Nuusbriewe

Nuusbriewe

Innovus E-News 10th Edition

SWET set to lead the way in wind energy Stellenbosch Wind Energy Technologies (SWET) is one of the latest spin-out companies to be formed with the help of InnovUS. SWET will specialise in the development and manufacture of small wind turbines, aimed at farmers, small business owners and residential owners. SWET was founded in 2011 at the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Stellenbosch University by Abri Stegmann, Prof Maarten Kamper and Dr Rong-Jie Wang. InnovUS holds a 40% share in SWET and assisted the company in terms of patent and company registration as well as initial funding. InnovUS is represented in...

Innovus E-News 10th Edition

SU concludes lic​ensing agreement with leading biotech company The Department of Genetics at Stellenbosch University (SU) has, with the help of InnovUS, entered into an exclusive licensing agreement with Genetwister Africa, a biotechnology company that provides services to the agricultural sector. In terms of the agreement, Genetwister will be responsible for the commercial testing of specific viruses commonly found in deciduous fruit. The diagnostic protocol was pioneered at the University and will be tested on a large scale by Genetwister. “It is hoped that this agreement will lay the foundation for similar licences in the diagnosis of plant viruses in future,” says...

Innovus E-News 09th Eddition

SU protects its name and reputation The Stellenbosch University enjoys an excellent reputation. Therefore, any misrepresentation and unauthorised use of its name and trademarks (emblem, logo and Maties logo) is prohibited and the University goes to great lengths to protect its reputation in this regard. Only in very limited and exceptional cases are outside parties allowed to allude to their connection with the University and then it is imperative that they adhere to very strict guidelines. "All written contracts between Stellenbosch University and other parties explicitly prohibits the use of the name of the University (in any form) for the duration of such...

Innovus E-News 08th Edition

2010 a record year for patents The considerable growth in patenting activity was a definite highlight for InnovUS during 2010. At 30 November 2010, a total of 32 new priority patent applications had been registered, compared with just 23 for the whole of 2009. In addition, two new technology licences were concluded and four spin-out companies were in progress. “During 2010, InnovUS adopted a more selective approach regarding the acceptance of new disclosures,” explains Anita Nel, Chief Executive Officer: InnovUS. The result was a lower number of disclosures (45) than in 2009 (62), but the high quality of these disclosures is undisputed. In...

Innovus E-News 07th Edition

National triumph for SU innovation The inventors of uMove, a patient-specific knee replacement product, walked away with an impressive third place in the final stage of the National Innovation Competition 2009 held in Durban last month. This as an extraordinary accolade both for uMove and InnovUS which, according to uMove co-inventor David van den Heever, provided the team with support of “immeasurable value”. “We would not have been able to do it without them and we really appreciate their input and professionalism throughout the entire process!” “InnovUS is very excited about this project and aims to commercialise it in co-operation with Mr van...

Innovus E-News 06th Edition

Intellectual Property explained Patent right holders have exclusive rights to use, manufacture, distribute and sell their inventions for a period of approximately 20 years. Therefore it is important that the creation of Intellectual Property (IP) must be attributed to its true inventor or creator on all patent applications. "Omitting the rightful IP inventor from a patent application, or including someone as an inventor when they are not, could be grounds for its revocation," says Saberi Marais, Business Developer: InnovUS. Patent right holders can also claim any possible income associated with the subsequent commercialisation of patented IP. However, this can only be done if...

Innovus E-News 05th Edition

National database to assist inventors InnovUS and Stellenbosch University inventors will greatly benefit from the new technology transfer module to be implemented on the InfoEd system at the University. This module will offer administrative support for managing, among others, intellectual property and patents. Although the InfoEd system will facilitate effective research management, streamline processes and enable tracking of research activities on a national level, InnovUS will continue to advise inventors, facilitate the transfer of technology and ensure that the vast knowledge of researchers and inventors at the University contributes to the wellbeing of society as a whole. According to Doris Peters, Intellectual Property...

Innovus E-News 04th Edition

InnovUS facilitates a successful journey from lab to market​ InnovUS has gathered the expertise of a range of industry leaders in a booklet compiled specifically for inventors and researchers. The new InnovUS guide for entrepreneurs wishing to commercialise their ideas, supplies valuable information on key aspects of innovation, ranging from patents and business plans to company formation and legal and tax issues, in an effort to bridge the gap between research and the market. Anita Nel, Chief Executive Officer, says: "We are most grateful to each of the contributors of this publication for sharing their insights and business acumen with us and for...

Innovus E-News 03rd Edition

Ending on a high note As the fourth and final quarter of 2009 draws to a close, InnovUS has exceeded even its own expectations. In the last three months alone, InnovUS received 14 new disclosures bringing the total number for 2009 to 62. This surpasses the target of 39 for the year and is a significant increase from the previous record of 43 in 2007. The good news does not stop here, however. Anita Nel, Chief Executive Officer, says that InnovUS also enjoyed a high volume of licensing agreements and entrepreneurial activity leading to the formation of yet another spin-out company this year. “In...

Innovus E-News 02nd Edition

A successful year for InnovUS It's been a busy, but extremely fruitful year for InnovUS, the technology transfer company of Stellenbosch University. Despite the negative impact of the global economic crisis on commercialisation, Anita Nel, Chief executive officer, says that 2009 has been a great year for innovation, entrepreneurial activity as well as financial and company success. "In terms of the year under review, the highlight was undoubtedly the restructuring of the company into a wholly-owned subsidiary of the University," says Anita. "We also moved our premises to 15 De Beer Street, Stellenbosch in a strategic effort to be in close proximity to our...
Kopiereg 2017 Innovus Technology Transfer, Alle Regte Voorbehou
Webtuiste deur NetMechanic ontwikkel