NEWS

 

UWC wins Innovation Bridge 2017 award

DST Minister Naledi Pandor visited UWC TTO’s exhibition stand at the Innovation Bridge, South Africa’s Technology Showcase and Matchmaking Event, on 15 September 2017. The three innovations on display were: Modular battery system, Hydrogen fuel cell technologies, and Zenzeleni community Wifi network solution. The latter won the award for “best innovation with social... read more

Innovation Summit: Pitching Den and Inventors Garage

Digital transformation and integrated solutions brought by the fourth industrial revolution (Industry 4.0) will provide competitive advantage for tomorrow. The Innovation has put out a call for applications for businesses/concepts/inventions as follows: Pitching Den: http://innovationsummit.co.za/pitching-den/ Inventors Garage: http://innovationsummit.co.za/inventors-garage The SA Innovation Summit is a great place for new businesses to be pushed to acceleration, market awareness, incubation and business support. Past finalists have gone on to compete on a global scale at the Start-up World Cup in San Francisco and numerous other... read more

WIPO South Africa Summer School 2017 – open for registration

2017 WIPO Summer School Communique Online registration for Advanced WIPO Summer School on Intellectual Property & Technology Transfer (2017) is open until August 31, 2017 Venue: University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa Dates: 27 November - 08 December 2017 Registration fees Students and young professionals from developing countries and countries in transition and residing in those countries: Students:  US$ 100 Young professionals:US$ 200 Students and young professionals from developed countries: Students:US$ 250 Young professionals:US$ 350 Registration link:... read more

TTO Director attends Licensing Academy

Dr Janine Chantson, Director of the UWC TTO, obtained a partial scholarship to attend the PIPRA Licensing Academy on Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer at the University of California, Davis School of Law. The two-week immersive course was attended by  32 delegates, representing 12 different countries, and comprised of international lawyers, technology managers and scientific professionals. The Academy covered topics including U.S. and international IP protection, IP management for commercialisation, licensing, IP issues in negotiating international agreements and more. In addition to classroom presentations, the delegates worked on real-world case studies and made field visits to Silicon... read more

Appointment of new Technology Transfer Manager

Ms Aisha Mahomed Ali has been appointed as Technology Transfer Manager at UWC Technology Transfer Office as of 1 June 2017. Aisha has an MSc in Microbiology and a Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration. Her experience in product development at a private biotechnology start-up company and in the public sector innovation funding space makes her well placed to drive UWC technology transfer activities. Over the past three years, in the capacity of Technology Transfer Officer (Commercialisation) she has supported UWC researchers in securing TIA Seed Funding, assisted with project management and played an active role in the sourcing of follow-on funding.  Her committed nature and keen interest in innovation will ensure that she makes a great success of her new... read more

UWC Directors appointed to SARIMA Committee

At the recent AGM of the Southern African Research and Innovation Management Association (SARIMA), the new SARIMA Committee for 2017-2019 was elected. UWC can be proud to have two of its staff members appointed to the committee: Dr Janine Chantson, Director of UWC Technology Transfer Office and Prof. Thandi Mgwebi, Director of UWC Research... read more

 EVENTS

 

UWC wins Innovation Bridge 2017 award

DST Minister Naledi Pandor visited UWC TTO’s exhibition stand at the Innovation Bridge, South Africa’s Technology Showcase and Matchmaking Event, on 15 September 2017. The three innovations on display were: Modular battery system, Hydrogen fuel cell technologies, and Zenzeleni community Wifi network solution. The latter won the award for “best innovation with social... read more

Innovation Summit: Pitching Den and Inventors Garage

Digital transformation and integrated solutions brought by the fourth industrial revolution (Industry 4.0) will provide competitive advantage for tomorrow. The Innovation has put out a call for applications for businesses/concepts/inventions as follows: Pitching Den: http://innovationsummit.co.za/pitching-den/ Inventors Garage: http://innovationsummit.co.za/inventors-garage The SA Innovation Summit is a great place for new businesses to be pushed to acceleration, market awareness, incubation and business support. Past finalists have gone on to compete on a global scale at the Start-up World Cup in San Francisco and numerous other... read more

WIPO South Africa Summer School 2017 – open for registration

2017 WIPO Summer School Communique Online registration for Advanced WIPO Summer School on Intellectual Property & Technology Transfer (2017) is open until August 31, 2017 Venue: University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa Dates: 27 November - 08 December 2017 Registration fees Students and young professionals from developing countries and countries in transition and residing in those countries: Students:  US$ 100 Young professionals:US$ 200 Students and young professionals from developed countries: Students:US$ 250 Young professionals:US$ 350 Registration link:... read more

Innovation Bridge 2017

The DST Innovation Bridge Exhibition will take place at Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand, on 15 September 2017. The UWC TTO will once again be featuring UWC innovations at the event.... read more