Research Contracts and Intellectual Property Services (RCIPS) supports UCT’s research activities by centrally managing, authorising and negotiating research contracts entered into with our wide variety of funders.
Intellectual property in the knowledge economy in which we operate is central to many of these contracts and the group strives to protect UCT's interests from the outset. We also assist with protection of the intellectual property flowing from our world-class research, often via patenting.
RCIPS seeks to stimulate the growth of the South African economy by fostering small business development and/or the creation of jobs through the commercialisation and implementation of UCT's intellectual property, transforming society and leading to social and commercial benefit.
Visit the RCIPS website and find out more about our processes, patenting, IP licensing and management, seminars, as well as information on technology transfer successes and technologies available.