Posts tagged as TIA

In conversation with… Dr Happy Sithole

HPC focus must shift to SMMEs The initiative to establish a High Performance Computing (HPC) facility in South Africa came from the academic research community. When Dr Happy Sithole was working on his PhD in material science, there was a small cluster of super computers at the University of Limpopo, but for some very large […]

Government to ramp up research and development

  The government aims to double the investment in research and development (R&D) from the 2014/15 figure of 0,77% to 1,5% of gross domestic product (GDP). Minister of Science and Technology, Naledi Pandor, said that this means doubling the 2014/2015 investment of R29-billion to roughly R60-billion each year until. Pandor was speaking at the launch […]

Smart cabinet access system for data centre

With the digital revolution now in full swing, online transactions, mobility, social media and big data continue to increase the amount of information being transmitted, stored and accessed by businesses and consumers anytime, anywhere and on any device. And it’s all happening through the data centre. With virtually every task in every type of business […]

TIA well positioned to take innovation in SA to higher levels

  The Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) is well positioned to take innovation in South Africa to a much higher level.  At the organisation’s recent annual report launch in Pretoria, the CEO, Barlow Manilal said that in the global village where  we currently operate, there are no concessions for late starters or special consideration towards legacy […]

SA’s best inventors win big at the SA Innovation Summit

  An early warning device to predict asthma attacks was the winning invention of one of the SA Innovation Summit competitions, namely the Inventors Garage competition. The 8th SA Innovation Summit which took place at the Cape Town stadium last week brought entrepreneurs, inventors, investors, thought leaders and government together to share ideas, collaborate and […]