Innovus Invention Awards November 2021
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. Read More
Stellenbosch University startup BioCODE receives R7 million second grant from UTF
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...
Matie Shop now in the capable hands of Lara Cronje
Stellenbosch University’s famous Matie Shop is now in the capable hands of Lara Cronje. She joined Innovus recently as shop manager both for the bricks and mortar shop and the newly-launched online shop www.matieshop.co.za. Read More.
Candice found her dream job at Innovus
Meet Candice Verwey, the new administrative officer at Innovus’s intellectual property division. Read More.
Matie shop goes online from 1 July 2021
Stellenbosch University’s popular Matie Shop opened its online shop on Thursday, 1 July 2021, offering its whole range of SU-branded apparel, gifts and accessories. Read More.
CECO in full operation
The newly established Central Events and...
Five New Spinouts in lockdown for University of Stellenbosch Enterprises
During 2020, and despite the lockdown period, Stellenbosch University’s (SU) technology transfer team, Innovus, established and welcomed five new spinout companies. The team also raised a total investment of R26 million for Stellenbosch University projects and spinout companies during the lockdown period with all staff members operating from their virtial offices. Read More.
Innovus celebrates brilliant minds at Innovation Awards 2020
It might have been an unusual year, but Innovus had still a lot to celebrate on their annual prestigious Innovation Awards. The event celebrates the successes of SU researchers, their innovation and successful...
Stellenbosch University and local biotech company tackle COVID-19 together!
Stellenbosch University (SU) in South Africa and AzarGen Biotechnologies (Pty) Ltd, a South African biotechnology company focused on developing human therapeutic proteins using advanced genetic engineering and synthetic biology techniques in plants, have joined forces in the global fight against the coronavirus. Read More.
Stellenbosch University’s BioCODE first recipient of UTF funding
While you read this article, there will be at least 4 500 cancer fatalities and 8 000 from cardiovascular disease, according to the World Health Organisation. Read More.
First virtual SU Hackathon sees more than eighty students participate
The annual Stellenbosch University (SU) Hackathon, where innovation and...
Stellenbosch University LaunchLab appoints new CEO
The Nedbank Stellenbosch University LaunchLab has appointed social entrepreneur Joshua Romisher. Read More.
SU innovations in Business Insider’s top 10 for past decade
Three SU innovations included on BI’s list of top innovations: a shark safe barrier; a shipping container. Read More.
Phenomenal PhenoLAB: A first for SA winemakers
In January 2020, researchers at Stellenbosch University with the support of Innovus, launched a user-friendly platform. Read More.
SUNOnline offers short course participants a seamless learning experience
SUNOnline, Stellenbosch University’s(SU) new short courses electronic platform, has gone live and ready to provide a seamless online learning experience to participants who need access to the more...
Anita Leading the INNOVUS/SUNCOM Team
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. Read More.
Innovus Annual Entrepreneurship BOOTCAMP
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...
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. Read More
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. Read More
Copyright & Moral Rights
Making SU Innovation Matter in 2018
What we do at Innovus is not a job - it is a privilege - and 2018 has been a rewarding year for all of us. We have watched some great companies grow, while others have spun-out successfully.
We have seen massive amounts of disclosures, some amazing innovations that are set to shake the foundations of the world and met people that are even more remarkable in person than they are on LinkedIn. This is what we live for! And, so, this is a top-level review of our lives in 2018. Read More
The LaunchLab: A Year...
Stellenbosch University and LaunchLab start-up engagement
When Stellenbosch University and Innovus founded the LaunchLab in 2013, the primary purpose was to incubate spin-out companies from the University. But, the impact of the LaunchLab has reached far beyond that initial vision.
Only 15% of current LaunchLab companies are university spin-outs or managed by students, and all the rest are alumni or other entrepreneurs that have chosen to make the LaunchLab their start-up home. One really exciting prospect that we have seen develop in this budding knowledge region of Stellenbosch, is the extent to which our start-ups are using the university’s knowledge and research talent...