Innovation Support Office | Research & Innovation


Innovation Support Office

The Technology Transfer and Innovation Support Office supports the campuses with all aspects of industrialising and commercialising their inventions, including the following:

• Assistance with funding applications for commercialisation
• Marketing of technologies and expertise
• Building of networks with industry
• Protection of Intellectual Property

The Office also assists with:

• Searching for art
• Technology and market research surveys
• Liaising with patent attorneys
• Industrialisation
• Defining market needs
• Managing selected projects
• Locating and selecting subcontractors
• Commercialisation
• Identifying and selecting partners
• Developing and negotiating commercial models and structures
• Managing the Intellectual Property Rights
• Negotiating licensing and other technology transfer agreements
• Establishing and mentoring spin-off companies
• Managing existing licensing agreements
• Organising and conducting workshops for students on entrepreneurship


Contact Mr Andre Hattingh for more information




Director: Professional Services (External)
018 299 4023
fax to 018 299 1529
Potchefstroom Campus, Building N1, Room G40