Stellenbosch University’s Innovus hosts launch of the Stellenbosch Network
Network connecting business, academia and community to stimulate innovation and entrepreneurship in Stellenbosch
Positioning the Stellenbosch region internationally as an inclusive and inter-connected innovation hub in Africa
Stellenbosch University’s Innovus yesterday hosted the launch of the Stellenbosch Network: a cross-sector and inter-disciplinary membership platform aiming to bring people together to meet each other, share ideas and encourage collaboration and partnership in innovation and entrepreneurship.
The Network aims to bring together business, academia, entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, students, small, medium and micro-sized enterprises (SMMs), locally-based multinationals, local knowledge institutions and local government in a structured environment of a...
First double gold for a SU wine
For this first time since Stellenbosch University’s Welgevallen Cellar started to make their own wine in 2008, they won a double gold medal on this year’s Veritas Vertex Awards earlier in October. The cellar’s Die Laan Merlot Reserve 2017 was also the only Merlot among the 1 491 total entrees to receive this accolade.
This was one of the biggest rewards for winemaker Riaan Wassung in his fifteen years at the cellar. In 2010 his Pinotage got him a spot in the ABSA Top Ten Pinotage competition. “I remember that specific harvest that I bought in...
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A new organisation aims to bring Stellenbosch based innovators together to meet, share ideas and encourage collaboration and partnership in innovation and entrepreneurship.
The Stellenbosch Network, which was launched earlier this month at Stellenbosch University’s technology transfer office Innovus, aims to bring together business, academia, entrepreneurs and local government in Stellenbosch in the Western Cape. This, according to Innovus’s latest newsletter.
“We believe The Stellenbosch Network will add that final, but crucial, ingredients to complete the value chain for a knowledge region economy to thrive in Stellenbosch,” Anita Nel, chief...
Entrepreneurship Bootcamp gives students kickstart to creating online gift shop
Innovus annual Entrepreneurship Bootcamp has given two students the energy they needed to kickstart their own business: an online gift shop for students with a unique personal touch.
Maambela Khosa, a Bsc Geoinformatics graduate and current postgraduate in marketing, and Vutomi Khosa, a SU law student, started Grandeur Giftery in May this year after Maambela attended her first Entrepreneurship Bootcamp in 2018. Together they have created a unique online gift shop that “bridges the gap of time and distance for those who want to send some love to their friends” on campus. You...
Universities of the future will be entrepreneurial
Universities that are not embracing innovation and entrepreneurship are being left behind.
It is the belief of Anita Nel, Chief Director of Innovus, Stellenbosch University's platform for the fifth income stream generated through the commercialisation of the institution's assets.
There is an exciting buzz when you visit the offices of Innovus, and one cannot help to think that Anita's energy and passion for her job have something to do with it. Since joining this innovation hub on SU's campus in 2006, she spearheaded the establishment of the Nedbank Stellenbosch University LaunchLab, which has proven to be a...