Utility Deadline:30 October 2020.

The South African Division of Science and Innovation (DSI) and the French Embassy in South Africa in collaboration with their nationwide data switch associations, invite analysis groups, industrial actors and expertise switch places of work to submit proposals that can foster the event of expertise switch between France and South Africa.

Each South Africa and France are implementing proactive insurance policies to extend the affect of their public analysis, particularly by strengthening the hyperlink between academia and the commercial sphere via the creation and enhancement of expertise switch constructions.

The scientific excellence of South Africa and France creates nice potential for the switch of outcomes from our public laboratories to the commercial sector, thus creating jobs alternatives and supporting financial development.

On the similar time, our nations have a protracted custom of expertise switch and an actual experience round expertise switch places of work. Exchanges of experience are doable and this challenge needs to advertise them.

It’s a year-round program: the decision might be open from the start of July to the tip of October 2020


Facilitating the hyperlink between analysis groups and industrial stakeholders is a precedence pillar of the innovation technique of the Division of Science and Innovation and the Embassy of France in South Africa.

By the French South African Tech Switch Bridge, a versatile and year-round program, the primary goal is to assist the event of sturdy partnerships (e.g. patent licensing, commercialization…) between French or South African public laboratories growing a excessive value- added options in collaboration with South African or French potential industrial companions.

The intention of this programme is to facilitate cooperation between analysis groups, expertise switch places of work and industrial gamers in France and South Africa, within the closing phases of contracting or testing the relevance of applied sciences for industrial use.

Instance of a fundable case

  • A analysis crew from a South African College has been helped by its Expertise Switch Workplace to establish a French enterprise keen on their expertise. They’re at present negotiating a licensing settlement. On this specific case, the Tech Switch Bridge Program will assist by offering an incentive funding (journey, lodging) to assist switch the expertise: the commercial associate might be invited to South Africa to go to the UCT lab and to be skilled to make use of the expertise.
  • Two expertise switch places of work want to (1) trade their respective experience within the subject of license negotiation, (2) or wish to work on increase a portfolio of frequent patents to be exploited, or (3) want to develop a standard framework for the “valorisation” of the totally different frequent analysis tasks of their college, this programme will have the ability to facilitate the organisation of an trade of workers to make progress on these points.


  • Analysis groups from a French or South African public college, analysis Institute; via their very own expertise switch places of work
  • French or South African enterprises prepared to amass a brand new expertise
  • Expertise switch places of work of France or South Africa which are keen on growing their experience collectively

The French south African Tech Switch Bridge Program supplies for particular person visits for at least one week and a most of two weeks within the subject of “expertise switch actions”, regardless of the scientific subject is.

The laureates could have their keep in France or in South Africa funded (journey and lodging*).

  • The utmost quantity per challenge is EUR 2 500 or R 46 000.

*Different prices is not going to be funded: subsistence prices, journey to nations aside from South Africa and the Worldwide Companion, marketing consultant’s charges, academic bills (bursaries, fellowships and scholarships), insurance coverage and medical care, gear, challenge administration charges, salaries, short-term workers charges; and many others.

The deadline for purposes is 15 November 2020, and the decision is for actions from July 2020 till 30 October 2020.

The applying type is obtainable on the next web sites:

French Embassy- https://za.ambafrance.org/

Innovation Bridge Portal- www.innovationbridge.data/ibportal/

NIPMO- https://nipmo.dst.gov.za

TIA- www.tia.org.za

SARIMA- www.sarima.co.za

  • Obtain the appliance type from the French embassy web site and the Innovation Bridge Portal.
    • Full the appliance type.
  • Save the appliance type as a pdf file.

For Extra Info:

Go to the Official Webpage of the French-South African Tech Switch Bridge 2020

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