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, 14 June 2021
European Patent Granted for HIV Prevention Point-of-Care Test - “GIFT”.

A European Patent was recently granted to UCT by the European Patent Office (EPO) for a Method for Diagnosing an Inflammatory Condition in the Female Genital Tract invented by Dr Lindi Masson and A/Prof Jo-Ann Passmore.

Publication Date:
Mon, 07 Jun 2021 - 13:00
Creating UCT Spin-Off Companies – Guide Launched

As new Guide to Creating a University Spin-off Venture was launched as part of UCT’s 2021 World Intellectual Property Day celebrations which have the theme: IP and SMEs: Taking your Ideas to Market.

Publication Date:
Mon, 10 May 2021 - 12:45
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