THE DST THIRD QUARTER PERFORMANCE REPORT

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THE DST
THIRD

QUARTER PERFORMANCE REPORT


(2012/13 FINANCIAL YEAR)





1
OCTOBER

2012 TO 3
1

DECEMBER
2012




2


TABLE OF CONTENTS


LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS

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4

1.

INTRODUCTION

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8

2.

DST PERFORMANCE OVERVIEW

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10

3.

PROGRESS ON DST 2012 ESTIMATES OF NATIONAL EXPENDITURE INDICATORS AS AT 30 SEPTEMBER

12

4.

SUMMARY OF PROGRAME PERFORMANCE

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20

PROGRAMME 2: Research, Development and Innovation

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20

PROGRAMME 3: International Cooperation and Resources

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46

PROGRAMME 4: Human Capital and Knowledge Systems

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64

PROGRAMME 5: Socio
-
Economic partnership

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110

5.

FINANCIAL PERSPECTIVE

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162

APPROVAL

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172








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LIST OF TABLES


TABLE 1: DST SELECTED ENE INDICATORS 2012/13 FINANCIAL YEAR

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12

TABLE 2: PROGRAMME 2 SERVICE DELIVER
Y ACHIEVEMENTS

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23

TABLE 3
:

PROGRAMME 3 SERVICE DELIVERY ACHIEVEMENT

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48

TABLE 4:
PROGRAMME 4 SERVICE DELIVERY ACHIEVEMENT

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66

TABLE 5:
PROGRAMME 5 SERVICE DELIVERY ACHIEVEMENTS

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113

TABLE 6: DST MAJOR ITEM CATEGORIES

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163

TABLE 7: ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE


DONOR FUNDING

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169


LIST OF FIGURES


Figure 1: DST Overall Performance: (Total Number of Indicators, n =66)

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10

Figure 2: DST Performance Overview by Programmes

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11

Figure 3: DST budget split among the five Programmes (expressed in R’000)

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162

Figure 4: Distribution of DST bu
dget among the four major item categories (expressed in R'000)

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164

Figure 5: DST third quarter financial performance (including p
arliamentary grants)

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165

Figure 6: DST third quarter financial performance (excluding parliamentary grants)

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166

Figure 7 Year
-
on
-
year financial performance analysis (2011/12 and 2012/13)

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.

167

Figure 8: Financial performance per Programme (including parliamentary grants)

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168


4


LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS


ACRO




African Clinical Research
Organization

AERAP African
-

European Radio Astronomy Partnerships

ASSaf




Academy of Science of South Africa

AIMS


African Institute for Mathematical Science

AMCOST


African Ministerial Committee on Science and Technology

AMTS


Advanced Manufacturing Technology Strategy

ANPA


Agriculture National Public Asset

APP

Annual Performance Plan

ARC


Agricultural Research Council

ARC VOPI


ARC Vegetable and Ornament Plant Institute

ARC ISCW


ARC Institute for Soil, Climate and Water

ARC INFRUITEC


ARC Institute for Deciduous Fruit, Vines and Wine

ATM


African Traditional Medicine

APP


Annual Performance Plan

AVN


African Very Long Baseline Network

BAC


Bid Adjudication Committee

BRICS


Brazil, Russia, India,
China and South Africa

CAPRISA


Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa

CD


Chief Director

CHRTEM


Centre for High
-
Resolution Transmission Electron Microscopy

CGS


Council for Geosciences

CIPC


C
ompanies and Intellectual Property Commission

CoC




Centre of Competence

CoE




Centre of Excellence

CSIR




Council for Scientific and Industrial Research

DAFF


Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

DG




Director
-
General

DDG




Deputy Direct
or
-

General

DoH




Department of Health


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DST




Department of Science and Technology

DSEE




Demand Side Management and Energy

DTA




Department of Traditional Affairs

DTI


Department of Trade and Industry

EADS


European Aeronautic Defense and Space Company

EMBC


European Molecular Biology Conference

ENE


Estimates of National Expenditure

ESOF

Euro
-
Science Forum

EU




European Union

ESRF




European Synchrotron Radiation Facility

EXCO




Executive Committee

FACTS



Follow
-

on African Consortium for Tenofovir Studies

HEIs




Higher Education Institutions

HEMIS



Higher Education Management Information System

HCD




Human Capital Development

HMO


Hermanus Magnetic Observatory

HSRC




Hu
man Sciences Research Council

HSSD




Human and Social Sciences Dynamics

HPC




High Performance Computing

HySA


Hydrogen South Africa

IBSA


India, Brazil and South Africa

IIASA



International Institute for App
lied System Analysis

INCONTACT



International Contact Points for International Cooperation

ICGEB


Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology

ICSU



International Council of Scientific Unions

ICT




Information and
Communications Technology

IDC




Industrial Development Corporation

IKS




Indigenous Knowledge System

IKSDC



IKS Documentation Centre

INSITE



International Science, Innovation and Technology Exhibition

IP




Intellectual Property

IR




International
Resources

JICA




Japan International Cooperation Agency

MAC

Ministerial Advisory Committee

MATSCI



Materials Science and Engineering


6

MFPP

Multipurpose Fluorination Pilot Plant

MMM




Minister’s Management
Meeting

MoU


Memorandum of Understanding

MTEF


Medium Term Expenditure Framework

MTSF




Medium Term Strategic Framework

NAM S&T



Non
-

Aligned Movement for Science and Technology

NASSP


National Astronomy and Space Science Programme

NECSA


Nuclear Energy Cooperation of South Africa

NHTL


National House of Traditional Leaders

NIKSO



National Indigenous Knowledge Systems Office

NIKMAS



National Indigenous Knowledge Management Systems

NIPMO


National Intellectual Property Management
Office

NRDS




National Research and Development Strategy

NRS


National Recordal System

NRF




National Research Foundation

NSI




National System of Innovation

NSW




National Science Week

NT




National Treasury

NWO




Netherlands Organization for Scien
tific Research

OBC




Overseas Bilateral Cooperation

ODA



Official Development Assistance

OECD


Organisation for Economic Co
-
operation and Development

OTT


Office of Technology Transfer

PAERIP


Promoting African European Research
Infrastructures Partnership

R&D




Research and Development

RDI




Research, development and innovation

RIMS


Research Information Management System

RIS


Regional Innovation System

RSES


Renewable Sustainabl
e Energy Scholarship

SAC


Satellite Application Centre

SHEQ


Safety Health and Environmental Quality

SALT




Southern African Large Telescope

SANHARP


South African Nuclear Human Asset and Research Programme

SANReN



South African National Research Network

SANSA



South African National Space Agency


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SARChi



South African Research Chairs Initiative

SAEON


South African Earth Observation Network

SANAA

South African National Astronomy Age
ncy

SAP


Systems Application Products

SASSCAL


Southern African Science Services Centre for Climate Change and Adaptive Land Use

SAWS


South African Weather Services

SBS


Sector Budget Support

SEDA


Small Enterprise

Development Agency

SEP



Social and Economic Partnership

SET




Science, Engineering and Technology

SKA


Square Kilometer Array

SME




Small and Medium Enterprises

STEMI



Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics a
nd Innovation

SUN



University of Stellenbosch

TAP


Technology Assistant Package

TAU


Technical Assistance Unit

TBP


Technology Balance of Payment

TIA




Technology Innovation Agency

TITIIC




Tshwane International Trade Infrastru
cture and Investment Conference

TLIU

Technology Localisation Implementation Unit

TYIP




T
en Year Innovation Plan

UAS




Unmanned Aircraft System

UNESCO


United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

UNFCCC


United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

UNIDO


United Nations Industrial Development Organisation

UWC


University of the Western Cape

WRC


Water Research Commission

WIPO


World Intellectual Property Organization

YSSP


Yo
uth Science Summer Programme






8



1.

