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Look into UCT’s Technology Innovation Activities through the Glass Pipeline

7 Apr 2017 - 11:45

In response to comments from various stakeholders about the need to have a sense of the projects in the university’s pipeline, RC&I has created a “Glass Pipeline”, which importantly now provides parties external to UCT with a sense of what is “bubbling under”.  Innovation projects and their statuses are shown on the schedule and we have launched with an initial selection, but additional projects will be posted shortly.

Whilst in the past RC&I has typically only promoted technologies that are in later stages and needing commercial partners, the Glass Pipeline will hopefully attract potential collaborators, entrepreneurs and funders much earlier on, who will at least know about the project and be able to keep it on their radars.

The pipeline indicates the stage of technology development based on Technology Readiness Levels (TRLs)and whether a funded project is currently underway, or we are seeking funding, etc.  Download the pipeline here and register to receive pipeline updates.