Call for Proposals (CFP) for the AISI Industry Development and Technology Support Programme

CFP 002/19/09/2022

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

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:

  • CFP Terms of Reference (TORs)
  • Proposal Template (Annexure A)
    • The Proposal Template can be downloaded from the TORs document – Page 26
    • The TORs must be downloaded and opened from your desktop for the link to work

Closing Date and Time: 14 October 2022 at 16:30

Please direct all queries to:
Livison Mashoko