Helping entrepreneurs with environmental impact assessments
The CSIR helps entrepreneurs who wish to grow their businesses but find themselves in unfamiliar environmental regulatory territory through the Special Needs and Development Programme of the Department of Environmental Affairs.
Making sense of fuel sloshing
Local experts are collaborating to build a capability in the analysis and design of aircraft fuel tanks. The collaborators are the CSIR (through the Aerospace Industry Support Initiative, an initiative of the dti), Denel Aerostructures and the University of Pretoria.
Microbes in biodiverse Cape soil may lead to promising molecular biology reagents
The Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve in the Western Cape is one of the world's most recognised biodiversity hotspots. CSIR researchers have identified microbes from the reserve's soil that may be used to produce protein molecular biology reagents used in genome engineering.
CSIR develops vineyard robot
The CSIR, in collaboration with Stellenbosch University, has developed a robotic system for horticultural monitoring. This precision-farming tool consists of an automated mobile platform fitted with sensors to monitor plant growth and to estimate grape yield.
CSIR Davit System
What if there were Ideas that worked to protect precious lives and tons of cargo?
Rapidly detecting E.coli in water
The CSIR has developed a disposable device that can rapidly detect E.coli without the need to send samples to laboratories.
CSIR Advanced Fire Information System
What if there were Ideas that worked to better manage wildfires and protect infrastructure?
Implementing an algae-based wastewater treatment system in a Limpopo community
CSIR's new fingerprint technology
The CSIR has launched a new-generation fingerprinting sensing technology that uses high-speed, large-volume optical coherence tomography to acquire the prints.