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...


Wednesday, 28 June 2017
Big Business in Cape Town Supporting Early Stage Entrepreneurs

Accelerate Cape Town has championed an initiative to connect seasoned business professionals in Cape Town with growing local start-ups. Accelerate Cape Town obtained support from 50+ mentors in the Cape Town region and connected them to companies located in three Cape Town business incubators for an initial pilot phase. The incubators involved are LaunchLab in Stellenbosch, the MTN Solution Space at the UCT GSB, and Grindstone Accelerator by Knife Capital.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 14:45
Innovation improving lives

UCT’s Research Contracts and Innovation office presented a collection of inventions developed by UCT researchers in celebration of World Intellectual Property (IP) day.

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Monday, May 8, 2017 - 16:30
AllSafe app team through to competition finals

Last year, in response to a series of rapes, attacks and murders in the Cape Town area, UCT graduates Rowan Spazzoli, Tsakane Ngoepe and Louis Buys conceptualised a wearable safety device called The Guardian that would alert security services, the police and others close by if the user was in danger.

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Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 15:30
New antimalarial drug shows promise

An exciting new antimalarial drug candidate is active across the entire parasite life cycle and holds great promise as a single-dose cure.

Publication Date:
Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 15:00