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DST 2014/15 Annual Performance Plan and Budget Vote 34 Thomas Auf der Heyde Parliamentary Portfolio Committee 9 July 2014.

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1 DST 2014/15 Annual Performance Plan and Budget Vote 34 Thomas Auf der Heyde Parliamentary Portfolio Committee 9 July 2014

2 Presentation Outline DST Vision, Mission and Goals Structures and functions of the DST Core Programmes Strategic challenges Recent achievements Selected 2014 performance indicators and targets MTEF financial resources/budget Conclusion 2

3 Vision and Mission Vision To create a prosperous society that derives enduring and equitable benefits from science and technology Mission To develop, coordinate and manage a National System of Innovation (NSI) that will bring about maximum human capital, sustainable economic growth and improved quality of life for all 3

4 DST Strategic goals To develop the innovation capacity of the NSI To enhance South Africa’s knowledge-generation capacity To develop appropriate STI human capital to meet the needs of society To build world- class STI infrastructure To position South Africa as a strategic international RDI partner and destination 4

5 Alignment with government priorities Research, development and innovation infrastructure Human capital development Research and development, knowledge generation Knowledge exploitation Job creation 5

6 High-level DST organogram The Director- General DDG: Institutional Planning & Support DDG: International Cooperation and Resources DDG: International Cooperation and Resources DDG: Research Development and Support DDG: Research Development and Support DDG: Socio- Economic Innovation Partnerships DDG: Socio- Economic Innovation Partnerships DDG: Technology Innovation DDG: Technology Innovation DDG: Corporate Services DDG: Corporate Services 6

7 Structures and functions of the DST Core Programmes 7

8 Technology Innovation (1) Purpose: To enable research and development in strategic and emerging research areas to promote the realisation of commercial products, processes and services from R&D outputs, through the implementation of enabling policy instruments. 8

9 Technology Innovation (2) Subprogrammes: Bioeconomy Hydrogen and Energy Space Science and Technology Innovation Priorities and Instruments National Intellectual Property Management Office (NIPMO) (Specialised Service Delivery Unit -Government component) 9

10 International Cooperation & Resources (1) Purpose: To strategically developed, promote and manage international relationship, opportunities and S&T agreements that strengthen the NSI and enable an exchange of knowledge, capacity and resources between South Africa and its regional and international partners. 10

11 Subprogrammes: International Resources Multilateral Cooperation and Africa Overseas Bilateral Cooperation International Cooperation & Resources (2) 11

12 Research Development & Support (1) Purpose: To provide an enabling environment for research and knowledge production that promotes strategic development of basic sciences and priority science areas, through science promotion, human capital development, the provision of research infrastructure and relevant research support, in pursuit of South Africa’s transition to a knowledge economy. 12

13 Subprogrammes: Human Capital and Science Promotion Basic Sciences and Infrastructure Science Missions Astronomy Research Development & Support (2) 13

14 Socio-Economic Innovation Partnerships (1) Purpose: To enhance the growth and development priorities of government through targeted S&T- based innovation interventions and the development of strategic partnerships with other government departments, industry, research institutions and communities. 14

15 Subprogrammes: Sector Innovation and Green Economy Innovation for Inclusive Development Science and Technology Investment Socio-Economic Innovation Partnerships (1) 15

16 Recent high-level achievements and trends 16

17 Human capital development 17

18 PhDs per million population: steady improvements

19 19 Human capital development: annual investment

20 Knowledge generation 20

21 Research output: doubling in 8 years 21

22 Fluorochemicals Expansion Initiative – launched a third and fourth phase of a multipurpose fluorination pilot plant at Pelchem, a subsidiary of the Nuclear Energy Corporation of South Africa (NECSA). Launched an ICT pilot project – Cofimvaba Technology for Rural Education and Development (Tech4RED) in partnership with DBE, DRDLR and Eastern Cape provincial government. Knowledge exploitation 22

23 Established a National Recordal System to capture, store and manage indigenous knowledge. Indigenous Knowledge System (IKS) documentation centres established in six provinces: Kwa-Zulu Natal, Limpopo, Eastern Cape, North West Free State and Western Cape. Research infrastructure (1) 23

24 Funded the development of a titanium primary pilot plant, a world class nanotechnology development clean-room at Mintek. Completed and launched 64 MeerKAT dish pads. Annual investment of about R400m in research equipment at universities, NRF and science councils. Annual investment of R200m in cyberinfrastructure. Research infrastructure (2) 24

25 Infrastructure investment

26 International funds leveraged

27 Developed and launched the National Bioeconomy Strategy (NBS), adopted by Cabinet in November NBS provides a roadmap for the development of SA’s natural biological resources into commercial products in the fields of health, agriculture and industry. Policy developments (1) 27

