About IP&TT

Technology transfer (TT)

Technology transfer is the process of transferring new knowledge and innovations developed at the CSIR to third parties who can realise value from them by making them available to the market and society, for commercial gain and social good. Technology transfer presents an opportunity to improve SA’s industrial and commercial competitiveness, create employment, serve society and enhance quality of life. Read more

Intellectual Property (IP)

IP deals with creations of the mind, arising from intellectual activity in the scientific, commercial, literary and artistic fields.  IP rights (IPRs) refer to the protection afforded by the law to various forms of IP. IPRs are designed to stimulate innovative and creative activity, to encourage the dissemination of the outcomes of such activity and to promote economic and social development. Read more


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