Innovation and Technology Funding instruments

The Technology and Human Resources for Industry Programme (THRIP)

This incentive funds applied research, design and engineering and technology development.

Objective THRIP aims to boost South African industry by supporting research and technology development and enhancing the numbers of appropriately-skilled people. THRIP brings together the best of SA’s researchers, academics and industry players.
Beneficiaries All companies undertaking science, engineering and technology (SET) research, in collaboration with educational institutions, and with the aim of addressing the participating firms’ technology needs.
Benefits 50:50 cost-sharing grant, to a maximum of R8m per annum, across any number of projects.
Implementing Agency National Research Foundation (NRF)



THRIP Marketing Officer
Tel: +27(0)12 481-4040
applications to


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