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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...

8th SA Innovation Summit

The 8th Innovation Summit took place at the Cape Town Stadium, over 26 – 29 August. The theme of the 2015 Summit, ‘Innovation intelligence’, looks at how new and convergent thinking can stimulate the creation of innovations in today’s challenging marketplace. Particularly, the Summit shed light on innovation trends, challenge faced by entrepreneurs and inventors, policies, support interventions, creation of a culture of innovation, and protection of inventions. Highlights of the 8th SA Innovation Summit include: The Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) announced its 2015 – 2020 strategic plan which selected the TIA Seed Fund as its main investment instrument The Department of Trade and Industry relaunched the Support Programme for Industrial Innovation (SPII) programme under the Dti’s Incentive Development and Administration division PwC Accelerator and the Silicon Cape discussed the findings and insights from the Focus on South Africa’s emerging companies and entrepreneurial landscape 2015 survey The National Advisory Council on Innovation unpacked the South Africa national innovation system...
Featured article: Minister Pandor speaks at the 2015 ACU SARIMA Conference

Featured article: Minister Pandor speaks at the 2015 ACU SARIMA Conference

The UWC TTO team attended the annual ACU-SARIMA (Association of Commonwealth Universities – Southern African Research and Innovation Management Association) Conference on 10 - 14 May 2015. The Conference concurrently hosted the DST/ SARIMA Excellence in Research and Innovation Management Awards which celebrates excellence in research and innovation in Southern Africa. Professor Ramesh Bharuthram, Advisor to the Rector, University of the Western Cape and ex-Deputy Vice Chancellor - Academic at UWC was recognised for his many contributions as he received the DST/SARIMA Award for Exceptional Leadership in Research Management. Read more...