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
Using microorganisms to clean mine water

Imagine a settlement where people with different skills live close together and contribute to the community’s overall success: there are farmers who produce food, artisans who process the food, people who consume the food and others who remove waste. They cannot function in isolation relying on each other for survival. Together they are strong and thrive.

Publication Date:
Tue, 09 Jul 2019 - 12:15
Multimillion rand boost for Africa medicines research

University of Cape Town (UCT) alumnus and former chairman and chief executive of Coca-Cola Neville Isdell has donated $1 242 160 (about R18 million) towards research into the discovery of new medicines for infectious diseases at the university’s Drug Discovery and Development Centre (H3D).

Publication Date:
Tue, 09 Jul 2019 - 11:30
Student’s urine-recovery system for R600m building

In a first for South Africa, a urine-recovery urinal system, developed in the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Department of Civil Engineering, has been incorporated into the design of Growthpoint Properties’ new corporate headquarters for Exxaro in Centurion.

Publication Date:
Thu, 04 Jul 2019 - 14:30
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.

UCT celebrated World IP Day with a seminar in collaboration with the Exercise Sports Science Medicine (ESSM) Department and the Sports Science Institute of South Africa (SISSA). The seminar featured talks from IP nad technology commercialization specialists an Inventor of IP applicable to sports.

Publication Date:
Fri, 14 Jun 2019 - 12:15