About Us

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

- Prof Deon de Beer
  Director:Technology Transfer & Innovation Support