The Centre for Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators (CeSTII) is a statistical and policy research unit that conducts R&D and innovation surveys on behalf of South Africa’s Department of Science and Innovation. CeSTII produces national indicators and analyses to inform policymaking and provide a basis for international comparisons. Established in 2001, CeSTII is the custodian of a rich database of longitudinal trend data from regular business innovation surveys and the annual South African R&D Survey. CeSTII also contributes actively to Africa’s STI indicator measurement community, and finds new ways to interrogate data to help address developmental challenges and inform South Africa's priority economic sectors.

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  • R&D Survey
  • Business Innovation Survey
  • Agricultural Business Innovation Survey
  • Innovation in the South African Informal Sector Survey
  • R&D and Innovation in South African State-owned Enterprises
  • Strengthening the Capacity of Science Granting Councils in the Use of Evidence in Policy and Decision-Making (Evi-Pol)
  • Engagement and Inclusive Development: Building the Interactive Capabilities of Universities and Science Councils
  • Baseline Survey of IP and Technology Transfer, 2008-2014
  • African Innovation Outlook
  • National Survey of R&D in Agriculture 2010/11