Thin Spray-on Liner Tests - Mining Engineering
Rock Testing - Mining Engineering
Heterogeneity Testing (HT) - Mining Engineering
Determination of Sponcon Index in Combustion of Coal Samples - Mining Engineering
XRD scans of Cementitious and related material - Chemistry
Wear Testing - School of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering
Corrosion Analysis - Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering
Petrography - Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering
Commercial Vehicle Performance Based Standards (PBS) Analysis - Mechanical, Industrial & Aeronautical Engineering
The National Evaluation system, led by DPME, aims to improve the performance of government policies and programmes, increase the accountability of government, improve decision-making as well as to establish a body of knowledge on what works and what works less well and why. DPME commissions about 10-15 evaluations a year of major and strategic government programmes and policies.
In 2015 Wits Enterprise was appointed as a member of the DPME’s panel of service providers for both Evaluation and Research. This allows the University to access calls and channel proposals through a central unit and ensures that the DPME and other relevant government departments are accessing the wide skills base available at the University.
Once the evaluation reports have been endorsed by Cabinet, service providers and departments are able to publish based on the results. Both the evaluation and research assignments provide a clear demand for research products, which can not only be used for publications, but also have the opportunity to feed into the policy-making process.
For more information and a list of upcoming calls for 2015/16, please contact Pamisha Pillay at Pamisha.Pillay@wits.ac.za
The Wits Seed Fund is managed by the Technology Transfer office of the University, located in Wits Enterprise. Funding for this initiative is provided by the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA). The fund is aimed at supporting and progressing the development and commercialisation of technology created in the university, by funding the development of prototypes, market analysis and testing, etc. For more information, please click here or contact Ms Tshembani Khupane at firstname.lastname@example.org or 011 717 4595.
The National Research Foundation (NRF) is as an independent government agency, established through the National Research Foundation Act (Act No 23 of 1998). The mandate of the NRF is to promote and support research through funding, human resource development and the provision of the necessary research facilities in order to facilitate the creation of knowledge, innovation and development in all fields of science and technology, including indigenous knowledge. Find out more about the NRF here.
For funding opportunities within the NRF please click here.
THRIP is a DTI (Department of Trade and Industry) funded Programme that is managed by the NRF and aimed at promoting collaborations between Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) or Science, Engineering and Technology Institutions (SETIs) and Industry to increase South African competitiveness. THRIP co-invests in any Science, Engineering and Technology (SET) Industry funded HEI and SETI projects conducting Research and Development (R&D) activities, with participation of final year and/or postgraduate students, which will lead to technology transfers and products or processes development. Find out more here.
2015 Call for Proposals (for 2016 Projects): Click here for NRF (THRIP) letter
Horizon 2020 is the new European Union (EU) Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, running from 2014 to 2020 (with a budget of nearly €80 billion available over 7 the years ), through different (time linked) thematic “competitive” calls for proposals. Find out more here.
Calls for Project Proposals: Click here
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