Egypt-South Africa Call for Grant Proposals in Disruptive Technologies

Egypt-South Africa Call for Grant Proposals in Disruptive Technologies

Egypt-South Africa Call for Grant Proposals in Disruptive Technologies

Egypt’s Academy of Scientific Research & Technology (ASRT) and South Africa’s Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) are inviting applications from interested participants to submit applied research and innovation project proposals in the domain of Disruptive Technologies with a focus on real-world solutions in agriculture, water, renewable energy and health.

Egypt’s Academy of Scientific Research and Technology (ASRT), together with South Africa’s Technology Innovation Agency (TIA), signed a collaboration agreement in November 2019, which is intended to further enable the promotion of targeted market-oriented research cooperation and technology innovation partnerships between the two countries.

Funding Information

  • Project budgets are between R500 000/520 000LE (five hundred thousand) to a maximum of R1 million/1040000LE (one million Rand/One million forty thousand Egyptian pounds) per project in SA and Egypt respectively. (i.e. The combined total value of project funding, to be contributed in equal part by TIA and ASRT, is R2m/2 Million eighty thousand Egyptian pounds).
  • The duration of the project will not exceed 24 months.

    Eligibility Criteria

    To be considered, and to qualify, for this Call, applicants/projects:

  • Are developing a new disruptive technology in the fields of agriculture, water, renewable energy and/or health.
  • The proposed technology product, process or service must be innovative, and there must be a technological risk involved. In addition, there must at least be a proof of concept in place (e.g. prototype).
  • Willing to enter into a partnership agreement with a partner organization in SA and Egypt.
  • Preference will be given to proposals with high technological readiness level (TRL) and registered start-up in line with the relevant SA and Egyptian legislation.
  • Clearly show and motivate potential for SA and Egyptian markets.
  • Have a civilian purpose.
  • Have an obvious advantage and added value resulting from the cooperation between the participants, (e.g. joint tech dev opportunities, commercial leads, access to markets etc).
  • A signed Partnership Agreement is mandatory before the actual start of the project.

    The Agreement will include the ownership and use of know-how and Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) settlements.

    Apply by 30th July.

    For more information and application details, see; Egypt-South Africa Call for Grant Proposals in Disruptive Technologies

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