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Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)

Defence, Peace, Safety and Security

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Meiring Naude Rd
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Pretoria
South Africa
+27832726662
pgoosen@csir.co.za
https://csir.co.za/defence-and-security
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Pieter Goosen (International collaboration)

Field of Activity


2. ENGINEERING
» Energy - generation/storage/distribution
» Aerospace technologies
» Space & satellite technologies

3. FORENSIC SCIENCES
» Digital forensics

4. HORIZONTAL ACTIVITIES
» Navigation, guidance, control and tracking
» Scenario development and decision support
» Foresight systems
» Simulators, trainers and artificial environments
» Policy development
» Testing and validation
» Rescue and relief services
» Law enforcement

5. TECHNOLOGIES & MATERIALS
» Biotechnology
» Nanotechnology
» Material Science
» Detection technologies
» Sensor equipment and technologies
» Electronics, Microelectronics

6. INFORMATION & COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES
» ICT applications
» Communication equipment and technologies
» Electronic authentication
» Intelligence systems
» Artificial intelligence/robotics
» Cyber security
» Software, Data Processing
» Network technologies
» Smart Systems
» Radio Frequency (RFID)

Core competencies

The CSIR draws on a vast and experienced multidisciplinary skills base to contribute to keeping South Africa
safe and secure.

The CSIR’s interventions in support of these aims include developing novel solutions in identity authentication
through research in, amongst others, biometrics, and finding solutions for the monitoring and assessment of
security in cyberspace through research on network penetration testing, intrusion detection and forensics.

The organisation also develops systems for the effective sharing of information across different components of
the security forces and helps to ensure that government is a smart buyer and user of technology in this space.
The organisation provides science, engineering and technology support for the continuous improvement of the
country’s armed forces.

In the interest of national surveillance and situational awareness, the CSIR provides technology solutions to
improve the country’s ability to detect, track, classify and identify objects of interest. These capabilities are
used for anti-piracy, anti-poaching, peace support, border safeguarding and combating crime.

Horizon Europe Research Focus


RTD Experience

 Project CoordinatorProject PartnerProject Acronyms
FP7/H2020-Security
FP7/H2020-ICT
FP7/H2020-Energy
FP7/H2020-Health
FP7/H2020-Transport
FP7/H2020-ENV
FP7/H2020-SSH
FP7/H2020-Space
National Security Research Projects
Other Security Research Projects


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