Research and development incentives

Technology and Human Resources in Industry Programme (THRIP)


THRIP aims to boost SA 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.


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.


50:50 cost-sharing grant, to a maximum of R8m per annum, across any number of projects.

Implementing Agency

The Department of Trade & Industry


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Ms. Thabi Mtshali

Tel: +27 (12) 394 1644

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