The Aerospace Industry Support Initiative (AISI) hereby invites interested companies to respond to a Call for Proposals (CFP) for Aerospace and Defence Industry Development and Technology Support Programme.

The CFP is aimed at identifying organisations requiring technology support in sectors relating to advanced manufacturing in aeronautics, space and defence. Industry is encouraged to apply for funding to industrialise technologies to the advancement of South African niche capabilities and value propositions in support of National Government objectives such as competitiveness improvement and localisation.

Thematic Areas:  The thematic areas selected for this CFP are at the discretion of the AISI and are seen as those most relevant for technology advancement in the South African aeronautics, space and defence sectors. These are:

  • Aerostructures including advanced manufacturing and processing
  • Space
  • Avionics
  • Propulsion and
  • Surveillance and Sensor Systems

Only projects with a Technology Readiness Level (TRL)/Manufacturing Readiness Level (MRL) value ≥ 4 (greater than or equal to four), at the start of the project, will be considered for support. Refer to Sections 19 and 20 in the CFP Terms of Reference (TORs) for the TRL and MRL definitions. The continuation of projects previously supported by the AISI will also be considered for support.

Please download the application documents as follows:

The TORs must be downloaded and opened from your desktop for the link to work.

Closing Date and Time: 11 August 2023 at 16:30

Please direct all queries to:

AISI Technical Leader

Livison Mashoko

Tel: (012) 841-4466