INTRODUCTION


The Department of Science and Technology (DST) derives its mandate from the 1996 White Paper on Science and
Technology. The DST is the custodial coordinator for the development of the National System of Innovation (NSI) and
influences this system through
key strategies such as the National Research and Development Strategy (NRDS) and the
Ten
-
Year Innovation Plan (TYIP). The latter, particularly, seeks to contribute to the transformation of the South African
economy into a knowledge
-
based economy, in which

the production and dissemination of knowledge will lead to
economic benefits and enrich all fields of human endeavour. In this regard the measure of success will be the level to
which science and technology play a driving role in enhancing productivity,
economic growth and socio
-
economic
development.

The framework of the Ten Year Innovation Plan will be used in the medium and long
-
term to guide the
achievement of the strategic goals of the DST, which are to





develop the innovation capacity of the Natio
nal System of Innovation (NSI) and thereby contribute to socio
-
economic
development;



enhance South Africa's knowledge
-
generation capacity in order to produce world
-
class research papers and turn
some advanced findings into innovative products and processes
;



develop appropriate science, technology and innovation (STI) human capital to meet the needs of society;



build world
-
class STI infrastructure to extend the frontiers of knowledge, train the next generation of researchers, and
enable technology development and transfer, as well as knowledge interchange; and



position South Africa as a strategic international r
esearch, development and innovation (RDI) partner and destination
through the exchange of knowledge, capacity and resources between South Africa, the region and other international
partners, thereby steering the NSI.


9

Treasury Regulation 5.3.1 requires the

accounting officer to establish procedures for quarterly reporting to the executive
authority to facilitate effective performance monitoring, evaluation and corrective action. Procedures for quarterly
reporting have been established from the August 2011 N
ational Treasury: Preparation of Quarterly Performance Reports
Guidelines in line with the Presidency Outcomes Based Approach.
Both the National Treasury and the
DST Performance
Information Policy Procedure Manual (PIPPM) requires that where there are devi
ations between planned performance
and actual performance, reasons for the deviations be provided.


This third quarter review presents progress made from 01 October to 31 December 2012, including the challenges and
issues confronting the DST Programmes in

their pursuit of the 2012/13 financial year targets as outlined in the
Department's Strategic Plan and Annual Performance Plan. The third quarter performance review provides details on the
financial transactions of the DST as at 31 December 2012.


The
overall progress of performance is based on the four classification categories as per the National Treasury
Preparation of Quarterly Performance Report Guidelines.


The legend keys below explain the overall progress per DST performance indicators.

Certaint
y

Moderate risk

On course

Achieved

Red


certainty

that the target will not be achieved or was not achieved in the planned timeframes


major remedial
action and urgent interventions are required.

Amber


moderate risk

that some problems exist and as a result the target will not be achieved in the planned
timeframes


remedial action is needed to avoid this.

Green


on course



no major action needed.

Blue
-

Achieved
-

annual target achieved



10

2.

DST PERFORMANCE OVERVIEW


The

DST has planned to deliver on the total of 6
6

indicators for the 2012/13 financial year. A total of 6
5

indicators were
reported on during the
third

-

quarter. Figure 1 shows that
2
8

(4
2
%)

of total annual targets were reported to have been
achieved and
1
5

(
23
%) on course. 1
9

(
29
%) were at moderate risk,
3

(
5
%) were rated ‘certainty and
1

(%) w
as

not
reported on for this quarter. The reason for not reporting was that this indicator has an annual target. In terms of the ENE
indicators, the department

reporte
d to have achieved 2(50%) targets and on course with 2 (25)

of its targets.
Other 4
(50%) were reported to be moderate risk.


Figure
1
: DST Overall Performance: (Total Number
o
f Indicators, n =6
6
)
















Figure 2 below
illustrates the performance of the department per p
rogramme: Programme 2 reported 10

(
6
7
%) of its
target achieved and 3 (
20
%) of its total target on course. This was fol
lowed by Programme 4 reported 13
(4
1

%) achieved
28

(42%)

15

(23%)

19

(29%)

3

(5%)

1

(1%)

Achieved
On course
Moderate risk
Certainity
Not reported

11

and
5

(
16

%) of its total annual targets on course. Programme 5 reported 5 (33%) of its total targets as already achieved
and
6

(
40
%) on course. Programme 3 reported 1 (25%) its annual targets on course and 3 (75%) at moderate risk.


Figure
2
: DST Performance Overview by Programmes



10 (67%)

13 (41%)

5 (33%)

28 (42%)

3 (20%)

1(25%)

5 (16%)

6 (40%)

15 (23%)


1 (7%)

3 (75%)

11 (33%)

4 (27%)

19 (29%)

1(7%)


2(6%)

3(5%)

1(3%)

1(2%)

0%
10%
20%
30%
40%
50%
60%
70%
80%
90%
100%
Programme 2 (n=15)
Programme 3 (n=4)
Programme 4 (n=32)
Programme 5 (n=15)
Total (n=66)

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3.

PROGRESS ON DST 2012 ESTIMATES OF NATIONAL EXPENDITURE INDICATORS AS
AT 31 DECEMBER 2012


TABLE
1
: DST SELECTED ENE INDICATORS 2012/13 FINANCIAL YEAR


Indicator

Programm
e

ENE target
for
the 2012/13
financial year

Preliminary
outcome as at
30 June 2012

Preliminary
outcome as
at 30
September
2012

Preliminary
outcome as
at 31
December
2012

Actual
progress to
date

Reasons for
variance

Status

1

Number of
patents,

patent

applications

and
trademarks

resulting
from
publicly

funded
research
per

year

Socio
Economic

Partnership
s, Research

Developme
nt and

Innovation
and Human

Capital and
Knowledge

Systems

RDI= 1



one

is in the
process of
being filed


RDI

Patent
Trials
runs were
performed on
the HT
-
MEA
production line




one

still in
the

process
for filing

The modified
production
line of the
HT
-
MEA was
commissione
d during the
3
rd

quarter of
2012 and
trial runs
were carried
out. The
MEAs
produced
were
optically
cl
ean and
were of
expected
quality




On
Course

HCKS= 21

two

IKS
provisional
patents have
been obtained at
University of
Pretoria (UP)



Two

provisional
skin
-
toning
and anti
-
blemish
patents locally
filed.


