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...


Sunday, 16 January 2022
Calling All Entrepreneurs: Opportunity to Commercialise a Water Infrastructure Innovation

Research Contracts & Innovation has an exciting opportunity for aspirant or existing entrepreneurs wishing to establish a venture for commercialising a device and system for finding and characterising leaks in a water network such as a municipal water network.

Publication Date:
Mon, 23 Aug 2021 - 18:00
National innovation award for UCT engineer’s urine project

The University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Associate Professor Dyllon Randall has won the South African Institution of Chemical Engineers (SAIChE) 2021 Innovation Award for a project on the development of a fertiliser-producing urinal and urine bio-brick process.

Publication Date:
Tue, 06 Jul 2021 - 13:45
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