Congratulations to Joshua Clegg and Theshen Thaver who are the winners of competition at the recent World IP Day Exhibition. Joshua and Theshen are first year electrical and civil engineering students, respectively and hope to continue through to post graduate studies in their chosen fields. IP awareness raising directed at undergraduates is an invaluable because they are tomorrow’s researchers, so teaching them about the importance of IP protection at this stage already shapes their minds with a “think, protect and innovate” mind-set, with the goal being to positively impact society through their research and education.
RC&I collaborated with UCT’s Centre for Bioprocess Engineering Research (CeBER) and Tyron Grant of IP law firm, Spoor & Fisher, to hold an infosession on IP and innovation with a focus on biotechnology and life sciences. This was another UCT initiative to commemorate World Intellectual Property Day 2017, themed “Innovation – Improving Lives”.
The UCT GSB Venture Incubation Program Winter School creates a supportive and enabling environment for entrepreneurs to test and validate new business models. The 12-week, mentor-led program starts 1 September 2017 at the UCT Graduate School of Business in Cape Town, South Africa. The UCT GSB is looking for founders who are hungry, disciplined, coachable, doers and have a desire to contribute to our community as a whole, YOU SHOULD APPLY. http://bit.ly/2prFTMy
RC&I recently held an exhibition to commemorate the World Intellectual Property Day on the April, 24th and 26th, 2017 at Medical School and on Upper Campus, respectively. The theme for this year was “Innovation – Improving Lives”. In line with this year’s theme, we showcased some of UCT’s cutting edge technologies that have been invented by our research community that improve the quality of our lives.