Two

Two
provisional
skin
-
toning
and anti
-
blemish
patents
locally filed


due for
registration in
The bulk of
the patents
that are
developed
are currently
not being
reported
because
there were
Moderat
e R
isk


13


May and July
2013.


no quarterly
targets for
them
. They
will be
reported on
the last
quarter.

SEP= 15

0

A first
provisional
patent has
been filed on
the Micro
-
fluidic
Emulsion
Systems
project (AMTS
09
-
02
-
P) for
an improved
design of the
micro
-
fluidic
emulsion
mixing
chamber for
the production
of particles

Two

A second
patent for
Uncooled
Sensors
Project on
course


The target
might not be
achieved due
to the
technical
description of
the indicator
that was not
similar to all
the
Programmes
contributing
towards this
target.


The annual
target of 15
IPs include
s

2 patents
and 13
prototypes,
t
echnology
demonstrator
s and
technology
transfer
packages
that are on
track to be
achieved

Moderat
e Risk

2

Number of

companies
provided

with a
Socio
Economic

Partnership
s

13

13 Technology
Assistance
Packages
(TAPs) have
10

0

To date the
DST has 36
companies in
the register,
T
here were
delays with
the TAPs

approval
Moderat
e Risk


14

technology

assistance
package

per year to
facilitate

successful

participation
in

infrastructur
e public

procuremen
t

process per
year

been developed
and are being
reviewed by the
Technology
Localisation
Implementation
Unit (TLIU).


A register of
companies
receiving TAPs
is being upda
ted
as interventions
are being
implemented in
companies. As
at 30 June 2012,
36 local
companies are in
the register of
companies
receiving TAPs.

of which 10
companies
are currently
receiving
TAPs.

processes as
these are
done within
the TLIU with
MANCO and
thereafter
within the
DST.
However, by
end of the
quarter we
have 14
TAPs
approved
which will
make the
number of
companies in
the list to be
50 by 31
March 2
013.


3

Total
number of

postgraduat
e

students
(financially)

supported

Human
Capital and

Knowledge
Systems

6100

3381 (55% of the
annual target)
were funded by
DST by 30 June
2012 through the
NRF.

Honours
students = 788

Masters students
= 1
526


Doctoral
students = 1
067)

Thus far 7 042
postgraduate
research
students (2
289 honours
and B Tech, 2
944 Masters,
and 1 809
doctoral)
supported by
30 September
2012

7058

7058
postgraduate
students
were funded,

(Honours =
2554,
Masters =
2843,
Doctoral =
1661)

There are
bursaries
that are
awarded by
research
grant
-
holders
(and not
through open
calls) and
these are
difficult to
forecast
quarterly


hence the
over
achievement

Achieve
d


15

4

Number of

researchers
(financially)

supported
per year

Human
Capital and

Knowledge
Systems

2600

1

665
researchers
supported


A cumulative
total of 1

950
researchers
supported by
30 September
2012

2792

2792
researchers
supported

Target
exceeded
slightly as
the number
of awards
also depends
on the size of
the g
rant
.

Achieve
d

5

Foreign
funds

Leveraged
off per

year in
support of

science,
technology

and
innovation

cooperation

International

Cooperation
and

Resources

R240

000.000.0
0

A total of
R11

563

873.17

464 foreign
funds leveraged
by 30 June 2012


A c
umulative
total of
R24

705

336.1
7

(just above
10% of the
annual target)
was leveraged
from foreign
countries.





R30

406

616.2
5

A
c
umulative
total of

R30

406

616.2
5 was
leveraged from
international
partners.



Confirmations
from
Development
Partners on
in
-
kind
contributions
are still
awaited.


The following
calls were not
placed as
anticipated:
IBSA due to
Brazil non
commitment,
Brazil


Joint
committee
meeting
cancelled,
Norway


delay in
signing of the
new
cooperation


Japan call
placed was
only R4m

due
to financial
constraints

Norway
research call
could not be
finalised in
time to meet
the target due
Moderate
Risk


16

to a protracted
negotiation
process which
was not
anticipated.

Russia call
could not be
posted and the
funds were
diverted to
another
project with
Russ
ia and
Mintek by Dr
Adams.

India call had
to be
renegotiated;
the call could
only be posted
after the
finalisation of
the new areas
of cooperation.

Taiwan call
was placed
late and the
funds will flow
in the 2013/14
financial year
(R2.5m)

6

Number of
foreign

participants
in

global
knowledge

and science
and

technology

innovation
network

per year

International

Cooperation
and

Resources

800

A total of 42
foreign
participants in
global
knowledge and
STI networks.


A cumulative
total of 202
foreign
participants in
global
knowledge
and STI
networks.


366

A cumulative
total of 366
foreign
participants
in global
knowledge
and STI
networks


The following
calls were not
placed as
anticipated:
IBSA due to
Brazil non
comm
itment,
Brazil


Joint
committee
meeting
cancelled,
Norway


delay in
signing of the
new
Moderate
Risk


17

cooperation


Japan call
placed was
only R4m due
to financial
constraints


The following
calls were not
placed as
anticipated:
IBSA due to
Brazil non
commitment,
Brazil


Joint
committee
meeting
cancelled,
Norway


delay in
signing of the
new
cooperation


Japan call
placed was
only R4m due
to financial
constraints

Norway
resea
rch call
could not be
finalised in
time to meet
the target due
to a protracted
negotiation
process which
was not
anticipated.

Russia call
could not be
posted and the
funds were
diverted to

18

another
project with
Russia and
Mintek by Dr
Adams.

India call had
to be
renegotiated;
the call could
only be posted
after the
finalisation of
the new areas
of cooperation.

Taiwan call
was placed
late and the
funds will flow
in the 2013/14
financial year
(R2.5m)

7

Number of

technology
based

enterprises
(financially)

supported
per year

Research,

Developme
nt and

Innovation

5

One technology
based company,
called
Propreven, was
established. The
company is the

Commercialisatio
n holding
company for the
tenofivir gel. The
company is
being funded by
the
Industrial
Development
Corporation
(IDC),
Technology
Innovation
Agency (TIA)
and
CiIplaMedpro.
The company is
currently

0

A cumulative
total of

3

technology
based
enterprises
established
through TIA
funding
support


Q1
= 1

Q3= 2


This target
will be
achieved on
the last
quarter.

On
Course


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conducting
market sizing,
manufacturing
feasibility
studies, and
regulatory

dossiers for the
gel should the
clinical trial
managed by
Af
rican Clinical
Research
Organization
(ACRO) be
successful.

8

Number of
small

and
medium

enterprises
provided

with
technology

support per
year

Socio
Economic

Partnership
s

1928

478 small and
medium sized
enterprises were
provided with
technology
support by 30
June 2012.

