What is ESASTAP?

ESASTAP was launched during the sixth European Union Framework Programme (the main EU funding instrument for research and innovation) to promote, facilitate and coordinate research, development and innovation (RDI) cooperation between South Africa and the European Union in areas of common interest. 

The initiative has not only enhanced RDI cooperation under the Framework Programme and other reciprocal programmes, but enriched and facilitated policy dialogue, fostered innovation partnerships, and promoted greater coordination and synergy.

 

Collaboration opportunities

 

           Horizon 2020 Framework Programme/ERA-NET

           ERA-MIN

           M-ERA.NET

           MarTERA

 

Other programmes

 

           The European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership

           The African, Caribbean and Pacific States Science and Technology Programme

           European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST)

           EUREKA

           Eurostars

 

Support from the DST

Seed funding and co-investments

The DST provides seed (mobility) funding of up to 80% to finalise project proposals for Horizon 2020.

Co-investment is subject to budget negotiation with the applicant according to the set call eligibility criteria for the different programmes, i.e. H2020, EDCTP, Eureka, Eurostars.

Support instruments

A network of experts appointed by the DST serves as the National Contact Point to provide guidance and assistance to researchers (call analyses and partnerships) for H2020. 

           Partner-matching service.

           Twinning activities for the exchange of information, ideas, and best practices between

               researchers.

           Events/training on IP, technology transfer and exploitation.

 

Contact details

 

For further details on the above, including calls for proposals and application procedures, please contact the following DST officials:

 

Toto Matshediso

Deputy Director: Strategic Partnerships

Department of Science and Technology

+27 (0) 12 843 6339

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Tugela Matubatuba

Deputy Director: Strategic Partnerships

Department of Science and Technology

+27 (0) 12 843 6860

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Templates

 

Applications

           Application for DST COST seed funding

           Application for DST Horizon 2020 seed funding

           Application for DST Horizon 2020 co-investment funding

           Application for DST EDCTP co-investment funding

           Application for DST Eureka co-investment funding

           Application for DST Eurostars co-investment funding

 

Reports

           Report on use of DST COST seed funding

           Report on use of DST Horizon 2020 seed funding

           Report on use of DST Horizon 2020 co-investment funding

           Report on use of DST EDCTP co-investment funding

           Report on use of DST Eureka co-investment funding

           Report on use of DST Eurostars co-investment funding