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UCT Exhibits at Innovation Bridge 2017
The time has come and gone for the Department of Science and Technology’s 2017 Innovation Bridge event.
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...
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.
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....

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Thursday, 22 February 2018
Electronic Lab Notebooks

RC&I has produced hard copy laboratory notebooks a number of years, but especially in certain research areas an electronic notebook is now preferable.  Following a survey by the eResearch Centre the preferred eLab Notebook is “OneNote”, which is available to the UCT community at no additional cost, as it is included in the Microsoft site license. 

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 13:00
2017 SARIMA Conference

22 May 2017 was once again time for the annual Southern Africa Research and Innovation Management Association (SARIMA) conference, which was held in Windhoek, Namibia this year. The event was well represented by different academic, government and private institutions from the SADC region, and beyond. The event was very successful and Dr Andrew Bailey from RC&I received the Award for Distinguished Contribution in Innovation Management for contribution to the profession.

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Monday, July 3, 2017 - 14:45
Innovations from UCT’s Medical Device Design course

The Medical Device Design course in the Biomedical Engineering (Health Sciences) was launched in 2015 and the course convener is our serial inventor, Dr Sudesh Sivarasu.  An important aspect of the course is the assessment of the patentability of the devices that the students elect to design.   The RC&I team gives annual presentations to the Medical Device Design course students, covering a range of topics, including: an overview of IP, patents, copyright; the patent filing process; prior art searches using the database TotalPatent, various case studies from previous years, funding opportunities within UCT and strategies for product commercialization.  The students present their devices and patentability findings to RC&I later in the year – getting the opportunity to put what they have learnt into practice.

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Monday, July 3, 2017 - 11:45
Finding the cause, and the cure, for heart failure in new mothers

Professor Karen Sliwa’s first exposure to peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) was in 1992, while she was training as a specialist physician at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital in Johannesburg. She noticed that the face of her daughter’s nanny, Othilia Mahlangu, was swollen every morning. She examined her, but beyond recognising that it was clearly a heart problem, Sliwa said she could not imagine what was ailing her. She took her to the cardiology clinic at Baragwanath where a cardiologist immediately diagnosed her with PPCM.

Publication Date:
Friday, June 30, 2017 - 10:00

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