Cumulatively
896 (46% of
the annual
target) small
and medium
sized
enterprises
were provided
with
technology
support by 30
September
2012

1619

In the 3
rd

Quarter
529

Enterprises
were
assisted.


To date 1619
Enterprises
have been
assisted.



On
Course










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4.

SUMMARY OF PROGRAME PERFORMANCE


PROGRAMME 2: Research,
Development and Innovation



The overall strategic purpose of the Programme is to
-



Deliver new technology
-
based industries to the South African economy through the development of appropriate
strategic roadmaps for chosen sectors of the economy including en
ergy, space, health and biotechnology;



Create the appropriate policy and institutional implementation instruments in order to deliver technology products and
services for the sectors of the economy; and



Develop and implement appropriate policies to promot
e and protect intellectual property that is resulting from publicly
financed R&D in South Africa.


The Programme provides policy leadership in the DST's long
-
term cross
-
cutting RDI initiatives through four sub
-
programmes:



Space Science and Technology;



Hy
drogen and Energy;



Biotechnology and Health Innovation; and



Innovation Planning and Instruments.






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Progress against service delivery objectives and indicators


Researchers at the University of Cape Town, funded through DST initiatives, announced the
development of a candidate
Malaria drug that shows potent activity against multiple points in the malaria parasite’s lifecycle. This means that it not
only has the potential to become part of a single
-
dose cure, but might also be able to block transmissio
n of the parasite
from person to person.


DST funded researchers at the National Health Laboratory Services, also announced the discovery of potent antibodies
which are able to kill up to 88% of HIVs found throughout the world. This ground
-
breaking discov
ery provides important
clues that could be useful in making an AIDS vaccine.


NIPMO is currently in the process of establishing itself in an institutional form at an increasingly arms
-
length from the
Department of Science and Technology, due to the cross
-
c
utting nature of the work performed by the Office. In this
regard, significant progress has been made in collaboration with the Technical Assistance Unit of National Treasury to
prepare a feasibility study which, amongst others, identifies the corporate f
orm that the legislation permits and NIPMO
should assume in the interim. The feasibility study was presented to the DST Exco on 25 October 2012 and was
approved.


NIPMO is responsible for developing capacity within the National System of Innovation for
intellectual property (IP) and
technology transfer (TT). In this regard, the fourth World Intellectual Property Organisation Summer School on IP and
TT, hosted in Cape Town, once again proved very successful with twenty
-
four individuals trained over the t
wo week
period. A further fifty
-
three individuals were exposed to the expertise of the representatives from the Association of
University Technology Managers over a three day training initiative.


22


Finally, NIPMO launched the first in a series of guideline
s mandated by the Intellectual Property Rights from Publicly
Financed Research and Development Act (IPR
-
PFRD Act). Guideline 1 of 2012 entitled “Interpretation of the scope of
the IPR
-
PFRD Act: setting the scene” was launched on 12 December 2012 at the In
novation Hub to an audience of 86
people.


During this quarter the Technology Top 100 (TT100) awards event took place and was hosted by the Department in its
capacity as strategic partner to the Da Vinci Institute. Minister Derek Hanekom delivered the key

note address at the
function and it allowed the Minister to engage with a wide range of stakeholders in particular the TT100 entrants.


In meeting its international obligations, particularly on the African continent, the RDI programme is leading an Afric
an
Working Group that aims to develop an African Space Agency Policy. A meeting was held in Pretoria in December 2012.
The policy, once developed will provide a basis for the leveraging of space for continental societal benefit.


DST, through its partici
pation in the FP7 BRAGMA project organised the 1
st

Global Monitoring for the Environment and
Security (GMES) & Africa workshop in Mombasa, Kenya from 09 to 10 October 2012 where African experts gathered to
discuss and contribute towards the Marine and Coas
tal Management chapter of the much anticipated GMES & Africa
Action Plan.


BRAGMA also organised a side event during the African Association of Remote Sensing of the Environment
(AARSE) that was held in El Jadida, Morocco from 30

October


01

November 2012
. This was done to create
awareness among African EO experts of the GMES & Africa process and to also give feedback on the marine and
coastal management workshop that was held in Mombasa, Kenya in October 2012.



23

The Space Science and Technology unit has
made significant progress with respect to the implementation of the Cabinet
resolution recommending the absorption of SunSpace capability in SANSA. To this end discussions with Denel
Dynamics, SANSA and SunSpace are far advanced.


TABLE
2
:

PROGRAMME 2 SERVICE DELIVERY ACHIEVEMENTS

PROGRAMME 2



Performanc
e indicators

Target for
2012/13 as
per annual
Performanc
e Plan

1
st

Quarter
Target
as per
APP

1
st

Quarter
Actual
output
-

validated

2
nd

Quar
ter
Targ
et as
per
APP

2
nd

Quarter
Actual
output
-

validate
d

3
rd
Quarte
r
Target
as per
APP

3
rd

Quarte
r
Actual
outpu
t
-
validat
ed

Overall
progre
ss of
indicat
or
(Red,
amber,
green)*

Reason for
Variance

Acti
ons
Take
n

Verifica
tion
Source
s


1

Number of

undergradua
te

and

postgraduate

students and

technicians

funded in
space,

bioscience,
and

energy
-
related

research

274

undergradu
ate

and

postgraduat
e

students
and

technicians

funded by
31

March 2013

No target


Funds have
been
transferred
to
respective
institutions
for the
support of
students


A total of
112
undergra
duate
and
postgrad
uate
students
were
supporte
d (85
undergra
duates, 3
honours,
18
masters
and 6
PhD)


40
bursari
es
award
ed by
31
Dece
mber
2012

A
cumulati
ve total
of 333
has

been
achieved
by 31
Decemb
er 2012
including
the 2
nd

quarter
progress
reported.


Total of
221
Achiev
ed

After winning
the SKA bid,

the

decision
was taken to
fund more
students


Q2


NRF
half
yearly
report
Table 2:
EHCD
&KG
program
mes
student
number
s (page
8).


Q3

The
Nuclear

24

PROGRAMME 2



Performanc
e indicators

Target for
2012/13 as
per annual
Performanc
e Plan

1
st

Quarter
Target
as per
APP

1
st

Quarter
Actual
output
-

validated

2
nd

Quar
ter
Targ
et as
per
APP

2
nd

Quarter
Actual
output
-

validate
d

3
rd
Quarte
r
Target
as per
APP

3
rd

Quarte
r
Actual
outpu
t
-
validat
ed

Overall
progre
ss of
indicat
or
(Red,
amber,
green)*

Reason for
Variance

Acti
ons
Take
n

Verifica
tion
Source
s

students
were
funded
of which
26 were
for
Nuclear
in
Bioscien
ces
related
bursarie
s,118
students
funded
through
the SKA
project
and 77
f
rom
hydroge
n and
energy.

Technol
ogies in
Medicin
e and
the
Bioscie
nces
Initiative
s

(NTeMB
I)
3
rd

quarter
report
(page
23
-
29)



SKA
power
-
point
present
ation


NRF 2
nd

quarter
report

2

Number of

interns
placed

50 interns

placed in

private

R3
million
transferr
50 interns
have been
placed.




