Stp was created as part of government’s national strategy of consolidating and rationalizing small enterprises support interventions across the different government departments and government agencies, within the overall objective of improving the delivery of small business support services to entrepreneurs and small enterprises.
As part of this process, the dti decided to incorporate the activities of GODISA; the three dti incubators; the National Technology Transfer Centre (NTTC); the Technology Advisory Centre (TAC); the technology transfer activities of the Technology for Woman in Business Programme and the SMME support activities of the South African Quality Institute (SAQI) into a single Programme, called the Seda Technology Programme commonly known as Stp.
In response to the dti’s National Industrial Policy Framework and the focus areas of the previous 4 entities, Stp will:
These seven areas mentioned are identified as the main reasons why technology-based small enterprises fail during the first three years of their existence. The focus areas mentioned will be addressed by the three main divisions of Stp, each of which is uniquely designed and positioned to transfer technologies and provide additional business development and Quality support services to entrepreneurs and small enterprises in specific market sectors.
Our vision and mission statements clearly reflect our methodology to achieve objectives of creating and enhancing sustainable growth of SMMEs.
An internationally recognised Centre of Competence that develops innovative technology – based platforms for the creation of sustainable, globally competitive SMMEs.
The mission of the Seda Technology Programme is therefore to develop innovative technology – based platforms that result in the creation of sustainable, globally competitive SMMEs that contribute towards the accelerated growth of our economy.