MeDDIC has three core focus areas that will form the basis of its new programmes:


CO 1: Integrated and Cohesive Ecosystem

Policy and Regulatory Support

Strengthening the Ecosystem

Leveraging Funding



CO 2: Localisation and Rapid Product Development

Establish a Technology Product Development and Manufacturing Pipeline

Support Regulatory Compliance

Increase Utilisation of Key Technologies, Platforms and Capabilities


CO 3: Human Capital Development

Development of Regulatory Knowledge and Expertise

Key Skills Training



Details of the programmes for each focus area will be shared as they are designed together with key stakeholders. Those already in progress or currently being initiated include: 

Medical Devices Stakeholder Forum – the MDSF will be reignited, with the first meeting coinciding with the launch of MeDDIC – date to be announced shortly
Landscape analysis of the medical devices innovation sector – the report is currently being finalized and will be shared with the community in the next quarter
Medical devices online portal – this is in progress and will be made available to the community in the next quarter
Support for regulatory compliance – MeDDIC is teaming up with the CSIR to offer regulatory support to those in the sector developing new or improved medical devices. Details of how to access this support will be posted shortly.
Seed funding for localization of medical device manufacture – we are pleased to announce a request for applications for increasing the local content of already available medical devices – Please follow this link for more details. https://www.samrc.ac.za/request-for-applications/samrctia-medical-device-and-diagnostic-innovation-cluster-meddic-call