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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...
RCIPS becomes Research Contracts & Innovation (RC&I)
At the beginning of 2016 it was decided that the Department of Research and Innovation that housed the Research Office and RC...
2016 Innovation in Numbers
The key metrics for 2016 are looking really positive, with some great trends, such as an increased number of first time inventors. The total income from IP commercialisation was R15.2m and were once again 2 new UCT spin-off companies were formed....
Two new spin-off companies recognised in 2016
Along with the announcement of the final Innovation metrics for 2016, came the formal recognition of the two new UCT spin-off companies, Dream Haven and Cape Bio Pharms.
UCT app to make every Drop Drop count
With a meagre 27.5% of potable water left in Cape Town’s six major dams and the implementation of Level 3B water restrictions, there is an obvious need for South Africans to work together to save water. Drop Drop, a mobile application which is...

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Saturday, 27 May 2017
World IP Day: Competition Winners

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.

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 12:30
Innovation & IP in Biotech and Life Sciences

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”.

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 12:15
UCT GSB VENTURE INCUBATION PROGRAM (VIPWS17) IS NOW OPEN

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

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Friday, May 12, 2017 - 13:15
World IP Day, 2017: Exhibition of UCT’s Innovative Technologies

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.

Publication Date:
Friday, May 12, 2017 - 11:15

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