Four women innovators to watch at UCT
Universities are conducive to innovation, as researchers and students dedicate themselves to the act of problem-solving through research. Over the past few years, UCT has been central to an array of practical innovations that have been implemented...
UCT Innovation by Numbers - 2017
The total income from IP commercialisation was R 3.78m and a total of 4 new UCT spin-off companies were formed, the highest ever in a year. 41 invention disclosures were received by RC...
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.


Wednesday, 17 October 2018
Young talents headed for global innovation lab

Jessica Fell and Dr Dyllon Randall of the Future Water Institute will fly the UCT flag as 2018 UNLEASH talents at this global innovation lab in Singapore later this month.

This lab, now in its second year, brings together 1 000 top young talents (aged between 20 and 35) from around the world who come together to create real, scalable solutions to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on food, water, health, education, energy, urban sustainability, responsible supply chain, and so on.

Publication Date:
Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 14:00
30,000th Contract Logged

The first contract logged on our system was for work that was undertaken for a pharmaceutical company on bioequivalence of one of their generic products.  The work was conducted by the Division of Pharmacology and Professor Helen McIlleron was the Principal Investigator.  This 2001 contract was signed by our current RC&I Director as in his then role as Research Contracts Manager, of the Office of Industry Liaison (OIL) Department of Research Development.

The 30,000th contract was logged in May 2018 for Contracts Manager, Naseema Sonday and with amazing coincidence the Principal Investigator is once again Prof Helen McIlleron!  In this case the contract relates to an addition to a Consortium Agreement that is being entered into with Medicins Sans Frontieres.  To date (end May) a total of 1111 new contracts have been logged for the Contracts Managers to review wince the commencement of 2018.

Publication Date:
Friday, June 1, 2018 - 14:15
Inventor Portfolio Reports

UCT Inventors will be receiving personal patent portfolio reports in the near future, but please email us if you would like your one now.

The patent reports are typically useful for updating your CV, or for NRF ratings.  The report lists all the patent families that you are listed as an inventor on, as well as the application dates, status and territories involved.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 15:15
World IP Day 2018: Celebrating Women

The World Intellectual Property (IP) Day is celebrated each year on 26 April and this year the theme is “Powering change: Women in innovation and creativity”. The World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) has selected this theme to recognise and celebrate the contribution of women in driving global change through science, innovation and the arts.

Publication Date:
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 14:15