• Collaborate – broker funding and in-kind support for implementation of technology demonstrators and post-demonstrator commercialisation.
  • Inform – provide technology performance data, communicate new/strategic research needs, profile demonstrators, etc.
  • Network – establish communities of practice, run technology scans for early adoption of promising technologies, matchmaking, etc.
  • Assess technologies – determine fit for purpose.

WADER Will Not

  • Provide funding – aside from small scale studies/projects to achieve the WADER mandate.
  • Endorse technologies.
  • Accredit/certify technologies, individuals and/or organisations.
  • Generate standards – collaborate with the South African Bureau of Standards where necessary.
  • Commercialise technologies – collaborate instead with relevant downstream innovation system players to achieve commercialisation.