Erik van der Vyver, one of the founding partners at Von Seidels, a renowned Intellectual Property Law firm based in Cape Town, gave a very interesting talk on how to protect research outputs that can be successfully commercialised. He also shared recent case studies relevant within the South African context, providing some very interesting statistics. The talk was held at the Faculty of Engineering, organised by one of TTIS's Senior Commercialisation specialists, FR Bezuidenhout.
FR Bezuidenhout, a senior commercialisation specialist at the North-West University’s (NWU’s) Technology Transfer and Innovation Support (TTIS) office, was recently awarded the Early Career Excellence in Innovation Management award by the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) and the Southern African Research and Innovation Management Association (SARIMA). He received this award during SARIMA’s annual conference in Cape Town.