Funding opportunities

NEWTON Funding

Welcome to Universities UK International's Newton Funding Bulletin.

This bulletin provides updates when new calls are opened or call deadlines are looming. 

Section 12J Digital Technologies Fund

Section 12J Digital Technologies Fund

Kalon Venture Partners invests in- and builds a portfolio of high growth technology companies, with innovative business models, geared to existing and emerging institutions and their customers.

Kalon Venture Partners invests growth capital in the form of equity to be utilised to assist established, but still high-risk ventures in expanding activity such as creating additional traction in South Africa, launching into Africa and then foreign markets, as well as creating new product/technology lines.

Access the online funding application at the following address:

MEST Africa Challenge 2019

MEST Africa Challenge 2019

Applications are now open for the 2019 MEST Africa scale-up pitch competition! 

The MEST Africa Challenge returns for its second year, offering up to $50k in equity investment for startups based in South Africa, Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, and Cote d̢۪Ivoire.

Please go to for more information and to apply.


Support Programme for Industrial Innovation (SPII): The Product Process Development Scheme

The Product Process Development scheme intends to promote technology development through the provision of financial assistance for the development of new products and/or processes.

To apply visit the dti website, and locate the financial assistance tab. All information including application forms and guidelines is provided for in each of the dti funding and/or incentives. Completed application forms with supporting documents must be submitted via e-mail to

WAITRO Innovation Award

WAITRO (World Association of Industrial & Technological Research Organization) - Solving water related challenges around the globe.
As the WAITRO Secretariat, it is our aim to offer you the best opportunities to use the WAITRO Network. Therefore, we have published a Call for Challenges and Project Ideas to support and foster innovative project ideas on water-related projects. This is a valuable chance for all WAITRO members to hand in project proposals on water-related challenges and find the right partner to realize their ideas.
At the same time, we want to set incentives to start innovative projects that help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, which is why we have launched the WAITRO Innovation Award, an opportunity for WAITRO member project teams to win USD 25,000 for their water-related project proposals.
For further information about the Innovation Award and the Open Call for project ideas please find the attached documents. There, you will find all necessary information on the Call for Challenges and Ideas as well as on the Innovation Award and how you can participate and benefit from it.
We are looking forward to receiving your innovative ideas and to building inspiring partnerships to foster sustainable use of water worldwide!

TIA Seed Fund

No current calls.

For any TIA (Technology Innovation Agency) Seed fund queries, please contact Ms. Doret Kruger.

Tel: 018-299 4508     E-mail: