The research and development programme provide support in an interdisciplinary and applied approach towards research and skills development interventions for the province. We enhance the knowledge economy through relevant research.

This programme is aimed at conducting relevant research and make recommendations on policy and interventions, develop a cohort of highly skilled youth through our postgraduate bursaries and capacity building programmes (internship and experiential learning interventions), contribute towards the Cannabis industry development and enterprise development for small and medium businesses on the identified strategic sectors.