The University of the Western Cape took part at the Innovation Bridge (IB) Technology Matchmaking and Showcasing event, aimed at encouraging and accelerating the utilisation and commercialisation of intellectual property and technologies developed by public universities and science councils. The event, jointly took place with Science Forum South Africa (SFSA), under the theme: Igniting Conversations about Science for Innovation with Impact at the CSIR International Convention Centre on the 4th to 6th December 2019.
The TTO exhibited the following technologies:
SIGNSUPPORT: an affordable and accessible mobile apps to facilitate information and communication services for Deaf people.
UNIQTYPER® FORENSIC DNA KIT: a rapid, highly discriminatory and more affordable male-specific DNA profiling kit for the African market
BAOBAB LIMS: an African-led open source affordable sample and laboratory management tool for biobanking that can be implemented in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs)
A NATURAL BIOFERTILISER FROM BOTANICAL EXTRACTS: A proudly South African, cost-effective, safe, natural and organic botanical fertiliser.
The UWC exhibition booth also showcased the DSI Masters programme in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, managed by UWC, and offered jointly as a collaboration between UWC, University of Johannesburg, University of the Free State and Nelson Mandela University.
The event proved to be a great place to meet with potential investors, collaborators and partners