UCT Diagnostic Innovations at Africa Health 2019
RC&I exhibited a number of different diagnostic technologies at the Africa Health 2019 conference and exhibition that was held at Gallagher Estate, Midrand.
Team UCT Represented at a Workshop on Translation of Health Innovations
Team UCT Represented at a Workshop on Translation of Health Innovations
A team of young University of Cape Town researchers attended a workshop on Translational Research, Health Innovation and Commercialization in Durban.
Four women innovators to watch at UCT
Universities are conducive to innovation, as researchers and students dedicate themselves to the act of problem-solving through research. Over the past few years, UCT has been central to an array of practical innovations that have been implemented...
World IP Day – Reach for Gold
This year’s World IP Day campaign focused on sport and IP, exploring how innovation, creativity and IP rights encourage and protect innovations that support the development of sport and its enjoyment around the world.
Electronic Lab Notebooks
RCI has produced hard copy laboratory notebooks a number of years, but especially in certain research areas an electronic notebook is now preferable.


Friday, 30 October 2020
Developing a vaccine for COVID-19

As COVID-19 infection and morbidity rates increase around the globe, a number of companies and academic institutions have entered the race to develop a vaccine to protect us from the lethal virus. Creating a vaccine is, however, a complex process and could take several months, if not years.

Publication Date:
Wed, 22 Apr 2020 - 10:00
RC&I Operations During COVID-19 Shut Down

The South African national shutdown commenced on 27 March 2020 and will continue for 21 days.  During this period RC&I staff will be working remotely and essentially all functions will be operating as normal. 

Publication Date:
Fri, 27 Mar 2020 - 14:15
UCT participates in Africa’s first University Technology Fund

The SA SME Fund recently launched the University Technology Fund (UTF), a first of its kind in Africa. The University of Cape Town (UCT) and Stellenbosch University are the first two universities that will participate in the fund, which will provide UCT spin-off companies with access to R50 million, as well as additional seed funding to support innovation projects within the university.

Publication Date:
Thu, 27 Feb 2020 - 16:00
UCT Innovation Builder off to a flying start

UCT launched the Innovation Builder Fund (IBF) in 2019 with the inaugural call for applications in the second semester. The IBF aims to fund projects to further develop and test preliminary research outputs from UCT where initial proof of concept has been demonstrated using research funding with the goal of increase the commercialisation of UCT technologies, or to better position them for next-round innovation funding. Funding of up to R500 000 per project is considered.

Publication Date:
Wed, 29 Jan 2020 - 10:15