31, 2020

The BIDC is a CSIR initiative, in partnership with the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) and BioPark @ Gauteng (The Innovation Hub) would like to support Small, Medium and Micro-sized Enterprises (SMMEs) in the bio-manufacturing sector, with the aim of creating or expanding bio-manufacturing activity and associated job creation. CSIR and BioPark will partner to deliver a full package to SMMEs, as part of the mentorship programme.

Download the EoI form here.

Date: 
Monday, March 9, 2020

The 24th edition of South Africa’s National Science Festival will be celebrated from 15-21 April 2020 in Makhanda (formerly Grahamstown), Eastern Cape.

Date: 
Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Technological solutions to the challenges facing the logistics industry in South Africa will take  centre stage at the inaugural launch of the Young Industrialists Forum (YIF), on Tuesday, 3 March 2020 at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in Pretoria.

The YIF is an initiative CSIR and it is designed to provide young researchers and innovators a platform to present solutions to challenges faced by the logistics industry.

Date: 
Tuesday, February 18, 2020 to Friday, March 20, 2020

Date: 
Monday, February 17, 2020 to Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Product and process development incubation support to Small, Medium and Micro-sized Enterprises (SMMEs)

This EoI call is targeted at SMMEs entering the biomanufacturing sector to grow and expand biomanufacturing capacity to meet market demands. Biomanufacturing entails the use of bioprocess technology (e.g. fermentation) to produce enzymes, industrial biologics, biopharmaceuticals, proteins, probiotics, bio-control agents and diagnostic reagents. Read more...