50
interns
have
Achiev
ed




Signed
table
with

25

PROGRAMME 2



Performanc
e indicators

Target for
2012/13 as
per annual
Performanc
e Plan

1
st

Quarter
Target
as per
APP

1
st

Quarter
Actual
output
-

validated

2
nd

Quar
ter
Targ
et as
per
APP

2
nd

Quarter
Actual
output
-

validate
d

3
rd
Quarte
r
Target
as per
APP

3
rd

Quarte
r
Actual
outpu
t
-
validat
ed

Overall
progre
ss of
indicat
or
(Red,
amber,
green)*

Reason for
Variance

Acti
ons
Take
n

Verifica
tion
Source
s

in private

companies

companies
by

31 March
2013

ed


Placeme
nt of
graduate
s

been
placed


This
target
was
achieved

during
the first
quarter.


names
of
student
s and
where
they are
placed.

#86030
6

3

Number of
new

research
chairs

and centres
of

competence

supported in,

bioscience
and

energy
-
related

research

6 research

chairs and

6 research

initiatives in

bioscience
and

energy
-
related

fields
financially

supported
by

31 March
2013

Proposal
submitte
d to NRF

Listing of
targeted
research
chairs
(propo
sal)
have been
submitted to
the NRF


A total of
5
research
chairs
and 1
research
initiatives
are
currently
funded
by the
DST (2 in
Biotechn
ology
and 1 in
Biopharm
ing
initiative).
In
2
Hydro
gen
and
Energ
y
resear
ch
chair
propos
al by
31
Dece
mber
2012

5
research
ch
airs on
biotechn
ology
and
health

and 3
existing
research
chairs in
Energy
were
supporte
d



A total 8
existing

Achiev
ed

2 research
initiatives
from
biotechnolog
y and health
were not
included
during
planning due
to f
unding


Q2


Hydrog
en
paymen
t stub


Researc
h chair
approve
d
submiss
ion
dated
(16/08/2
012)


Third
addend

26

PROGRAMME 2



Performanc
e indicators

Target for
2012/13 as
per annual
Performanc
e Plan

1
st

Quarter
Target
as per
APP

1
st

Quarter
Actual
output
-

validated

2
nd

Quar
ter
Targ
et as
per
APP

2
nd

Quarter
Actual
output
-

validate
d

3
rd
Quarte
r
Target
as per
APP

3
rd

Quarte
r
Actual
outpu
t
-
validat
ed

Overall
progre
ss of
indicat
or
(Red,
amber,
green)*

Reason for
Variance

Acti
ons
Take
n

Verifica
tion
Source
s

addition,
a

Hydroge
n and
Energy
research
chair
addendu
m
contract
has been

signed
between
the DST
and the
NRF and
funds
transferre
d to NRF
to
support 3
research
chairs




research
initiative
in


biotechn
ology
and
health
financiall
y
supporte
d




um DST
no:
71377
for
researc
h chairs


Approve
d
biophar
ming
researc
h
initiative
funding
submiss
ion
dated
(20/09/2
012)


Q3


Paymen
t
advices


4

Number of

publications
6
publications

No target

Funding has
been
No
targ
11
journal
No
target

11
journal
Achiev
ed

Baseline
could only be

HySA
quarter

27

PROGRAMME 2



Performanc
e indicators

Target for
2012/13 as
per annual
Performanc
e Plan

1
st

Quarter
Target
as per
APP

1
st

Quarter
Actual
output
-

validated

2
nd

Quar
ter
Targ
et as
per
APP

2
nd

Quarter
Actual
output
-

validate
d

3
rd
Quarte
r
Target
as per
APP

3
rd

Quarte
r
Actual
outpu
t
-
validat
ed

Overall
progre
ss of
indicat
or
(Red,
amber,
green)*

Reason for
Variance

Acti
ons
Take
n

Verifica
tion
Source
s

as

a result of
R&D

funded
initiatives

resulting
from

R&D funded

initiatives by
31

March 2013

transferred
to the
relevant
institutions
performing
such R&D

et

articles
publishe
d in peer
review
journals

articles
publishe
d in peer
review
journals


11
publicati
ons from
Ntembi


This
target
w
as
achieved
on the
second
quarter.

established
with previous
year’s
perf
ormance

2 report







Nte
m
bi
3
rd

quarter
report
Page 39




5

Number of

requests

for satellite

datasets for

R&D
honoured

5 000
requests

for satellite

data
honoured

by March
2013

No target

A total of 22
460 Earth
Observation
data
(satellite
datasets)
scenes
have been
honoured
(distributed).

No
targ
et

115 604
Earth
Observati
on data
(satellite
datasets)
scenes
have
been
honoured
(distribut
No
target

162

544
Earth
Observat
ion data
(satellite
datasets
) scenes
have
been
honoure
d
Achiev
ed

SANSA
shared
additional
unplanned
MISR data
with CSIR
which was
27,508 files
in total. At
this stage all
the MISDR

SANSA
3
rd

quarter
report
(pg 27)


28

PROGRAMME 2



Performanc
e indicators

Target for
2012/13 as
per annual
Performanc
e Plan

1
st

Quarter
Target
as per
APP

1
st

Quarter
Actual
output
-

validated

2
nd

Quar
ter
Targ
et as
per
APP

2
nd

Quarter
Actual
output
-

validate
d

3
rd
Quarte
r
Target
as per
APP

3
rd

Quarte
r
Actual
outpu
t
-
validat
ed

Overall
progre
ss of
indicat
or
(Red,
amber,
green)*

Reason for
Variance

Acti
ons
Take
n

Verifica
tion
Source
s

ed)

(distribut
ed)


This
target
was
achieved
i
n the
second
quarter.

data has
gone to
CSIR (NRE).
Therefore
100 % of the
MISR data
has been
delivered to

CSIR (NRE)


6

Number of

candidates

trained in

intellectual

property (IP)

and
technology

transfer

specialised

skills

40 South

African

candidates

trained in IP

and
technology

transfer

specialised
skill

by 31 March

2013

Stakehol
der
engagem
ents and
advocac
y and
awarene
ss
around
summer
school

Summer
School
Stakeholder
engagement
s took place
as follows:



A
proposa
l was
received
from the
Universi
ty of the
Western
Cape
(UWC)
for
impleme
nting

A total of
32 South
African
candidat
es have
been
recruited
to WIPO
Summer
School
on IP
and TT.




25
South
Africa
n
c
andid
ates
trained
throug
h
capaci
ty
develo
pment
initiativ
es in
IP and
Techn
ology
Transf

A total
of 53
candidat
es were
trained
through
the
AUTM
Worksho
p in
Technol
ogy
transfer
skills.


24
participa
nts

were
trained
Achiev
ed

The target
for the
AUTM
technology
transfer
training was
30
candidates,
however
after being
able to
negotiate a
discount with
AUTM; more
people were
able to enrol
for the
training.


Si
gned
a
ttenda
nce
register.


29

PROGRAMME 2



Performanc
e indicators

Target for
2012/13 as
per annual
Performanc
e Plan

1
st

Quarter
Target
as per
APP

1
st

Quarter
Actual
output
-

validated

2
nd

Quar
ter
Targ
et as
per
APP

2
nd

Quarter
Actual
output
-

validate
d

3
rd
Quarte
r
Target
as per
APP

3
rd

Quarte
r
Actual
outpu
t
-
validat
ed

Overall
progre
ss of
indicat
or
(Red,
amber,
green)*

Reason for
Variance

Acti
ons
Take
n

Verifica
tion
Source
s

some of
the
activitie
s of the
Summe
r
School.



Ongoing
commu
nication
with
World
Intellect
ual
Property
Organiz
ation
(WIPO)
as well
as
advocac
y and
awaren
ess
around
the
Summer
School.
Advertis
er by
31
Dece
mber
2012

in IP
through
the
Summer
school,
for which
all
were
South
Africans



30

PROGRAMME 2



Performanc
e indicators

Target for
2012/13 as
per annual
Performanc
e Plan

1
st

Quarter
Target
as per
APP

1
st

Quarter
Actual
output
-

validated

2
nd

Quar
ter
Targ
et as
per
APP

2
nd

Quarter
Actual
output
-

validate
d

3
rd
Quarte
r
Target
as per
APP

3
rd

Quarte
r
Actual
outpu
t
-
validat
ed

Overall
progre
ss of
indicat
or
(Red,
amber,
green)*

Reason for
Variance

Acti
ons
Take
n

Verifica
tion
Source
s

ement
has
been
sent to
the
stakehol
der
commu
nity and
the
closing
date for
applicati
ons is
30
August
2012.



Potentia
l
speaker
s have
been
approac
hed for
the
Summer
School.
Meeting

31

PROGRAMME 2



Performanc
e indicators

Target for
2012/13 as
per annual
Performanc
e Plan

1
st

Quarter
Target
as per
APP

1
st

Quarter
Actual
output
-

validated

2
nd

Quar
ter
Targ
et as
per
APP

2
nd

Quarter
Actual
output
-

validate
d

3
rd
Quarte
r
Target
as per
APP

3
rd

Quarte
r
Actual
outpu
t
-
validat
ed

Overall
progre
ss of
indicat
or
(Red,
amber,
green)*

Reason for
Variance

Acti
ons
Take
n

Verifica
tion
Source
s

s have
been
held
with
Japan
Internati
onal
Cooper
ation
Agency
(JICA)
and
Small
E
nterpri
se
Develop
ment
Agency
(SEDA)
for
possible
sponsor
ship of
the
Summer
School.



CIPC
has

32

PROGRAMME 2



Performanc
e indicators

Target for
2012/13 as
per annual
Performanc
e Plan

1
st

Quarter
Target
as per
APP

1
st

Quarter
Actual
output
-

validated

2
nd

Quar
ter
Targ
et as
per
APP

2
nd

Quarter
Actual
output
-

validate
d

3
rd
Quarte
r
Target
as per
APP

3
rd

Quarte
r
Actual
outpu
t
-
validat
ed

Overall
progre
ss of
indicat
or
(Red,
amber,
green)*

Reason for
Variance

Acti
ons
Take
n

Verifica
tion
Source
s

agreed
to
partner
with
NIPMO
in the
hosting
of the
event.

7

Number of

MeerKAT

antennae

constructed

1 MeerKAT

antenna

designed
and

aligned to

SKA design

requirement
s

completed
by

31 March
2013

No target

The
construction
of roads,
electrical
reticulation
and
MeerKAT
construction
site
camp
has
commenced
.




The
contract
for the
design,
manufact
ure,
installatio
n and
commissi
oning of
the 64
MeerKAT
antennas
was
awarded
to the
South
African
company
No
target

The
MeerKA
T
antenna
design is
progress
ing
accordin
g to
schedule


The
Require
ments
revi
ews
of
Antenna
Position
er,
On
Course



Email
corresp
ondenc
e with
attachm
ents
from
Willem
Esterhu
yse.
westerh
uyse@s
ka.ac.za




33

PROGRAMME 2



Performanc
e indicators

Target for
2012/13 as
per annual
Performanc
e Plan

1
st

Quarter
Target
as per
APP

1
st

Quarter
Actual
output
-

validated

2
nd

Quar
ter
Targ
et as
per
APP

2
nd

Quarter
Actual
output
-

validate
d

3
rd
Quarte
r
Target
as per
APP

3
rd

Quarte
r
Actual
outpu
t
-
validat
ed

Overall
progre
ss of
indicat
or
(Red,
amber,
green)*

Reason for
Variance

Acti
ons
Take
n

Verifica
tion
Source
s

Stratosat
Datacom
(Pty) Ltd
on the
31
st

July
2012.
This
includes
the 1
antenna
that will
be
designed
and
aligned
to SKA
design
requirem
ent
s

this
year.


Detailed
design of
the
antennas
has
commen
ced.

Digitizer,
Control
and
Monitori
ng and
Array
Fibre
Network
were
complete
d.


The
Interface
Con
trol
Docume
nts of
the
Receiver
and
Ancillarie
s were
approve
d and
the
concept
docume
nt of
Antenna

34

PROGRAMME 2



Performanc
e indicators

Target for
2012/13 as
per annual
Performanc
e Plan

1
st

Quarter
Target
as per
APP

1
st

Quarter
Actual
output
-

validated

2
nd

Quar
ter
Targ
et as
per
APP

2
nd

Quarter
Actual
output
-

validate
d

3
rd
Quarte
r
Target
as per
APP

3
rd

Quarte
r
Actual
outpu
t
-
validat
ed

Overall
progre
ss of
indicat
or
(Red,
amber,
green)*

Reason for
Variance

Acti
ons
Take
n

Verifica
tion
Source
s

Position
er
complete
d during
the
period
under
review.

8

Number of

construction

jobs created

200

construction

jobs created
in

the Northern

Cape
created

by 31 March

2013

No target

143
construction
jobs have
been
created.


503 job
s

created
through
MeerKAT
constructi
on

No
target

503 job
s

created
through
MeerKA
T
construct
ion


This
target
was met
on the
second
quarter.



Achiev
ed

South Africa
was recently
awarded the
bid to host
the larger
part of the
SKA in
Africa.








