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.
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.
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.
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.