Deadline: 31 July 2024

TIA is calling for the submission of funding applications for innovative digital health solutions.

This call aims toacceleratethedevelopmentandimplementationofcutting-edgedigitaltechnologies to enhance healthcare delivery, improve patient outcomes, and optimize operational efficiencies within the healthcare sector in South Africa.

They are seeking applications that leverage the latest advancements in technology to create impactful and sustainable solutions that address critical healthcare needs. Solutions supported by this call are expected to demonstrate significant potential in addressing current healthcare challenges to improve access to healthcare, increase patient engagement, and enhance the quality of care delivered by healthcare providers. Applications are invited from any recognised South African legal entity, including start-up companies, small, medium and micro enterprises, private individuals, science councils and higher education institutions.

Call Specification & Training Video Combo

The technological focus areas / industrial sectors are as follows:

  • Digital Health Solutions:
    • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
    • Telemedicine and Telehealth
    • Health Informatics and Electronic Health Records
    • Mobile Health Applications
    • Wearable Devices
    • Medical Devices that enable Digital Health


  • Individual applicants must be South African citizens with valid identity documents.
  • Must be registered or in a process of registering with the Companies and Intellectual Commission.
  • Must be registered or in the process of registering on National Treasury’s Central Supplier Database.


  • Locally developed innovative technology that responds to South Africa’s burden of disease and/or improves access to healthcare.
  • The technology or process development must be aligned with the technology focus area or industrial sectors as described above.
  • Demonstrate a viable, feasible and sustainable business case.
  • Demonstrate a positive socio-economic impact.
  • Have a proof of concept, viz. an idea that has been proven, tested and validated, i.e. TRL 4 or higher.
  • Must have an industry partner.

For more information, visit TIA.