The CSIR has developed a bioplastic technology for producing 100% biodegradable and compostable plastic. The technology enables single-use plastic products that, when they end up in landfills, bio-degrade within 180 days. The bioplastic products, when combined with organic waste, can turn into compost within 90 days, leaving no toxic residues.
The CSIR has developed an innovative solution using biocatalysis and green chemistry to produce natural Ambrafuran – a highly sought-after agent in the fragrance industry that is used as a fixative for very expensive fragrances.
The CSIR has developed a software product that converts digital text into synthetic speech, in all the 11 official South African languages.
The CSIR has developed a technology to provide long-range, broadband access to underserved and hard-to-reach communities and facilities.
The CSIR has developed a solution to deliver unbroken video streams over mobile networks from 2.5G (rural) – 4G (Wi-Fi) at data costs ranging from as low as R2 up to R50 per viewing hour.
The CSIR has developed software to help the publishing industry serve a market that was often overlooked in the past.
The CSIR’s VeristicPrint biometric technology is an end-to-end biometric system that uses digital imaging devices such as smart phones, webcams and digital cameras to create fingerprint scanners.
The CSIR has developed technology to provide small, medium, and large enterprises with software that detects network invasion at an early stage, to avoid disclosure of sensitive information and eventual loss of revenue.
Global trends have shown that cybercriminals typically attack government and private institutions with the goal of acquiring data, primarily targeting personal data and intellectual property. Experts say preventing such leaks has become the priority for institutions locally and internationally.
The CSIR has developed a web services platform for collaboration and information sharing within and across organisational boundaries during operations.
The Cmore platform incorporates information from various sources into a consolidated view that provides users with in-time shared situation awareness. It is a secure, private cloud-based platform with both mobile and web-based applications which are used to view and contribute information to the platform.