WELCOME TO RISP

RISP is a programme of the Department of Science and Innovation, designed to strengthen and develop the regional and local innovation systems. RISP initiatives create enabling environment for technology SMMEs and innovators to participate meaningfully in the knowledge economy.
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Our Perspective

An innovation system is defined as a network of regional institutions, organisations and people in the public, private sectors whose activities and interactions initiate, import, modify and diffuse new technologies.
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Strategic Intent

RISP contributes towards increasing the spatial footprint of innovation in South Africa. The programme is supporting various initiatives in all the 9 South African provinces.
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Our Footprint

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Our Impact

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What are we all about?

The Department of Science and Innovation’s (DSI) Regional Innovation Support Programme (RISP) is one of the Department’s initiatives that aims to strengthen innovation ecosystems at sub-national levels.

The programme is intended to increase the spatial footprint of innovation in South Africa in partnership with regional stakeholders, especially in previously underserved regions.

Our Stakeholders

CSIR