The primary focus of F’SATI is to build human capacity. This is achieved through a research strategy that interfaces the theoretical with the technological aspects as well as connecting a variety of local and international stakeholders, such as industry and academia. From this research strategy a range of research domains are defined.
TUT has adopted an approach of focusing research resources into carefully selected research and innovation (R&I) focus and niche areas. F'SATI currently operates within these defined niche domains, in collaboration with various departments and faculties. The objectives of the focus areas have been designed in such a way that they bring resources and a critical mass of people together around a central theme to provide a platform for the full spectrum of R&I activities.
F'SATI at TUT and CPUT currently focuses on the following research domains: