Mission, vision and goals

Mission

The Station is a platform that provides an affordable range of inter-disciplinary technological services to the Agrifood sector, focusing on existing smaller and medium enterprises, with a view to improving competitiveness, innovation and R&D capacity in a sustainable manner.

Vision

To be a pre-eminent self-sustained provider of technological services for growth of enterprises in the Agrifood sector nationally.

Goals

Projects Translate mandate into practical commitment through selected projects
Sustainability Be financially self sustainable in the shortest period of time
Training (external) Empower people by contributing to skills development (up-skilling and re-skilling) and relevant competencies in the sector.
Marketing Establish a strong market presence for the Technology Station
Institutional development Facilitate an enabling institutional environment for staff to engage in Station activities
Skills development (internal) Build the capacity of the Station and participating CPUT staff
Enrich teaching Enrich teaching and research by exposing students and staff to strategic applied research and innovation
Social responsibility Observe social, environmental, health and political priorities of the nation in executing the above goals