Black Business Supplier Development Programme (BBSDP)
The Black Business Supplier Development Programme (BBSDP) is a cost-sharing grant offered to black-owned small enterprises to assist them to improve their competitiveness and sustainability to become part of the mainstream economy and create employment.
The Co-operative Incentive Scheme (CIS) is a 100% grant for registered primary co-operatives (a primary co-operative consists of five or more members). The objective of the CIS is to improve the viability and competitiveness of co-operative enterprises by lowering their cost of doing business through an incentive that supports Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment.
The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) initiated the Incubation Support Programme (ISP) to develop incubators and create successful enterprises with the potential to revitalise communities and strengthen local and national economies. In continuing to strengthen economic development through broadening participation in the economy, the ISP aims to ensure that small, micro and medium enterprises (SMMEs) graduate into the mainstream economy through the support provided by the incubators. The ISP is one of the support measures to encourage partnerships in which big business assists SMMEs with skills transfer, enterprise development, supplier development and marketing opportunities.
seda Technology Programme (Stp) is a division of seda (Small Enterprise Development Agency) focusing on technology business incubation, quality & standards and technology transfer services & support to small enterprises.
The SEIF intends to leverage public sector investment that would provide necessary infrastructure by creating an enabling environment for businesses to crowd in investment, mostly in townships, rural areas and the inner city where there is clear business activity taking place.
Small Medium Enterprise Development Programme (SMEDP)
PLEASE NOTE: The SMEDP scheme has been suspended on 31 August 2006 (Media Release). Please note that NO applications will be accepted by the dti after 31 August 2006. The guidelines and policy decisions are only applicable to Applicants who have submitted their applications on or before 31 August 2006; to Applicants who have received a decision from the Manufacturing Development Board; to Applicants who received an SMEDP contract; and Applicants who are in terms of the SMEDP contract allowed to submit claims for the SMEDP scheme.
Support Programme for Industrial Innovation (SPII)
The Support Programme for Industrial Innovation (SPII) is designed to promote technology development in South Africa’s industry, through the provision of financial assistance for the development of innovative products and/or processes. SPII is focussed specifically on the development phase, which begins at the conclusion of basic research and ends at the point when a pre-production prototype has been produced.
Technology and Human Resources for Industry Programme (THRIP)
THRIP is one of three industry support instruments of the dti designed to enhance industry competitiveness and production capacity through the application of new technologies. The other two instruments are the Manufacturing Competitiveness Enhancement Programme and the Support Programme for Industrial Innovation. In recognition of the fact that Technology is embedded in people, the programme has as a core part of its design the training and production of Science, Engineering and Technology graduates, as well as the facilitation of flow of these graduates and of personnel between the collaborating research institutions and industry partners. While the programme has some overlaps with other instruments that provide support along the innovation value chain, it is sufficiently unique in certain aspects and complimentary to be seen as occupying a niche.