Making Stellenbosch University Innovation Matter


Innovus is a division of Stellenbosch University that acts as a university-industry interaction platform for the commercialisation of SU’s assets. Innovus is responsible for the university’s commercial activities.

 

This is achieved through various departments within Innovus:  the Innovus Technology Transfer Office is responsible for the commercialisation of the University's innovation and intellectual property portfolio through patenting, licensing and the formation of spin-out companies.  Shareholding in our spinout companies is held within a holding company, SU Enterprises (Pty) Ltd.

 

The University’s Copyright, Trade Marks and Short Courses Division also forms part of Innovus.

 

Through it’s SUNCOM division, Innovus is also mandated to manage SU’s fifth income stream i.e income from commercialisation activities.

 

 

Technologies

A Method of Treating Abnormal Blood Clotting Associated with Alzheimer’s Disease
A Method of Treating Abnormal Blood Clotting Associated with Alzheimer’s Disease
A Method of Treating Abnormal Blood Clotting Associated with Parkinson's Disease
A Method of Treating Abnormal Blood Clotting Associated with Parkinson's Disease
A Method of Treating Abnormal Blood Clotting Associated with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
A Method of Treating Abnormal Blood Clotting Associated with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Amaasing
Amaasing
Infrared & Impedance Needle (IRI Needle)
Infrared & Impedance Needle (IRI Needle)
Patient Guided Non-Mydriatic Fundus Camera
Patient Guided Non-Mydriatic Fundus Camera
KUZE - Innovating the class room environment for better health and school performance
KUZE - Innovating the class room environment for better health and school performance
Synsurf - Synthetic Lung Surfactant
Synsurf - Synthetic Lung Surfactant
Stellenbosch University Digital Evaluation Model (SUDEM)
Stellenbosch University Digital Evaluation Model (SUDEM)
Cargo Securing Apparatus
Cargo Securing Apparatus
SharkSafeTM Shark Barrier
SharkSafeTM Shark Barrier
Hydrapatch, A Visual Indicator for Measuring the Loss of Fluid From Exercise
Hydrapatch, A Visual Indicator for Measuring the Loss of Fluid From Exercise
Irrigation Systems
Irrigation Systems
Magnetic Damper Coupling
Magnetic Damper Coupling
SurgiTrack - a surgical workflow system
SurgiTrack - a surgical workflow system
Autophagic Flux Biosensor
Autophagic Flux Biosensor
BioPEP - A natural, biodegradable, anti-microbial plant pathogen control agent
BioPEP - A natural, biodegradable, anti-microbial plant pathogen control agent
A Natural Preservative Extracted from Honeybush (Cyclopia spp.)
A Natural Preservative Extracted from Honeybush (Cyclopia spp.)
Antimicrobial Polymer Resin
Antimicrobial Polymer Resin
iFlow
Paediatric attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder application software (PANDAS)
Paediatric attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder application software (PANDAS)
Value added chemicals from Lignin
Value added chemicals from Lignin
Radiometric Correction of Aerial/UAV IMAGERY
Radiometric Correction of Aerial/UAV IMAGERY
Sludge Fermentation
Sludge Fermentation
Food Science NDP
Food Science NDP

Our Spin-out Companies

SurgiTrack
Green X Engineering
Immobazyme (Pty) Ltd
Biotikum
Factory209 (Pty) Ltd
Phagoflux (Pty) Ltd
Susento (Pty) Ltd
AxioVR
Bridgiot (Pty) Ltd
Cargo Telematics
GeoSmart
Maties Gymnasium
Sharksafe Barriers (Pty) Ltd
CUSTOS Technologies (Pty) Ltd
Stellenbosch University Nedbank LaunchLab (Pty) Ltd
African Sun Media Group

Our Impact

187 Ideas Developed (2017-2021)
57 Provisional patents (2017-2021)
37 PCT applications (2017-2021)
82 Licenses (since 2017)
28 Spin-out Companies (1998-2021)
304 Number of Employees in our group of companies (2021)

