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Date: 
Monday, August 16, 2021 - 00:00

Media statement

The Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Dr Blade Nzimande, is pleased to announce that the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) has authorised local biotechnology company CapeBio to manufacture rapid COVID19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test kits.

Date: 
Thursday, August 5, 2021 - 00:00

The Department of Science and Innovation (DSI), the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) and its implementing partner, the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), would like to request Expressions of Interest (EoI’s) from Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) and small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs).  EoI’s will be accepted from the following participants:

Date: 
Thursday, August 5, 2021 - 00:00

The CSIR hereby invites suitable partners, collaborators, or potential investors for the required services in the following categories:

Date: 
Wednesday, August 4, 2021 - 00:00

In celebration of Women’s Day on 9 August 2021, this edition of ScienceScope focuses on CSIR women. Some of the women featured are involved in Covid-19-related research, while others are working, alongside their colleagues – the men and women of the CSIR – to continue with work that will help make South Africa more competitive, despite a world pandemic. 

Click here for the Flipbook.

 

Date: 
Tuesday, August 3, 2021 - 00:00

Human nutrition, food security and health and how these can be achieved with the help of science and technology, particularly emerging technologies, will be the subject of discussion on Friday, 6 August 2021, when the CSIR hosts a virtual webinar, as part of National Science Week (NSW) celebrations.

You are invited to join three CSIR experts in this area, Dr Nomusa Dlamini, Dr Blessed Okole and Dr Laven Naidoo, as they chat about:

Date: 
Friday, July 23, 2021 - 00:00

The CSIR is looking for partners to license and commercialise a patented process for the production of Ambrafuran - a highly sought-after agent in the fragrance industry that is used as a fixative for very expensive frangrances.

Closing date: 31 August 2021

Date: 
Tuesday, August 31, 2021 - 00:00 to Tuesday, September 21, 2021 - 00:00

The CSIR is looking for partners to license and co-finance the commercialisation of polymer formulations that offer great improvements and diversity in plastic packaging applications. EoI may be submitted by compounders to produce and sell the formulations, or by converters to incorporate the technology in films or by agents who will develop new products.

Closing date for applications is 21 September 2021 at 16:30

Date: 
Tuesday, August 31, 2021 - 00:00 to Tuesday, September 21, 2021 - 00:00

The CSIR is looking for partners to license and co-finance the commercialisation of maleic anhydride grafted polymer formulations in South Africa. The grafted polymers can be used as a compatibiliser for various applications.

Closing date for applications is 21 September 2021 at 16:30