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- 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.