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.
Incubated by Innovus, Stellenbosch University's technology transfer office, Geosmart's advance space and geospatial application technology products and services now provide solutions for renewable energy projects, hydrodynamic modelling, telecom and electric infrastuctures, wastewater management, winegrowers, ecological modulating and fog-harvesting, to name but a few. Read More.
For many people 2020 was a challenging year. Businesses closed down, people were retrenched, and South Africa’s economy took a turn for the worst. However, it was not doom and gloom for everyone, ask GeoSUN Africa; this company just had their best year ever in which they managed to grow their business substantially and employed more staff. Read More.
Keaton Harris, a Stellenbosch University medical student at the Tygerberg campus is the 2020 winner of SU LaunchLab IdeaSmash competition in the existing business: technology category. Read More.
“We need more African unicorns. We need thousands of African entrepreneurs. We need another Silicon Valley in Africa.” Have you ever heard these statements? I hear them all the time – and I wholeheartedly disagree with them.” Read More.
This is an incredibly important question that marks the starting point of the entrepreneurial journey. Read More.
Despite a challenging year for the country’s wine industry, Stellenbosch University’s Welgevallen wine cellar received silver Veritas awards for all five the wines entered in this year’s competition. Read More.
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