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, 16 August 2017
WIPO World IP Day: Innovation - Improving Lives

In her book 'Innovation', Sarah Wild mentions that ‘While ‘science’ is the pursuit of knowledge, ‘technology’ is the application of that knowledge, the kind that can be used by people to improve their lives and their circumstances.” RC&I is excited to announce an exhibition to celebrate World Intellectual Property Day starting on 24 April 2017 themed “Improving Lives through Innovation”.

Publication Date:
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 15:00
A new frontier for cancer diagnostics

The University of Cape Town (UCT) has entered into a landmark partnership with BGM Pharma and the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (NECSA) to bring a new theranostic called GluCAB to market. The term “theranostics” was coined to define an agent used for diagnosis via imaging followed by therapy, and it’s fast becoming the norm in personalised medicine.

Publication Date:
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 16:00
UCT's MOOCs rank 2nd internationally

UCT ranked second globally for its innovative MOOCs. The university came in behind the Santa Fe Institute and placed above the likes of Harvard and Yale.

The results were presented in a Class Central analysis, which considered 6 850 courses from over 700 universities.


Publication Date:
Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 12:15
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.

Publication Date:
Friday, December 9, 2016 - 13:30