Posts tagged as DST

Tech transfer from Wits’ work at CERN

  Researchers from the Wits Experimental High Energy Particle Physics (EHEP) group showcased the benefits of the collaboration between science and industry when they displayed a South-African made prototype of a high-tech electronics board at the International Conference on Research Infrastructure (ICRI) that was held in Cape Town recently. The new 16-layer electronics board, designed […]

DST denies imminent SKA facility in the Cape

  The Western Cape Department of Economic Development and Tourism has published a “Request for Information/Expression of Interest: Cape Big Data Facility”.  The Department of Science and Technology (DST) considers this call and the accompanying detailed specifications suggesting that the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project will be hosted in the facility to be both misleading […]

South Africa leaps into bio-manufacturing

  South Africa took a leap into bio-manufacturing with the opening of the Bio-Manufacturing Industry Development Centre (BIDC) at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) on 13 May 2016. The aim of the centre is to support small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs) in meeting their customers’ needs within short time-frames and to […]

SA needs more training in handling of big data

  Big data is for many people a buzzword, just like “in the cloud” was not so long ago. Dr. Quentin Williams, strategic research manager at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research’s (CSIRs) Meraka Institute believes big data is an important research and development area. If indeed South Africa wants to transform itself into […]

Minister unhappy with science and technology budget vote

  South Africa is not investing enough in science, technology and innovation. “If we do not change this trend, we will be overtaken by nations that have less capacity and knowledge resources than we have”, the Minister of Science and Technology, Naledi Pandor told Parliament during her budget vote. “Failure to address the funding of […]

2005 nano strategy pays off with new facility

  The state-of-the-art DST-CSIR Nanomaterials Industrial Development Facility launched by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), in partnership with the CSIR, is the result of nanotechnology development efforts guided by the 2005 National Nanotechnology Strategy and follows earlier successful research and development at laboratory level. The Strategy aimed to effect both economic and social […]