Innovation 2020
Innovation 2020 Short Video
It has been great to see the uninterrupted formation of new spin-off companies, patenting and new inventions coming in, as well as new sources of innovation funding coming online. We have created a short video that shows statistics and inventor...


Monday, 12 April 2021
The importance of industry-academia collaboration

The University of Cape Town's Research Contracts & Innovation (RC&I) department strives to enable industry engagement & research funding contracts for UCT researchers, inventors & innovators.

Publication Date:
Wed, 24 Feb 2021 - 15:00
Lumkani scoops R20m in the EU’s EIC Horizon Prize

Lumkani, a University of Cape Town (UCT) spin-off company, with the mission to mitigate the loss of life and property caused by shack fires in South Africa and across the world, has won R20-million the EU’s EIC Horizon Prize.

Publication Date:
Thu, 08 Oct 2020 - 14:15
New multi-functional TB blood test validated

Researchers from the South African Tuberculosis Vaccine Initiative (SATVI) at the University of Cape Town (UCT), the Center for Global Infectious Disease Research – Seattle in the United States, and a large consortium of collaborators have developed a validated a new, simple blood-based test that has the potential to serve multiple functions in the fight against TB.

Publication Date:
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 - 13:15
Harnessing plant power to curb COVID-19

Here’s a different reason for tobacco to be in the news. Cape Bio Pharms, a biotech company with its origins in the Biopharming Research Unit (BRU) at the University of Cape Town (UCT), has joined the global effort to create a fast and affordable antibody test for COVID-19, using a relative of the tobacco plant.

Publication Date:
Fri, 29 May 2020 - 12:00