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[vc_empty_space height=”60″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_empty_space height=”20″][vc_column_text]The Royal Science and Technology Park (RSTP) is a public enterprise established in terms of the Royal Science and Technology Park Act No. 5 of 2012. The organisation is the hub for stimulating a knowledge based economy in the Kingdom of Swaziland and this is achieved by facilitating:

  • Research and technology transfer;

  • Technology “know how” and entrepreneurship;

  • Manufacturing of biotechnology and ICT products; and

  • Provision of IT based business solutions.

The business incubation service enables innovators to translate technology based concepts into market-ready products and services. In addition, it removes barriers to entrepreneurship and market access, enables start-ups to survive the most vulnerable stage of the business cycle and gives legitimacy to new businesses.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_custom_heading text=”What Do We Offer?” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:28|text_align:left|color:%23dd3333″ google_fonts=”font_family:Open%20Sans%3A300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C600%2C600italic%2C700%2C700italic%2C800%2C800italic|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_empty_space height=”30″]

  • Facilities & Infrastructure

  • Business Development Services

  • Fund Raising Support

  • Technical Support

[vc_empty_space height=”30″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height=”40″][vc_custom_heading text=”Target Clients” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:center” use_theme_fonts=”yes”]
[vc_empty_space height=”60″][vc_tour interval=”15″ title_size=”h4″][vc_tab title=”Target Clients” tab_id=”9dec4f4e-83dd-4″][vc_custom_heading text=”For a business to qualify for incubation:” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:left|color:%23dd3333″ use_theme_fonts=”yes”]
  • It must have an innovation that can be protected.
  • It must be a solution to a pain point (product should solve a problem for prospects).
  • It should be required by specific customers (prospect should be willing to solve the problem and has potential to buy the product).
  • It should have potential to generate recurring revenue (predictable and expected to continue in the future).
  • It should have potential to be a scalable business (company with ability to grow without being hampered by the company’s structure or available resources / company that can maintain or improve profit margins while sales volume increases).
[/vc_tab][vc_tab title=”Types of Innovation” tab_id=”0a3d6cdc-89e1-3″][vc_custom_heading text=”To be admitted into the incubator, a start-up must be involved in the production of or improvement of a product or service or technique to solve a problem that specific customers or users are willing to pay for. This can be achieved through one or a combination of the following:” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:left|color:%23dd3333″ use_theme_fonts=”yes”]
  • Pioneering a truly innovative product or method (new or significant improvement of an existing one);
  • Devising a new business model;
  • Creating a better or cheaper version of an existing product;
  • Targeting an existing product to new sets of customers.
[/vc_tab][vc_tab title=”Benefits to Clients” tab_id=”1502817248440-2-2″][vc_custom_heading text=”Our services provide Clients with the following principal benefits:” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:left|color:%23dd3333″ use_theme_fonts=”yes”]
  • Low overheads at the early stage of the start-up cycle because of shared and subsidized facilities and services. This enables start-ups to direct resources to the development of the innovation and business.
  • Acquisition of technical and business know-how which prevents start-ups from making mistakes that can lead to technology and business failure.
  • Legitimacy by associating with and being promoted by the RSTP which leads to market access for the start-ups. Legitimacy can also attract financiers and collaborators.
[/vc_tab][/vc_tour][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height=”40″][vc_custom_heading text=”Our Team” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:center” use_theme_fonts=”yes”]
[vc_empty_space height=”60″][vc_custom_heading text=”Management & Key Staff:” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:28|text_align:center|color:%23dd3333″ google_fonts=”font_family:Open%20Sans%3A300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C600%2C600italic%2C700%2C700italic%2C800%2C800italic|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_empty_space height=”30″][dt_team number=”3″ orderby=”modified” type=”grid” padding=”80″ members_bg=”false” images_sizing=”resize” proportion=”5:6″ round_images=”y” show_excerpts=”y” responsiveness=”browser_width_based” columns_on_vtabs=”2″ columns_on_mobile=”2″ category=”secretariat”][vc_empty_space height=”60″][vc_custom_heading text=”Selection Committee: ” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:28|text_align:center|color:%23dd3333″ google_fonts=”font_family:Open%20Sans%3A300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C600%2C600italic%2C700%2C700italic%2C800%2C800italic|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_empty_space height=”30″][dt_team number=”4″ orderby=”modified” type=”grid” padding=”80″ members_bg=”false” images_sizing=”resize” proportion=”5:6″ round_images=”y” show_excerpts=”y” responsiveness=”browser_width_based” columns_on_desk=”4″ columns_on_htabs=”4″ columns_on_vtabs=”2″ columns_on_mobile=”2″ category=”selection-committee”][dt_team number=”4″ orderby=”modified” type=”grid” padding=”80″ members_bg=”false” images_sizing=”resize” proportion=”5:6″ round_images=”y” show_excerpts=”y” responsiveness=”browser_width_based” columns_on_desk=”4″ columns_on_htabs=”4″ columns_on_vtabs=”2″ columns_on_mobile=”2″ category=”selection-committee-2″][/vc_column][/vc_row]