Four SU innovation projects secure funding from TIA
The commercialisation journey of four research projects at Stellenbosch University (SU) has been boosted with seed funding secured from Technology Innovation Agency (TIA), an initiative of the Department of Science and Technology.
Facilitated and supported by Innovus, three of the innovations – the VICCI chatbot, UAVs CSP and the honeybee hive system for crops – have received seed funding grants worth R640 000, R650 000 and R248 887, respectively. The fourth innovation – the IRI Needle – has received R590 280 from the TIA Reserve Fund.
Infrared and impedance guided vascular needle (IRI Needle)
The IRI Needle...
Innovus drives innovation through the Stellenbosch Network
With Stellenbosch University (SU) being integral to the development of the local knowledge region economy, the Stellenbosch Network is a new initiative introduced in 2019 by Innovus. The network will serve the Stellenbosch region as a cross-sector and interdisciplinary membership organisation to support the local innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem.
By unifying the quadruple helix of academia, industry, government and civil society, the initiative also advances Innovus’s broader mission to develop Stellenbosch as a world-renowned knowledge region in Africa by leveraging synergies between roleplayers for meaning partnership and collaboration for greater shared success. Other Stellenbosch Network founding...
SharkSafe Barrier: The solution to keeping beachgoers safe and conserving sharks
The world's oceans boast more than 500 species of sharks, beautiful and majestic creatures that range from just under 18 cm to just under 12 m (seven inches to over 39 feet).
As apex predators, sharks play a pivotal role in keeping our oceans balanced, as they affect the vast number of marine species lower down the marine food chain, which could collapse without sharks.
There is a considerable amount of scientific research that substantiates the imperative to protect and conserve sharks. Of the 500 shark species, less than 10 are considered dangerous...
Unwrapping copyright and moral rights: To waive or not to waive?
This article is an adapted and summarised version of the original article: Moral Rights: To Waive or not to Waive The Right of an Employer, by Dr Kleyn, Madelein, published in the International In-House Counsel Journal Vol.11, No. 44, Summer 2018, 1.
The article considers intellectual property and copyright (as per the TRIPS Agreement) and moral rights (as per the Berne Convention) in the employee/employer relationship.
The Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) is an international legal agreement between all 164-member organisations of the World Trade Organization (WTO). While TRIPS...