National Advisory Council on Innovation (NACI)

Contact Details

Postal Private Bag X894, Pretoria, 0001
Physical CSIR Building 23, Scientia 627-Jr, Pretoria
Tel 012 844 0252


The mission of the National Advisory Council on Innovation (NACI) is to become a relevant, prominent, credible and responsive advisory body to the minister about national matters concerning innovation, including science and technology, thereby contributing to the achievement of the national objectives of South Africa. NACI gives effect to its mission by utilising accountable scientific approaches and the best available resources. NACI's ideal is to be seen as the premier source of advice.

The Council's mandate involves: coordination and stimulation of the National System of Innovation (NSI); promotion of cooperation within the NSI; structuring, governance and coordination of the Science and Technology (S&T) system; revision of the innovation policy; strategies for the promotion of all aspects of technological innovation; identification of Research and Development (R&D) priorities; and funding of the S&T system.

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