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  • R&D Survey reports
  • Business Innovation Survey reports
  • Survey of IP and Technology Transfer report
  • African Innovation Outlook reports
  • National Survey of R&D in Agriculture 2010/11 report

R&D Survey reports

One of CeSTII’s flagship surveys, the annual South African National Survey of Research and Experimental Development is conducted on behalf of the South African Department of Science and Innovation.

Learn more about R&D measurement in South Africa 

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All reports (2001/02 - 2020/21)

Resources for R&D in the Republic of South Africa 1991/2

Business Innovation Survey reports

CeSTII is commissioned by the Department of Science and Innovation to conduct the official South African Business Innovation Survey, as part of the Department's effort to establish a baseline set of STI indicators for monitoring, reporting on, and ‘fine tuning’ the national system of innovation.

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All reports (2001/02 - 2019/20)

*The first survey covering the manufacturing sector and examining the period 1992-1994 was performed by the University of Cape Town. The second survey (1998-2000) covered manufacturing and services, and was performed by the University of Pretoria and Eindhoven University.

SA Survey on IP & Tech Transfer

The South African Survey of Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer at Publically Funded Research Institutions: Inaugural Baseline Survey (2008-2014) was performed by CeSTII in collaboration with the National Intellectual Property Management Office (NIPMO), the Southern African Research and Innovation Management Association (SARIMA), and the Department of Science and Innovation.

Learn more about this project

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African Innovation Outlook

The African Innovation Outlook presents the results of the R&D and innovation surveys and bibliometric studies as well as information on the status of STI policies and/or strategies of each country. 

Agricultural R&D Survey 2010/11 report

Based on research conducted by CeSTII for the South African Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF), this report provides a snapshot of agricultural R&D and other science activities during the year spanning 1 April 2010 to 31 March 2011 (2010/11).