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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...

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Wednesday, 28 June 2017
UCT to Release 3D Printed Medical Device into the Public Domain

The Ptosis Crutch is an adjustable crutch for Ocular Myasthenia Gravis (MG) patients which affects eye muscles, resulting in the patients struggling to control and raise their eyelids.  This ultimately affects the patient’s vision and current remedies include surgery, medication or the use of a crutch.

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Friday, December 9, 2016 - 13:30
Investing in children: Child Gauge 2016

Child Gauge 2016 marks the coming of age of the Child Support Grant, which is recognised as one of South Africa’s most successful poverty alleviation strategies.

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 13:45
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&I would separate into two separate departments.  During this transition, RCIPS elected to change its name and bring in the term “Innovation” which better describes the current breath of activity of the “IP Management” component of the office.

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Monday, November 14, 2016 - 09:15
Sudesh Sivarasu: Clinician-centred innovation

Dr Sudesh Sivarasu’s path to becoming a prolific inventor of biomedical devices has had its twists and turns.

As a child, he was mesmerised by the locomotives that thundered down the railways in his hometown near Chennai in India. He also loved to conduct experiments, especially if they included fire, which led to him almost burning down the family home more than once.

Publication Date:
Monday, November 14, 2016 - 08:45

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