Cape Talk – Our Programme Director talks about Innovation coming out of our Western Cape Universities

September 20, 2016
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The Western Cape universities are leading universities in South Africa and Africa. Looking specifically at research and innovation, and patent activity of South African universities from 2009 – 2015, the four Western Cape Universities accounted for 48.6%. Stellenbosch University and UCT filed 150 PCT patents resulting in multiple spin-out companies in the same time period… read more →

Mentorship of spin-out companies from our Western Cape Universities

September 8, 2016
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The Western Cape universities are leading universities in South Africa and Africa. Looking specifically at research and innovation, and patent activity of South African universities from 2009 – 2015, the four WC universities accounted for 48.6%. Stellenbosch University and UCT filed 150 PCT patents resulting in multiple spin-out companies in the same time period. Even.. read more →

Business and University Innovation Workshop

February 16, 2016
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Our Western Cape universities are leading in South Africa and Africa. According to the QS World University Rankings 2015/2016, UCT and Stellenbosch University are the top 2 universities in Africa with UCT also being in the top 20 in the BRICS. Looking specifically at research and innovation, and patent activity of South African universities from 2009.. read more →

Cape Town: Africa’s Pharma R&D and Healthtech hub?

November 17, 2015
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Africa’s pharmaceutical market is expected to grow to $40 – $65 billion by 2020 having grown 342.5% in 10 years. With four universities, key research institutions and world-class hospitals in the Cape Town city region, research into pharmaceuticals (for TB, HIV and malaria), biopharmaceuticals (developing plant based antibodies), nutraceuticals (from natural products and for indigenous.. read more →

A Strategic Approach to Innovation: Driving Business and Economies

March 16, 2015
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Innovation is a key driver in business success. Disruptive strategies, such as Apple’s, completely change industries. Innovative companies anticipate future trends to meet future demand, whilst also responding to current market drivers. But innovation can be challenging with no guarantees of success unless you adopt a systematic approach championed by strong leadership and the right.. read more →