FSA is delighted to announce that the Department of Science and Innovation has approved our third round application for Sector Innovation Funding, in the amount of R 35,2m over 4 years!
As members will recall, the decline in State co-investment into RDI has been a key focus area in our PPGI programme. The Herculean efforts of FSA’s Research and Protection Director, Dr Ronald Heath, with the support of our Research Advisory Committee and the critical role played by our partners in the PPGI, have been crucial in securing this funding and they are all sincerely thanked for their roles in achieving this success. We previously secured R24m from the DSI in the first round of SIF funding and R11m in the second round. This means we that we have secured R 70m from DSI over the last 7 years!
This is another area of extraordinary success, which has come about in no small part due to the impact of the PPGI and is further evidence of the Presidency and State’s tangible commitments to creating meaningful partnerships with the Private Sector, for the growth and competitiveness of our Sector.