Four women innovators to watch at UCT
Universities are conducive to innovation, as researchers and students dedicate themselves to the act of problem-solving through research. Over the past few years, UCT has been central to an array of practical innovations that have been implemented...
UCT Innovation by Numbers - 2017
The total income from IP commercialisation was R 3.78m and a total of 4 new UCT spin-off companies were formed, the highest ever in a year. 41 invention disclosures were received by RC...
UCT Exhibits at Innovation Bridge 2017
The time has come and gone for the Department of Science and Technology’s 2017 Innovation Bridge event.
Look into UCT’s Technology Innovation Activities through the Glass Pipeline
In response to comments from various stakeholders about the need to have a sense of the projects in the university’s pipeline, RC...
Electronic Lab Notebooks
RCI has produced hard copy laboratory notebooks a number of years, but especially in certain research areas an electronic notebook is now preferable.


Thursday, 16 August 2018
Student Entrepreneurship Week 2018

The prevailing need in South Africa is for sustainable economic development through the creation and growth of jobs and the support of new businesses to provide goods and services. The University of Cape Town has responded to the call from the Department of Higher Education and Training to host a series of events and activities that would contribute to this discussion.

Publication Date:
Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 08:45
DoH Prescribes MTA for Human Biological Materials

A standard Material Transfer Agreement (MTA) was published in the Government Gazette on 20 July 2018, along with a statement signed by the Minister of Health, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, indicating that the MTA needs to be used by all providers and recipients of materials for use in research or clinical trials that are conducted under the auspices of registered Health Research Ethics Committees.

Publication Date:
Friday, August 3, 2018 - 14:15
Students Win BRICS Young Innovator Award

Gokul Nair and Giancarlo Beukes were one of two teams put forward by South Africa to compete against other BRICS countries in the BRICS Young Innovator Competition that was held recently. They placed second which included prize money of R210 000 and a Huawei Honor 9 Lite Smart Phone.

Publication Date:
Friday, July 13, 2018 - 13:15
Materials Disclosure Forms Streamlined!

A new set of “Outbound” and “Inbound” materials disclosure forms have been created and are available from the RC&I website as downloads.  These forms ask key questions that ensure that the Contracts Manager can draft the appropriate Materials Transfer Agreement, or ensure that an agreement that the provider of the materials sends to us matches with the anticipated use of the material by the UCT Researchers.

Publication Date:
Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 13:15