28 Finalised Ten Year ICT RDI Roadmap, adopted by Cabinet in April The Roadmap is a ten-year implementation plan for the National ICT Research, Development and Innovation Strategy. Policy developments (2) 28

29 2014/15 selected performance indicators and targets 29

30 2014/15 selected targets (1) Strategic ObjectivePerformance indicator 2014/15 Annual Target To support, promote and advocate for the development and translation of scientific research and development outputs into commercial products, processes and services that will contribute towards economic growth and a better quality of life. Number of new technology innovation products developed in key strategic areas (space science, energy, biotechnology, IKS and Photonics). Six new technology innovation products developed in key strategic areas by 31 March

31 2014/15 selected targets (2) Strategic ObjectivePerformance indicator 2014/15 Annual Target To coordinate and support research and high-end skills development in strategic and emerging science and technology areas (space science, energy, biotechnology, nanotechnology, robotics, photonics, IKS, technology transfer and technology commercialisation). Number of postgraduate students (MSc and PhD) produced in key strategic areas. Six postgraduate students (MSc and PhD) produced in key strategic areas by 31 March

32 2014/15 selected targets (3) Strategic ObjectivePerformance indicator 2014/15 Annual Target To secure STI funds to stimulate knowledge production, technology transfer, enhanced innovation and STI human capital development in pursuit of STI-based socio-economic development in South Africa. Amount of foreign STI funds secured from international partners. R354, 6m foreign STI funds secured from international partners by 31 March

33 2014/15 selected targets (4) Strategic ObjectivePerformance indicator 2014/15 Annual Target To increase participation by South Africans in international human capital development opportunities to strengthen the South African NSI. Number of international human capital development opportunities accessed for participation by South African researchers and students. 44 international human capital development opportunities accessed for participation by South African researchers and students by 31 March

34 2014/15 selected targets (5) Strategic ObjectivePerformance indicator 2014/15 Annual Target To contribute to the development of representative, high-level human capital able to pursue locally relevant, globally competitive research and innovation activities. Total number of postgraduate students (Btech and honours, Master’s and PhD and postdoctoral fellows) awarded bursaries postgraduate students (3 414 Btech and honours, Master’s and PhD and 690 postdoctoral fellows) awarded bursaries by 31 March

35 2014/15 selected targets (6) Strategic ObjectivePerformance indicator 2014/15 Annual Target To support and promote research that develops basic sciences through production of new knowledge and relevant training opportunities. Number of Institute for Scientific Information (ISI)- accredited research articles published by NRF-funded researchers ISI-accredited research articles published by NRF- funded researchers by 31 March

36 2014/15 selected targets (7) Strategic ObjectivePerformance indicator 2014/15 Annual Target To identify, grow and sustain niche high- potential STI capabilities for sustainable development and the greening of society and the economy. Number of high- level graduates (Master’s and Doctoral) fully funded or co- funded in designated niche areas (sustainable development, the greening of society and the economy). 10 Master’s and Doctoral students funded or co-funded in designated niche areas by 31 March

37 2014/15 selected targets (8) Strategic ObjectivePerformance indicator 2014/15 Annual Target To identify, grow and sustain niche high- potential STI capabilities that improve the competitiveness of existing and emerging economic sectors and that facilitate the development of new targeted industries with growth potential in aerospace, advanced manufacturing, chemicals, mining, advanced metals and ICTs. Number of instruments funded in support of increased localisation, competitiveness and R&D-led industry development. Eight instruments funded in support of increased localisation, competitiveness and R&D-led industry development by 31 March

38 DST MTEF budget estimates R’ thousand2014/152015/ /17 Programmes Administration Technology Innovation International Cooperation and Resources Research Development and Support Socio-Economic Innovation Partnerships Total Compensation of employees Goods and services Transfers and subsidies Payments for capital assets Payments for financial assets -- - Total

39 Entities’ 2014/15 allocations Institution2014/152015/162016/17 R’000 Academy of Science of South Africa Council for Scientific and Industrial Research Human Sciences Research Council National Research Foundation South African National Space Agency Technology Innovation Agency

40 Entities MTEF allocations 40

41 Way forward (1) Continue to support successful programmes such as research chairs, Centres of Competence (CoCs) and Centres of Excellence (CoEs). Build and learn from experience on how to commercialise ideas from R&D. Strengthen efforts to grow the next generation of researchers. 41

42 Way forward (2) Improve internal operations: (IT, HR, SCM, planning, ERM, internal audit) Communicate DST work and achievements better. Stronger partnerships with industry and other government departments (DAFF, DMR, DoE, DHET, DEA, DAC). 41

43 THANK YOU 43


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