Latest News

Join the Launchlab Team
Science Idea & Startup Showcase
Candice found her dream job at Innovus
Matie shop goes online from 1 July 2021
CECO in full operation
WEF recognises SharkSafe as a top ocean innovator
SU issues short course e-certificates
Applications in for SU Techpreneurship Centre’s second Data Science and Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for 2021
Matie Shop now in the capable hands of Lara Cronje
SU spinout company ensures school receives first ever energy efficient certificate in SA
Unistel Medical Laboratories - Video
GreenX Engineering (Pty) Ltd a spin-off company of University of Stellenbosch Enterprises
GreenX Engineering (Pty) Ltd a spin-off company of University of Stellenbosch Enterprises
SharkSafe recognised as a top ocean innovator
Central Events and Conferencing Office new position available: Events and Conferencing Coordinator
Central Events and Conferencing Office new position available: Finance and Administration Officer
Lockdown 2020: GeoSUN’s best year ever
Innovus celebrating brilliant minds at Innovation Awards 2020
Geosmart is spreading its wings as an affordable geospatial solution
Stellenbosch University IdeaSmash Winner for 2020 announced
A new narrative around African entrepreneurism
Countdown 2020 Cohort World-Shaping Companies
SU’s Welgevallen Cellar receives five silver medals in Veritas awards
STRATEGIC COMMERCIAL PROJECTS DIRECTOR AT FACTORY 209
MANAGER SU SHOPS
Innovus staff receive International technology transfer status
Wear your mask, says Stellenbosch University!
SharkSafe win prestigious green award
Madelein Kleyn received international award
Stellenbosch University’s BioCODE first recipient of UTF funding
Stellenbosch University and local biotech company tackle COVID-19 together!
First virtual SU Hackathon sees more than eighty students participate
Stellenbosch University to sell their branded products online at Takealot
Innovus set up four new spinouts during lockdown
SharkSafe Report
Stellenbosch University and SA company joins global fight against Covid-19
Stellenbosch University LaunchLab appoints new CEO
Stellenbosch University’s innovations in Business Insider’s top 10 for past decade
Phenomenal PhenoLAB: A first for SA winemakers
SUNOnline offers short course participants a seamless learning experience
TECHITEZ: GEASY SMART GEYSER CONTROLLER DEVICE
Innovus honours its inventors Celebrating Stellenbosch University’s Researchers achievements
University Technology Fund a First for Africa
AFRICAN SUN MEDIA RINGS IN THE CHANGES
From biology to trade marks: finding his dream job
Newly launched Stellenbosch Network aims to bring together innovators, entrepreneurs
Anita Nel Leading the INNOVUS and SUNCOM Team
SUSENTO
Riaan Wassung Wins Double Gold
Innovus Annual Entrepreneurship BOOTCAMP
Stellenbosch Network
TIA Funding
Sharksafe Barrier
Virtual reality in battle against disorders
Insects and business
SU plans to expand Innovus within Stellenbosch Smart City
Innovus Newsletter 41st Edition
Have YOU walked Stellenbosch? T-shirt design competition takes a trip down memory lane
Stellenbosch University and LaunchLab start-up engagement
AxioVR: Scaring the Fear Out Of People
Looking to spin-out your IP from a public institution?
SU and Innovus celebrate four new companies
Spinning out IP from Stellenbosch University, and Why It’s a Big Deal for Innovation in South Africa
Welcome to the family – Noluthando, Joubert and Thandi
Sein Media: Building a Recording Studio Like Tech Startup
HB Thom, meet Adam Small: A New Theatre for a New Era
Custos And The IPR Act: A Success Story
Entrepreneurship Bootcamp : Invitation
Fintechathon
Launch Lab - Maker's Exhibition
Hello Tomorrow Global Challenge
Botanical Garden in Cape Times - Accolade for Varsity Garden
The Retirement of an Icon: Prof Leopoldt van Huyssteen
News From Our Spin-Out Companies: New Directions, New Capabilities and New Equipment
An Innovus Technology Update: Sharks, Kettles and A Revolutionary Desk
How the Smart Water Meter Dropula Works
Bitcoin bounty hunters
Innovation Summit
The new Innovus office at the Tygerberg campus
There's a Bungle in the Jungle – and it's delicious
SensiCardiac: Shazam for South African Hearts
Hot enough to pop – there is a Sxuirrel in the Incubator
NIPMO and the IPR Act
A year in review – Innovus 2016

Success Stories

Custos And The IPR Act: A Success Story
How the Smart Water Meter Dropula Works
The new Innovus office at the Tygerberg campus
There's a Bungle in the Jungle – and it's delicious
SensiCardiac: Shazam for South African Hearts

Newsletters

Innovus Newsletter 47th Edition
Innovus Newsletter 46th Edition
Innovus Newsletter 45th Edition
Innovus Newsletter 44th Edition
Innovus Newsletter 43rd Edition
Innovus Newsletter 42nd Edition
Innovus Newsletter 41st Edition
Innovus E-News 40th Edition
Innovus E-News 39th Edition