Innovus Newsletter 43rd Edition

Innovus Newsletter 43rd Edition

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 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 tell them what you need, and they will make it happen at the best possible price. Read More.

Riaan Wassung Wins Double Gold

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. Read More.


Susento - how will we feed 9 billion people in 2050?

The world population is growing at an alarming rate, and it is estimated that in 2050, around 9 billion people will live on a planet which is increasingly struggling to accommodate this growing population. Furthermore, much of the world’s current protein is not being produced in a sustainable way and will therefore not be able to meet the expected 70% increase in demand for animal protein by 2050. One cannot help to wonder: where will our food come from? Read More.

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. Read More.