ELIDZ's STP services on offer includes a range of laboratories including testing and auditing capabilities, laboratory facilities, training platforms as well as incubator services. These laboratories are also utilised in a range of research processes, which are commissioned by government, tertiary institutions, ELIDZ tenants, the ELIDZ and/or private sector clients, based on a broadly consulted research and innovation agenda.
Open Innovation Platform, Connect & Solve
The OICS is an open innovation (OI) project involving Research Institute for Innovation and Sustainability (RIIS) and ELIDZ Science and Technology Park (STP). The project will pilot a web-based platform that will connect innovators, inventors and solution providers with solution seekers in government and the private sector, whilst ensuring the protection of intellectual property on both sides. The platform builds on the expertise and experience of a proven Open Innovation mediation model to deliver value to innovators and customers... [Read More]
The ELIDZ-funded CSIR Consulting and Analytical Services (CAS) laboratory, situated at the Science and Technology Park (STP) precinct is the first chemical and microbiological laboratory of its kind in the Eastern Cape. It aims to be fully accredited by SANAS.
The laboratory is staffed by highly competent technicians specialising in microbiological analysis of environmental, food and beverage samples.
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The ELIDZ's STP, in conjunction with the Master Artisan Academy offers the Centre of Excellence, a training facility focused on creating a pool of renewable energy experts in the Eastern Cape. Run by the Master Artisan Academy, the facility offers an 18-month certified programme for renewable energy professions. This is an international Solarteur certification in accordance with the EU-guideline EG 2008/29. The Master Artisan Academy has secured the rights to this programme in South Africa and this is the first Solarteur school in Africa.
Tenants Chemin and eCiti have well-established reputations for offering start-ups the help they need to become fully-fledged businesses. Should your business not fall within the services they offer, the ELIDZ's STP will endeavor to find the right incubation support for your start-up.
The latest design techniques are being used to create impactful, interactive and attractive workspaces created within an innovation space where like-minded individuals can work and relax.