The IEPD Directorate aims to build partnerships with institutions in an effort to strengthen existing areas of research concentration through collaboration. At the NRF, strategic partnerships will be expanded with related government agencies, industry and business.
The ultimate goal is to significantly contribute to the growth of the country’s research productivity and output. Institutions are therefore encouraged to focus their efforts towards supporting the following goals:
- Strengthening research capability
- Developing research groups in disciplinary and cross-disciplinary areas
- Focusing research on regionally relevant and strategic areas
- Leveraging research outputs to enable productive partnerships