Technology Innovation Agency (TIA)Ā 

Supported by Department of Science and Technology, theĀ Technology Innovation Agency (TIA)Ā develops and nurtures technological innovation in order to improve economic growth in South Africa. TIA administerā€™s aĀ seed fund, which the agencyĀ launched in 2013 andĀ provides entrepreneurs and innovators with grant funding of up to R500 000 to R650 000 per project.Ā The fund channels seed funding through technology transfer centres at universities and science centres to innovative projects as well as through small business support organisations in provinces to entrepreneurs. In 2016/17 the fund lent outĀ R74-million to 133 projects.

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