Research, Development and Innovation

PROGRAMME 2: TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION

Purpose

The Programme aims to enable research and development (R&D) in strategic and emerging focus areas (space science,energy, biotechnology, nanotechnology, robotics, photonics,and indigenous knowledge systems) intellectual property management,technology transfer and technology commercialisation in order to promote the realisation of commercial products, processes and services from R&D outputs through the implementation of enabling policy instruments.

Strategic objectives

  • To lead, inform and influence policy development in areas of strategic science and technology (S&T) innovation focus.
  • To oversee, monitor and regulate key policy instruments, including institutional arrangements and support interventions in strategic and emerging areas.
  • To coordinate and support research and high-end skills development in strategic and emerging areas.
  • To support, promote and advocate for the development and translation of scientific R&D outputs into commercial products, processes and services that will contribute to economic growth and a better quality of life.

Components