MeerKA
T
infrastru
cture


SKA SA
benefit
register








Strategic Objective 2:

To create and support multi
-
directional policy and institutional linkages between R&D and commercialisation in
order to increase the commercialisation potential of R&D outcomes

9

NIPMO

established
as

Business
case

approved by

Feasibilit
y Study
approval

The
following
activities

Intergove
rnmental
workshop
Busines
s Case
approv
NIPMO
with
assista
Certain
ty

The
feasibility
study

EXCO
secretar
ies does

35

PROGRAMME 2



Performanc
e indicators

Target for
2012/13 as
per annual
Performanc
e Plan

1
st

Quarter
Target
as per
APP

1
st

Quarter
Actual
output
-

validated

2
nd

Quar
ter
Targ
et as
per
APP

2
nd

Quarter
Actual
output
-

validate
d

3
rd
Quarte
r
Target
as per
APP

3
rd

Quarte
r
Actual
outpu
t
-
validat
ed

Overall
progre
ss of
indicat
or
(Red,
amber,
green)*

Reason for
Variance

Acti
ons
Take
n

Verifica
tion
Source
s

a
government

component
(GC)

and staff
members

permanently

appointed

the National

Treasury;

NIPMO GC

structure

approved by

DPSA;

NIPMO

Advisory

Board and

Dispute
Panel

appointed
by

the Minister

by 31 March

2013

were
concluded
in Q1 as
part of the
feasibility
study:



An
internati
onal
benchm
arking
study
was
conduct
ed in
the USA
and
Canada
with
TAU.



An
intergov
ernment
al
stakehol
der
session
was
to clarify
the role
of
NIMPO
took
place in
August
2
012.


The
NIMPO
Advisory
Board
was
appointe
d in
Septemb
er 2012.


1
st

draft
the
feasibility
study
incorpora
ting the
business
case has
been
complete
ed by
Nationa
l
Treasur
y by 31
Decem
ber
2012

nce of
TAU
has
complet
ed the
Feasibil
ity
Study
for
establis
hing
NIPMO
as a
SSDU
within
the
DST
from 1
April
2013.
This
was
approv
ed by
the
DST
Exco at
special
meeting
replaced the
business
plan due t
o
changes in
the form that
NIPMO has
to take.
Initially
NIMPO was
going to be a
government
component
not service
delivery unit
operating
within the
DST

not
attend
special
EXCOs,
therefor
e there
are no
m
inutes
for the
meeting
of the
25

October
2012.
All that
we have
is the
agenda.


36

PROGRAMME 2



Performanc
e indicators

Target for
2012/13 as
per annual
Performanc
e Plan

1
st

Quarter
Target
as per
APP

1
st

Quarter
Actual
output
-

validated

2
nd

Quar
ter
Targ
et as
per
APP

2
nd

Quarter
Actual
output
-

validate
d

3
rd
Quarte
r
Target
as per
APP

3
rd

Quarte
r
Actual
outpu
t
-
validat
ed

Overall
progre
ss of
indicat
or
(Red,
amber,
green)*

Reason for
Variance

Acti
ons
Take
n

Verifica
tion
Source
s

held
between
multiple
govern
ment
departm
ents/
stakehol
ders
and
TAU



Various
consulta
tive
session
s
between
NIPMO
and
TAU
and a
formal
request
for
engage
ment
with
DST
d


held on
25
October
2012


37

PROGRAMME 2



Performanc
e indicators

Target for
2012/13 as
per annual
Performanc
e Plan

1
st

Quarter
Target
as per
APP

1
st

Quarter
Actual
output
-

validated

2
nd

Quar
ter
Targ
et as
per
APP

2
nd

Quarter
Actual
output
-

validate
d

3
rd
Quarte
r
Target
as per
APP

3
rd

Quarte
r
Actual
outpu
t
-
validat
ed

Overall
progre
ss of
indicat
or
(Red,
amber,
green)*

Reason for
Variance

Acti
ons
Take
n

Verifica
tion
Source
s

EXCO
on the
feasibilit
y study
outcom
es and
submiss
ion to
National
Treasur
y (NT)

1
0

Number of

new offices

of
technology

transfer
(OTTs)

established/

recapitalised

4 OTTs

established

and/or

recapitalise
d

by 31 March

2013

Institutio
nal
engagem
ent



10
Proposa
ls were
received
for
funding
in the
financial
year
2011/12
.



Internal
approva
l
process
es were

Submissi
on to
recapitali
se/establi
sh OTTs
was
signed
by the
Minister
in July
2012.


10
funding
agreeme
nts have
been
Propos
al
approv
ed for
funding/
recapita
lisation
and
agreem
ents
signed
with
instituti
ons by
3
1
Decem
ber
Agreem
ents
were
conclud
ed with
the
instituti
ons for
OTT
funding
and
all
10
instituti
ons
were
funded
and

Achiev
ed



Approve
d
transfer
of funds
submiss
ion


38

PROGRAMME 2



Performanc
e indicators

Target for
2012/13 as
per annual
Performanc
e Plan

1
st

Quarter
Target
as per
APP

1
st

Quarter
Actual
output
-

validated

2
nd

Quar
ter
Targ
et as
per
APP

2
nd

Quarter
Actual
output
-

validate
d

3
rd
Quarte
r
Target
as per
APP

3
rd

Quarte
r
Actual
outpu
t
-
validat
ed

Overall
progre
ss of
indicat
or
(Red,
amber,
green)*

Reason for
Variance

Acti
ons
Take
n

Verifica
tion
Source
s

initiated
in April
2012 for
funding
of the
proposa
l for
providin
g
addition
al
capacity
within
the
OTTs.


drafted
by Legal
Services
( includes
4 OTTs
agreeme
nts that
could not
be
funded in
2011/12)


2012

paymen
t was
facilitat
ed.

1
1

Number of
new

technology
based

enterprises

that promote

commercialis
ation

supported

5 new

technology
based

enterprises

supported

through TIA

by 31 March

2013

No target

One
technology
based
company,
called
Propreven,
was
established.
The
company is
the

Commerciali


1 as
reported
in first
quarter

2 new
technol
ogy
based
enterpri
ses
financia
lly
support
ed
through
TIA by
A
cumulat
ive total
of

3

technol
ogy
based
enterpri
ses
establis
hed
through
On
course



TIA 3
rd

quarter
report
page 5


39

PROGRAMME 2



Performanc
e indicators

Target for
2012/13 as
per annual
Performanc
e Plan

1
st

Quarter
Target
as per
APP

1
st

Quarter
Actual
output
-

validated

2
nd

Quar
ter
Targ
et as
per
APP

2
nd

Quarter
Actual
output
-

validate
d

3
rd
Quarte
r
Target
as per
APP

3
rd

Quarte
r
Actual
outpu
t
-
validat
ed

Overall
progre
ss of
indicat
or
(Red,
amber,
green)*

Reason for
Variance

Acti
ons
Take
n

Verifica
tion
Source
s

sation
holding
company for
the tenofivir
gel. Th
e
company is

being
funded by
the
Industrial
Developme
nt
Corporation
(IDC), TIA
and
CiIplaMedpr
o. The
company is
currently

conducting
market
sizing,
manufacturi
ng feasibility
studies,
regulatory
dossiers for
the gel
should the
31
Decem
ber
2012

TIA
funding
support


Q2= 1

Q3= 2


40

PROGRAMME 2



Performanc
e indicators

Target for
2012/13 as
per annual
Performanc
e Plan

1
st

Quarter
Target
as per
APP

1
st

Quarter
Actual
output
-

validated

2
nd

Quar
ter
Targ
et as
per
APP

2
nd

Quarter
Actual
output
-

validate
d

3
rd
Quarte
r
Target
as per
APP

3
rd

Quarte
r
Actual
outpu
t
-
validat
ed

Overall
progre
ss of
indicat
or
(Red,
amber,
green)*

Reason for
Variance

Acti
ons
Take
n

Verifica
tion
Source
s

clinical trial
managed by
the
African
Clinical
Research
Organizatio
n (ACRO)
be
successful.

