Winners of UCT’s World IP Day Meme Competition announced
Winners of UCT’s World IP Day Meme Competition announced
World IP day is celebrated annually on the 26th of April, initiated by the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO). This year’s theme was “Digital Creativity: Culture Re-imagined”, which aimed to raise awareness of intellectual property...
Book Launch: Prof Caroline Ncube on African IP
14 April 2016 saw the launch of a “Intellectual Property Policy, Law and Administration in Africa: Exploring Continental and Sub-regional Co-operation – which provides a nexus between IP regulation and trade integration on the continent. This book...
Dr Makhapa Makhafola, Dr Sharon Blair, and Piet Barnard signing the agreement
HySA Catalysis IP Licensed to Spin-off HyPlat
In terms of an agreement between UCT, Mintek and UCT spin-off HyPlat that was signed at a ceremony on 7 April 2016, HyPlat now has exclusive access to the intellectual property and technologies that have been developed by HySA Catalysis.
Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteria
Latest UCT Patent Predicts Likelihood of Active TB
UCT scientists have completed a decade-long project to create a TB biomarker that will test whether a latent TB carrier will develop full-blown TB. The project was undertaken by the UCT scientists in partnership with the Centre for Infectious...
UCT spin out creates innovative breast cancer scanner
For the first time, digital mammography and ultrasound technology have been combined in a single screening unit to cut the time for the accurate early diagnosis of breast cancer. The home-grown piece of equipment was launched at Groote Schuur...


Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Child Gauge 2016 marks the coming of age of the Child Support Grant, which is recognised as one of South Africa’s most successful poverty alleviation strategies.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 13:45

At the beginning of 2016 it was decided that the Department of Research and Innovation that housed the Research Office and RC&I would separate into two separate departments.  During this transition, RCIPS elected to change its name and bring in the term “Innovation” which better describes the current breath of activity of the “IP Management” component of the office.

Publication Date:
Monday, November 14, 2016 - 09:15

Dr Sudesh Sivarasu’s path to becoming a prolific inventor of biomedical devices has had its twists and turns.

As a child, he was mesmerised by the locomotives that thundered down the railways in his hometown near Chennai in India. He also loved to conduct experiments, especially if they included fire, which led to him almost burning down the family home more than once.

Publication Date:
Monday, November 14, 2016 - 08:45

The South African government in participation with SADC Member States launched an innovation and technology transfer (I&TT) mentorship program to help strengthen I&TT management functions at SADC-based research institutions. Mr Philip Hoekstra, UCT IP Manager, volunteered to mentor the Pedagogical University of Mozambique (Universidade Pedagogica) and enjoyed a successful trip to Maputo for a week in October.

Publication Date:
Friday, November 4, 2016 - 12:00