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Call Closed: AISI CFP for the Marine Programme: Technology Enhancement Intervention

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Aerospace Industry Support Initiative (AISI)

Call for Proposals (CFP)

Identifying Beneficiaries to participate in the AISI Marine Manufacturing, Maintenance & Repairs, and Associated Services Development Programme: Technology Enhancement Intervention

CFP No: 002/17/08/2021

The Aerospace Industry Support Initiative (AISI), an initiative of the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (the dtic), hosted under Industry Connect at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), hereby invites interested companies to respond to the CFP for the Marine Manufacturing, Maintenance & Repairs, and Associated Services Development Programme: Technology Enhancement Intervention.

The AISI aims to identify recipients that could benefit from support towards technology enhancement within the marine industry. More specifically support will be provided to manufacturers requiring technology enhancements (which could include testing or validation of new technology, or technology transfer to a beneficiary) to assist suppliers, enter new markets or enhance existing market positions in the marine industry. Support provided to a successful company has the specific aim to improve industry competitiveness and increase localisation of components manufactured within the marine manufacturing industry of South Africa.

Please download the application documents as follows:

  • CFP Terms of Reference (TORs)
  • ANNEXURE A: PROPOSAL TEMPLATE can be downloaded from the CFP TORs, Page 28
    • Only applications with both completed documents (CFP TORs and Annexure A: Proposal Template) will be considered

Closing Date and Time: 07 September 2021 at 16:30

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Please direct all queries to:
Nicolene Roux
Email: nroux@csir.co.za

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Call Closed: AISI EOI: Identifying Advanced Manufacturing Aerospace Integrators or Sub-Systems Suppliers and SMMEs to participate in the AISI Technology Based Supplier Development Programme

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CORRECTION PUBLISHED ON PAGE 13
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DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 23 JULY 2021 AT 16:00

Aerospace Industry Support Initiative (AISI)

Expression of Interest (EoI)

Identifying Advanced Manufacturing Aerospace Integrators or Sub-Systems Suppliers and SMMEs to participate in the AISI Technology Based Supplier Development Programme

EoI No: 001/29/06/21

The Aerospace Industry Support Initiative (AISI), which is hosted under Industry Connect at the CSIR is a programme of the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (the dtic).  The AISI hereby invites interested companies to respond to the EoI for Technology Based Supplier Development.

The EoI is aimed at identifying organisations requiring technology enhancement, process optimisation and standards and accreditations support in sectors relating to advanced manufacturing in aeronautics, space and defence. Companies in the industry are encouraged to apply for funding to industrialise technologies to the advancement of South African niche capabilities and value propositions in support of government objectives such as competitiveness improvement, localisation and job creation.

Please download the application documents as follows:

Closing Date and Time: 23 July 2021 at 16:00
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Please direct all queries to:
Livison Mashoko
Email: LMashoko@csir.co.za

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Call Closed: AISI CFP: Aerospace and Defence Industry Development and Technology Support Programme

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Aerospace Industry Support Initiative (AISI)

Call for Proposals (CFP)

Aerospace and Defence Industry Development and Technology Support Programme

CFP No.: 001/03/05/21

The Aerospace Industry Support Initiative (AISI), which is hosted under Industry Connect at the CSIR is a programme of the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (the dtic).  The AISI hereby invites interested companies to respond to the 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.

Please download the application documents as follows:

  • Terms of Reference (TORs)
  • Proposal Template (Annexure A) (Please download the Proposal Template from the TORs document – Page 25)

Closing Date and Time: 24 May 2021 at 16:30

Please direct all queries to:
Livison Mashoko
Email: LMashoko@csir.co.za

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Call Closed: AISI EOI: Marine Manufacturing and Repairs Supplier Development Programme – Standards and Accreditations Intervention

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Aerospace Industry Support Initiative (AISI)

Expression of Interest (EoI)

Identifying Beneficiaries to participate in the Marine Manufacturing and Repairs Supplier Development Programme – Standards and Accreditations Intervention

EoI No.: 001/21/04/2021

The Aerospace Industry Support Initiative (AISI), which is hosted under Industry Connect at the CSIR is a programme of the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (the dtic). The AISI hereby invites interested companies to submit Expressions of Interest for the Marine Manufacturing and Repairs Supplier Development Programme.

The AISI aims to identify recipients that could benefit from support towards standards and accreditations within the marine industry.  Support provided to successful companies will address certification and compliance issues, which are currently limiting their ability to partake in the marine supply chain. More specifically, assistance may be provided to beneficiaries to obtain marine certifications, providing new opportunities within the marine industry, or open new markets for existing marine suppliers.

Please download the application documents as follows:

  • Terms of Reference (TORs)
  • Response Template (Annexure A) (Please download the Response Template from the TORs document – Page 20)

Closing Date and Time: 07 May 2021 at 16h00

Please direct all queries to:
Nicolene Roux
Email: NRoux@csir.co.za

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Call Closed: AISI CFP: Marine Manufacturing Supplier Development Programme – Technology Enhancement Intervention

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Call for Proposals (CFP)

Identifying Beneficiaries to Participate in the AISI
Marine Manufacturing Supplier Development Programme
Technology Enhancement Intervention

CFP No.: 002/01/12/2020

Please read through the Terms of Reference (TORs):

Please download and complete the Proposal Template:

Closing Date and Time: 15 December 2020 at 16:00

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Call Closed: 2021 DSI-CSIR Inter-Bursary Support Programme – Call for Applications

Call for Applications CLOSED

The CSIR and the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) are pleased to announce the DSI CSIR Inter-bursary Support Programme (IBS) call for applications.

Closing Date: Friday, 23 October 2020

NO LATE APPLICATIONS WILL BE CONSIDERED

The IBS postgraduate bursary support is intended for students approved for- or registered for full time studies for Honours/ 4th year Engineering/ BTech/ Advanced Diploma, Masters or PhD degrees at any South African public university. The focus areas for the bursary support are restricted to the following research areas:

  • Aerospace
  • Composites
  • Modelling and Digital Sciences
  • Microsystems Technology
  • Titanium (Manufacturing Elements)
  • Photonics
  • Biotechnology:
  • Biopharming
  • Bioprocessing
  • Biocatalysis
  • Information and Communications Technology
  • Indigenous Knowledge Systems (IKS)
  • Health

The advert and detailed guidelines document, for Honours, Masters and Doctoral levels can be downloaded below:

Advert


Guidelines

Please complete the online application form (see links below) and submit all the required supporting documents as per information provided in the call documents by email to: HCD-INTERBURSARY@csir.co.za

For Honours, 4th year Engineering, BTech and Advanced Diploma applications, please click on the link below to complete an online application form:https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=1cXTL7Ld006YA_iWdZKN9IDuhgGUPStFj6YMQfUDMgxUNU5FTFhKNkxDOFZDVFZEWDhSVTdDUVlJMS4u

For Masters and Doctoral applications please click on the link below to complete an online application form:https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=1cXTL7Ld006YA_iWdZKN9IDuhgGUPStFj6YMQfUDMgxUQkNBUFpBNjNIMlpRME01Wk5EWVlRMFdTMi4u

Should you have any queries with regards to the call requirements or application procedure, please contact:

Mr Justice Komane
Tel: (012) 841-3304
Email: HCD-INTERBURSARY@csir.co.za

Or

Ms Katlego Ramonyai
Tel: (012) 842-7519
Email: HCD-INTERBURSARY@csir.co.za

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Initiative plans to accelerate tech amid industry decline

EVEN ODDS Although there are “pockets of excellence”, the local aerospace industry is very small and focuses almost exclusively on exports

Published by Engineering News

By: Mamaili Mamaila, Features Writer and Social Media Specialist

Date:  11 September 2020


The Aerospace Industry Support Initiative (AISI) plans to continue building technology strategies with industry for long-term implementation amid the industry’s decline of late.

“The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has been extremely severe on the aerospace industry, owing to the lockdown on air travel and tourism,” Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (DTIC) director of aerospace and defence, industrial competitiveness and growth Nokwanda Fipaza says.

However, she tells Engineering News that the decline was noticeable before the pandemic.

This decline can be attributed to three main factors, she says.

Firstly, limited local procurement, which results in even fewer small offset agreements for the manufacturing industry.

Secondly, cash-strapped State-owned enterprises, which results in limited local supply chain activity.

Thirdly, international original-equipment manufacturers (OEMs) are scaling down.

Consequently, fewer work packages are available for the South African industry, says Fipaza. 

In response to these challenges, the South African aerospace industry is endeavouring to tap into a broader mix of international supply chains, owing to the few international OEMs which the local industry currently supplies. 

