Innovus Newsletter 45th Edition

Innovus Newsletter 45th Edition

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 entrepreneurship are encouraged amongst Stellenbosch students, went virtual this year over the weekend of 31 July to 2 August 2020, with more than eighty students participating in one of two challenges to win a share of the R30 000 prize money. Read More.

Stellenbosch University to sell their branded products online at Takealot

Stellenbosch University (SU) is adding selected branded products from the Matie Shop, the official university store, on Takealot to make it accessible to students and alumni everywhere in South Africa. Read More.

Madelein Kleyn received international award

Innovus’s Director of Technology Transfer, Dr Madelein Kleyn, received a Service Recognition Award for her services to Licensing Executives Society International (LESI), a resource for the members of the licensing profession involved with knowledge transfer between industries and with universities or government bodies. Read More.

Innovus set up four new spinouts during lockdown

Since March 2020, and despite the lockdown period announced as a measure to manage the global COVID-19 pandemic locally, Innovus has set up five new spinout companies and raised a total investment of R12million for Stellenbosch University projects and startups. Read More.

SharkSafe win prestigious green award

SharkSafe Barrier, one of Innovus’s spinout companies, walked away with a prestigious NSTF-Lewis Foundation Green Economy Award at the annual National Science and Technology Forum. Read More.

Wear your mask, says Stellenbosch University!

“Mask wearing is not just about protecting yourself. It is also about protecting others, about being a responsible citizen and about looking out for those most at risk of serious consequences from COVID-19,” said Prof Stan du Plessis, Institutional Committee for Business Continuity Chair at Stellenbosch University (SU). Read More.