About the CSIR and this portal


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As one of the largest Research, Development and Innovation organisations in Africa, the CSIR is serious about impact. Our mandate and focus is to improve the quality of life of the people of South Africa (and ultimately also the rest of Africa). Innovation is a cornerstone of this focus on achieving impact.

We achieve impact through a number of pathways, including through transfer of technology, knowledge, skills and people. The goal of our technology transfer activities is to improve quality of life, contribute to economic growth, create jobs and promote environmental sustainability in the country.

This portal is dedicated to our technology transfer activities. It serves as a repository of relevant information on how the CSIR performs technology transfer, what our technology transfer preferences are, who the relevant contact persons in the CSIR are, what technologies we currently have available for licensing, and so forth.

We welcome engagement from stakeholders, potential investors, entrepreneurs, potential licensees and other interested parties – please feel free to contact us!

Disclaimer: While the CSIR believes in good faith that the information provided here is correct, the CSIR shall under no circumstances be responsible for any loss, liability or damage (whether direct or consequential) which may be suffered or any expense which may be incurred, of any nature whatsoever, as a direct or indirect result of the use of or reliance on any of the information provided.

This blog is maintained by the CSIR Licensing & Ventures team. Copyright (c) CSIR 2016. All rights to the intellectual property and / or contents of this blog remain vested in the CSIR.
This blog is intended solely for information purposes and may not be reproduced, in whole or in part, in any way without the express written permission of the CSIR.

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