“The DTIC further aims to put industry into contact with additional DTIC incentives that are not only for aerospace. Although bigger companies are also supported, the AISI aims to show impact through the development and support of small, medium-sized and microenterprises (SMMEs).”

Although there are “pockets of excellence” in niche areas, such as electronics and mine protected vehicles, as well as an exporting sail planes manufacturer, Fipaza adds that the local aerospace industry is very small and focuses almost exclusively on exports.

Further, the pandemic has prompted the industry to respond in innovative ways, from supplying personal protective equipment, and designing and supplying ventilators to assisting local supply chains in diversifying into additional markets.

As such, Fipaza highlights that the AISI has reprioritised its interventions to assist with industry building capability after Covid-19. 

Some of the key elements in respect of manufacturing for the aerospace industry that AISI is aiming to tackle include advanced composites, rotational moulding and precision machining. The aim is to create high-value jobs which contribute meaningfully to the economy.

She relates that one of the main projects that the AISI is currently undertaking is the localisation of a 400 N gas turbine for defence and commercial purposes by propulsion systems solutions provider Cape Aerospace Technologies, in Cape Town.

AISI is also involved in the supplier development of a rotational moulding supplier that will produce the sacrificial thermoplastic core used in the patented Cellular Core Technology at aerospace engineering and manufacturing company Aerosud Aviation, in Centurion, Gauteng.

Meanwhile, for sail plane designer and manufacturer Jonker Sailplanes, AISI is involved in the development and manufacturing of a 24-m-long open-class sailplane to help it retain its global market lead in the open-class segment.

This is the time to increase cooperation and local content, as well as develop the industry’s niche capabilities for the international market, she enthuses.

“We are also looking into the development of a market-related radio frequency (RF) microwave subassembly for small satellites using additive manufacturing by advanced RF and microwave components designer and manufacturer LambdaG – an SMME in Cape Town.”

AISI is also involved in the implementation of the AS9100 aerospace quality management standard at electronics manufacturer Production Logix, in Pinetown, KwaZulu-Natal, Fipaza tells Engineering News.

In the drive to bolster exports for the industry, transformation remains a key imperative, as in doing so, maximum value addition and maximum local content on the manufactured components and products, is created, she explains.

AISI is a DTIC-led initiative which aims to improve the competitiveness of the local aeronautics, space and defence sectors – managed and hosted by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, in Pretoria, Gauteng.


Edited by: Zandile Mavuso, Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor: Features

Read more: https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/initiative-plans-to-accelerate-tech-amid-industry-decline-2020-09-11-1

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Call Closed: AISI Expression Interest (EoI): Identifying Beneficiaries to participate in the AISI Marine Manufacturing, Associated Services and Other Manufacturing Industries Supplier Development Programme – Standards and Accreditations Intervention

CALL CLOSED

Expression of Interest (EoI)

Identifying Beneficiaries to participate in the AISI Marine Manufacturing, Associated Services and Other Manufacturing Industries Supplier Development Programme – Standards and Accreditations Intervention

EoI No: 001/10/07/2020

EoI Guidelines:

Annexure A – Response Template:

Note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, only electronic submissions will be accepted.

Please direct all queries to:

Nicolene Roux
Email: NRoux@csir.co.za

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Call Closed: AISI Call for Proposals (CFP): Industry Development and Technology Support Programme 2020/2021

CALL CLOSED

Call for Proposals (CFP)

Industry Development and Technology Support Programme 2020/2021

CFP: 001/09/06/20

Guidelines:

Proposal Template:

Closing Date: 30 June 2020 at 16:30

Note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, only electronic submissions will be accepted.

Please direct all queries to:

Livison Mashoko
AISI Technical Leader
Email: lmashoko@csir.co.za

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Call Closed: AISI Expression of Interest (EOI): Technology Based Supplier Development Programme 2020/2021

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AISI Expression of Interest (EOI)

Identifying Advanced Manufacturing Aerospace Integrators or Sub-Systems Suppliers and SMMEs to participate in the AISI Technology Based Supplier Development Programme 2020/2021

EOI No: 001/26/03/2020

Guidelines:

Submission Templates:

Integrator and Sub-Systems Supplier Template
SMME Template

Closing Date: 06 May 2020 at 16:00

Note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, only electronic submissions will be accepted.

Please direct all queries to:

Livison Mashoko
AISI Technical Leader
Email: lmashoko@csir.co.za