1
2

Number of
new

technology

products,

processes

or services

developed
for

commercialis
ation

8

new

technology

products,

processes

or services

developed
for

commerciali
sation

by 31 March
2013

No target

No
new
technologie
s, products
or
processes
wer
e
developed
during the
period
under

review.
However, a
number of
technology
and process
improvemen
ts were
achieved
through the
Technology


No new
technolo
gies,
products
or
processe
s wer
e
develope
d during
the
period
under

review.

2
new

product
s,

process
es

or
service
s

develop
ed for

comme
rcialisat
ion

by 31
Decem
ber
2012

20
product
s,
process
or
service
s
develop
ed for
comme
rcialisat
ion. A
total of
3 of
these
product
were
comme
rcialise
d
Achiev
ed



TIA 3
rd

quarter
report
page 4


41

PROGRAMME 2



Performanc
e indicators

Target for
2012/13 as
per annual
Performanc
e Plan

1
st

Quarter
Target
as per
APP

1
st

Quarter
Actual
output
-

validated

2
nd

Quar
ter
Targ
et as
per
APP

2
nd

Quarter
Actual
output
-

validate
d

3
rd
Quarte
r
Target
as per
APP

3
rd

Quarte
r
Actual
outpu
t
-
validat
ed

Overall
progre
ss of
indicat
or
(Red,
amber,
green)*

Reason for
Variance

Acti
ons
Take
n

Verifica
tion
Source
s

Stations (i.e.
83).

during
this
quarter.

1
3

Number of
TT100

award
events

that
stimulate

innovation
and

commercialis
ation

supported

1 TT100
award

event that

stimulates

innovation
and

commerciali
sation

supported
by 31

March 2013

No target

Communica
tion from
Professor
Roy Marcus
to the
Minister’s
office.

The TT100
Award event
will be held
on 29
November
2012.


The
TT100
Award
event will
be held
on 29
Novembe
r 2012.

No
target

TT100
award
event
was
held in
Nov
2012

Achiev
ed




1
4

Number of

prototypes

developed
and

patents
registered

1 prototype

developed
and 1

patent
registered

locally with

NIMPO by
31

March 2013

No target

Funding has
been
transferred
to the
relevant
institution
that will be
developing
the
prototype


Patent
Trials
runs
were
performe
d on the
HT
-
MEA
productio
n line


Prototyp
e


2kW HT
No
target

The
modifie
d
producti
on line
of the
HT
-
MEA
was
commis
sioned
during
the 3
rd

On
course









HySA
System
s Mid
-
term
report


42

PROGRAMME 2



Performanc
e indicators

Target for
2012/13 as
per annual
Performanc
e Plan

1
st

Quarter
Target
as per
APP

1
st

Quarter
Actual
output
-

validated

2
nd

Quar
ter
Targ
et as
per
APP

2
nd

Quarter
Actual
output
-

validate
d

3
rd
Quarte
r
Target
as per
APP

3
rd

Quarte
r
Actual
outpu
t
-
validat
ed

Overall
progre
ss of
indicat
or
(Red,
amber,
green)*

Reason for
Variance

Acti
ons
Take
n

Verifica
tion
Source
s

PEMFC
Stack
develope
d

quarter
of 2012
and trial
runs
wer
e
carried
out.
The
MEAs
product
s

were
opticall
y clean
and
were of
expecte
d
quality
.



Strategic Objective 3
: To promote coordination among NSI institutions in space, energy and bioscience
-
related research that will
enable the effective and efficient use of resources and the pooling of expertise

1
5

Number of
policy

briefs and
concept

documents

developed in

space,
3 policy
briefs

and concept

documents
(HySA

review; 1
biotechnolo
For Bio
economy
strategy:
Draft
strategy
develope
d

The draft
Bio
-
e
conomy
Strategy
has been
discussed at
Minister’s

The
terms of
reference
for th
e
HySA
review
advisory
Approv
ed
terms
of
referen
ce


HySA
Review


The
HySA
Review
has
Modera
te Risk


The review
has been
postponed to
second
quarter in the
next financial
year since
The
launc
h of
the
Boar
d is
plann
List of
particip
ants


43

PROGRAMME 2



Performanc
e indicators

Target for
2012/13 as
per annual
Performanc
e Plan

1
st

Quarter
Target
as per
APP

1
st

Quarter
Actual
output
-

validated

2
nd

Quar
ter
Targ
et as
per
APP

2
nd

Quarter
Actual
output
-

validate
d

3
rd
Quarte
r
Target
as per
APP

3
rd

Quarte
r
Actual
outpu
t
-
validat
ed

Overall
progre
ss of
indicat
or
(Red,
amber,
green)*

Reason for
Variance

Acti
ons
Take
n

Verifica
tion
Source
s

energy,

bioscience
and

technology
commercialis
ation related

fields

gy

and health

innovation
policy

brief; 1
costing

model for
bioscience/

biotechnolo
gy

platforms)

developed
by 31

March 2013



For EO
data
sharing
Policy:
Identify
affected
stakehol
ders

Managemen
t Meeting
(MMM)


E
O Data
Sharing
Policy:
Affected
stakeholder
s have been
identified via
a desktop
study

board
have

been
complete
d


In terms
of the
costing
model,
draft
recomme
ndation
documen
t for
technolo
gy
platforms
has
been
complete
d.


The
policy
brief for
the
biotechn
ology
and
Review
panel
identifie
d by 31
Decem
ber
2012

been
postpon
ed







Biotech
nology
and
health
innovati
on
Strateg
y


A
stakeho
lder
consult
ation
worksh
op was
held on
15 Nov
2012 to
revise
the HySA
Board has to
be part of
this process






The
discussion
has been
deferred till
to date.
















ed
for
the
fourt
h
quart
er



The
strat
egy
will
be
signe
d off
by
the
Minis
ter
once
Exco
has
appr
oved
it. A
speci
al
Exco

44

PROGRAMME 2



Performanc
e indicators

Target for
2012/13 as
per annual
Performanc
e Plan

1
st

Quarter
Target
as per
APP

1
st

Quarter
Actual
output
-

validated

2
nd

Quar
ter
Targ
et as
per
APP

2
nd

Quarter
Actual
output
-

validate
d

3
rd
Quarte
r
Target
as per
APP

3
rd

Quarte
r
Actual
outpu
t
-
validat
ed

Overall
progre
ss of
indicat
or
(Red,
amber,
green)*

Reason for