Request for Applications: Medical Devices and Diagnostics Seed Fund

Request for Applications
Launch date
Deadline date
Medical Devices and Diagnostics Seed Fund 23 November 2021
17 December 2021

The Medical Device and Diagnostic Innovation Cluster (MeDDIC) is hosted by the SAMRC under the Global Health Innovation Accelerator (GHIA) program and is a national initiative created to exploit a high concentration of skills, expertise, infrastructure and companies across South Africa within the medical devices field. The initiative, supported by the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) and the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI), is aimed at stimulating and intensifying technology innovation within the sector as well as encouraging an integrated ecosystem in support of increasing the competitiveness of the industry.

MeDDIC aims to facilitate the localization of high quality, competitively priced medical devices and diagnostics to enable the increased procurement of locally produced products that address key health priorities in the country. MeDDIC strives to change the paradigms of product development and geographic rollout by facilitating local product development, manufacture and procurement to potentially reduce the costs of healthcare while stimulating local job creation and economic development. This call is one such instrument that aims to bridge the gap between innovation, product development and roll-out and move more locally created products through to the market.

Please consult the RFA Document and MeDDIC TSF guidelines or more details on the RFA topics, requirements, eligibility and application processes. Application documents must be emailed to by 6pm SA time on Friday 17 December 2021 and must include:

  • The fully completed Proposal Template signed by the relevant authority at the institution / organization and the principal investigator (PI) / project lead
  • The fully completed Budget Template in Excel

See SAMRC Terms and Conditions of Funding for general conditions of funding, including eligible and non-eligible costs.

Applications received after the closing date and time will not be considered for funding.

    Contact details
    Please direct any queries or requests for information on this RFA to:
    Ms Grace Baloyi, Senior Program Manager
    Grants, Innovation and Product Development (GIPD)

    Friday, December 17, 2021 - 23:59