The TLIU has been contracted by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) to implement the Grassroots Innovation Programme in South Africa. The Programme aims to provide innovators, irrespective of their educational background, age, race or standing in society, with a platform to excel at what they do.

The end goal is to take their innovations from an idea to the next level, where it can eventually be commercialized.

Through this programme, participating individuals are linked


  • Subject matter experts
  • Access to  advanced facilities
  • Development Support
  • Market exposure

Where their innovations and inventions can be further developed towards a commercial model.