Competition: celebrating World IP Day and digital creativity with memes
To celebrate World IP Day, RCIPS launched a meme competition sponsored by NIPMO, which is open to all UCT students and staff. Using the Creative Commons, the goal is to create a dialogue centred around where we get our digital content and why we...
Book Launch: Prof Caroline Ncube on African IP
14 April 2016 saw the launch of a “Intellectual Property Policy, Law and Administration in Africa: Exploring Continental and Sub-regional Co-operation – which provides a nexus between IP regulation and trade integration on the continent. This book...
Dr Makhapa Makhafola, Dr Sharon Blair, and Piet Barnard signing the agreement
HySA Catalysis IP Licensed to Spin-off HyPlat
In terms of an agreement between UCT, Mintek and UCT spin-off HyPlat that was signed at a ceremony on 7 April 2016, HyPlat now has exclusive access to the intellectual property and technologies that have been developed by HySA Catalysis.
Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteria
Latest UCT Patent Predicts Likelihood of Active TB
UCT scientists have completed a decade-long project to create a TB biomarker that will test whether a latent TB carrier will develop full-blown TB. The project was undertaken by the UCT scientists in partnership with the Centre for Infectious...
UCT spin out creates innovative breast cancer scanner
For the first time, digital mammography and ultrasound technology have been combined in a single screening unit to cut the time for the accurate early diagnosis of breast cancer. The home-grown piece of equipment was launched at Groote Schuur...


Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Tuesday 7 June heralded the annual Innovation Evening held by RC&Ias an acknowledgement of UCT inventors and celebration of their achievements.  For the evening, a number of UCT stakeholders are invited along with all current UCT Inventors to hear about the 2015 highlights and for some Inventors to receive their South African patent certificates, NIPMO certificates and Inventor Mugs.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 11:00

Two UCT staff members received national acclaim on Thursday 19 May 2016 for their contribution to research and innovation management in Southern Africa.  Dr Revel Iyer and Francois Oosthuizen jointly won the Department of Science and Technology and Southern African Research and Innovation Management Excellence Award for Early Career Innovation Management.

Publication Date:
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 12:45

A team based at the University of Cape Town has discovered that each of six cancer types (breast, colon, lung, kidney, ovarian and brain) has a unique genetic expression pattern, which can be used for accurate early diagnosis and targeted treatment.

Publication Date:
Monday, May 23, 2016 - 14:45

The Technology Innovation Agency (TIA)’s Seed Fund had two calls for application for seed funding in 2015: a total of 27 applications were submitted to UCT by the UCT community and 8 projects receiving funding from TIA totaling R 3,95m in investment.

Publication Date:
Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 11:15