Winner Announced for the Second Annual Stellenbosch Network #IdeasForChange Challenge
After weeks of public voting, the results are in: Congratulations to Dillon Martin on being named the winner of this year’s #IdeasForChange Challenge to make Stellenbosch a ‘Smarter City’!
Dillon secured R10 000 cash + a seat in one of the 2022 Stellenbosch University LaunchLab Programmes to the value of R20 000 with his idea to create a visual representation of Stellenbosch; an app that will see public spaces around town turned into digital hotspots via QR codes that – when scanned – will showcase virtual information in the physical world.
His aim is to...
The University Technology Fund (UTF) recently made their second investment in BioCODE, a Stellenbosch University (SU) and Innovus startup that focuses on developing health and disease risk screening solutions. The UTF contributed R5 million and SU another R2 million as part of their partnership with the Fund. This investment will assist BioCODE to fund its current development of a rapid inflammation test that can be used as a screening and monitoring tool for inflammation and inflammatory conditions.
Biocode evolved through biosensor research collaboration between the Physiological Sciences Department and the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.
The three researchers and co-founders of BioCODE...
Innovus won DSI-SARIMA award for Organisational Excellence in Innovation Management
Stellenbosch University's Technology Transfer Office Innovus (TTO) has won the DSI-SARIMA Award for Organisational Excellence in Innovation Management. These awards were initiated in 2014 to celebrate excellence in research and innovation management in Southern Africa, and to encourage growth and achievement in the field. The 2021 award considers excellence and achievements in the previous year, 2020.
Anita Nel, Chief Director Innovation and Business Development, says she is incredibly proud of the team for this exceptional achievement. "Working in this creative space with the best team in the world is a dream come true....
Innovus celebrates SU’s entrepreneurs
On 25 November, Innovus, Stellenbosch University’s Technology Transfer Office celebrated 27 entrepreneurs and inventors at the annual inventors awards ceremony co-sponsored with Von Seidels Intellectual Property attorneys. Apart from the special awards and patent awards, two new awards were introduced this year, vis-à-vis the copyright work with most commercial potential and the Plant Breeders rights with continued commercial income.
The ceremony was opened by special invited guest, Prof Stan du Plessis, SU’s Chief Operating Officer who congratulated the “stars who curved the innovation landscape in Stellenbosch most strikingly last year.” He said these innovators achieved Syzygi this year, referring...
Stellenbosch University startup BioCODE develops rapid test and laboratory platform for COVID-19 testing labs
Stellenbosch University and Innovus startup BioCODE has developed a lab management software platform for research and pathology laboratories. This platform can also be implemented at COVID test laboratories of big corporates where they conduct independent lab-quality COVID tests for their employees.
In collaboration with Axiology Labs, a South African laboratory equipment supply company, the lab-management platform, the new platform will assist with the tracking and management of stock and process efficiency. Gideon Burger, the founder of Axiology Labs, says their Long-term Survival and Health Solutions (LSH) provide equipment, consumables,...
AxioAcademy creating virtual reality learning world for medical and therapeutic solutions
A Stellenbosch University and Innovus spinout company is changing the way medical students’ study, thanks to a software solution that enables you to navigate a virtual reality world of learning.
If you want to study the heart and its electrical system, all you must do is to put on a headset and immerse yourself into the virtual reality world that AxioAcademy created for medical students. Switch it on, and soon you find yourself inside an almost life-size three-dimensional heart with which you can interact and learn as you follow the same path...
AI Coaching (Pty) Ltd
AI Coaching is a spinout company of Stellenbosch University. The company’s vision is to democratise coaching by developing coaching chatbots that enable cost-effective and scalable coaching solutions.
The coaching chatbots are based on research performed at the University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB) under the guidance of Dr Nicky Terblanche, the head of the MPhil in Management Coaching programme.
Current Product Offering – Coach Vici the goal attainment chatbot
AI Coaching launched Coach Vici in 2021 as their first commercially available coaching chatbot. Coach Vici helps companies improve employee and organisational performance.
Research shows that people struggle to identify important goals...