Innovus Newsletter 48th Edition

Innovus Newsletter 48th Edition

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 screening solutions. The UTF contributed R5 million and SU another R2 million as part of their partnership with the Fund. Read More

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. Read More

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. Read More

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. Read More

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’! Read More

Focus on Spin-out Companies:  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. Read More

Focus on Spin-out Companies:  Green X Engineering (Pty) Ltd

GreenX provides the full range of services to offer total solutions for energy efficiency and energy projects, including data analytics, modelling, consulting and interventions through energy efficiency lighting, measurement and verification, and electrical systems optimisation. Read More