Introducing the 2022 StarBiz Grand Challenge: For doing the impossible

November is known as the National Entrepreneurship Month. In the spirit of entrepreneurship and innovation, the SARAO Commercialisation team is launching the 4th round of StarBiz. The StarBiz Ideation Challenge […]

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SARAO Launches the Karoo Innovation Challenge to foster a culture of entrepreneurship in the towns surrounding the SKA Site

The Commercialisation unit at the South African Radio Astronomy Observatory (SARAO) recently hosted the exciting Karoo Innovation Challenge, in a bid to foster a culture of entrepreneurship and collaboration. The […]

SARAO Commercialisation runs exciting entrepreneurship challenge in the Northern Cape

The SARAO Commercialisation unit is currently running a Karoo Innovative Challenge in several Northern Cape towns. The Karoo Innovation Challenge invites people between the ages of 18 and 35 years […]

Come build the world’s largest radio telescope with us #workatSARAO

Applicants should submit a comprehensive CV by logging to and apply online. Applications should be accompanied by a letter of motivation indicating the applicant’s suitability for the position. The […]

SARAO and SANSA successfully launch beta version of Digital Earth South Africa

SARAO in collaboration with the South African National Space Agency (SANSA) successfully launched the beta version of the Digital Earth South Africa (DESA) platform on Friday, 28 October 2022. SANSA […]

SARAO mandated to manage the production of respiratory ventilators

The Department of Trade, Industry and Competition has mandated the South African Radio Astronomy Observatory (SARAO) to manage the national effort required for the local design, development, production and procurement […]