Innovation, Technology Transfer and Commercialisation

CAES explores biotech research partnership

The College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences recently hosted a team from 54gene, a precision medicine and genomics company that is based in Africa and managed mainly by Africans, with a view to future collaboration. Read more

The Forge — “Insimbi ilola insimbi” — Where iron sharpens iron

Unisa’s innovative minds are set to be mentored and seed-funded in 2022 to develop innovative solutions addressing urgent societal challenges. Read more

Tshwane innovation wins set to bring bright sparks’ ideas to reality

The Tshwane InterUniversity Innovation Challenge 2020 finally came to a spectacular close on 27 November with an awards ceremony to announce and celebrate the top innovators. Read more

Photonic professor heads prolific awards

"There is nothing more rewarding than to observe that 'aha' moment when new theoretical discoveries are made or when a product or process is made to work for the first time," says Unisa's Lukas Snyman. Read more

A most prolific innovator at Unisa in 2019

Prof Malik Maaza, nanoscientist and distinguished scholar, scooped three awards at the 2020 Research & Innovation Awards for advancing world-class research. Read more

CSET internationalisation pays off

An Australian patent and a joint research lab with the Zhejiang University of Technology were acknowledged at the Research & Innovation 2020 Awards. Read more

#SciComm through FameLab SA

Science with clarity and charisma is what it's all about, and Trevor Simbayi and Karabo Mashiloane from CSET impressed the judges at the Unisa Regional Heat. Read more

Sprinkler guard stands up to save water

The device invented by Prof Hennie Stoffberg of Unisa's School of Environmental Sciences physically protects irrigation risers from life's little knocks, containing their spray coverage and preventing wastage. Read more

Technology made in Africa set to mop up oil spills and save water

"Our team of researchers from Nigeria and South Africa wanted to ensure that when a spillage happens, we have a solution ready," says Prof Titus Msagati of the NanoWS research unit at Unisa. Read more

Nanoscientist receives grant of R7,6m (plus R3,8m) for new equipment

Prof Mokhotjwa Dhlamini of Unisa's College of Science, Engineering and Technology has received a grant of R7,6 million from the National Research Foundation's National Equipment Programme. Read more