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, 17 January 2021
2020 Lab Notebooks Arrive

The UCT Laboratory Notebooks are in stock again and piled high behind Yandi Sopete and Taliep Hattas who will be handing the orders.  RC&I prints the books for use by our research community. These books are compliant with the requirements for proof of inventorship and intellectual property rights, have numbered pages and space for sign-off and witnessing, in line with the requirements of international Good Laboratory Practice (GLP).

Publication Date:
Tue, 28 Jan 2020 - 15:30
‘Appropriate’ Health Technology Innovation Though Frugal Biodesign

The focus on embracing appropriate health technology innovations has not been receiving enough attention. Most of the value propositions in health techs revolve around making healthcare affordable. However, by making technology low-cost does not automatically make if more affordable. There is a lot of innovation locked within such technology designs, however, the complexities of the healthcare industry are not considered.


Publication Date:
Tue, 26 Nov 2019 - 09:15
UCT Spin-Off Nisonic Exhibits at Medica, Düsseldorf, Germany.

Düsseldorf, Germany, November 18th, 2019. Nisonic AS, a startup co-founded by SINTEF and Cofounder in Norway, aims to make intracranial pressure (ICP) assessment as simple and easy as measuring body temperature. Nisonic is developing a novel method using properties of the optic nerve sheath to determine the patient’s ICP.

Publication Date:
Thu, 21 Nov 2019 - 10:30
Health tech: appropriate over affordable

Sudesh Sivarasu believes that countries in the global south can and should solve their own problems rather than seeking solutions from elsewhere.

Publication Date:
Thu, 12 Sep 2019 - 09:30