2 new spin-off companies and 20 spin-offs in 10 years
University Technology Fund invested in 3 UCT ventures
Licensing and intellectual property revenue of ZAR27.9 million in 10 years
Value of equity held in 9 spin-off companies: more than ZAR100 million
The innovation process
Innovation transforms the university’s inventions, discoveries and ideas into new applications, products and services. Some technologies are commercialised through new start-up ventures and others are licensed to existing companies in a process often described as technology transfer.
UCT has established the Evergreen Fund and Pre-Seed Fund to help mature research outputs and fund early-stage UCT spin-off companies. The current value of the university's equity in spin-off companies exceeds R100 million.