UCT’s Bertha Centre dishes out $50k startup grant funding

BY TOM JACKSON ON AUGUST 9, 2018 The Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the University of Cape Town (UCT) Graduate School of Business (GSB) has awarded a total of ZAR660,000 (US$50,000) to 10 startups via two different grant funding mechanisms. Established in 2011, the Bertha Centre has integrated social innovation into the GSB curriculum, established a wide […]

CCDI to back seven innovative Cape projects in second round of seed fund 

A hydrogen-powered drone that releases lab-bred insects to wipe out pests, a medical device which uses a novel method to treat glaucoma and an innovative method to manufacture oak extract for use in the manufacture of wine and spirits… These are just some of the seven biotech and agricultural projects that will each receive seed funding of up […]

South African fund aims to sow and grow new university technologies

MOST universities start as teaching institutions, delivering graduates to society. After a number of years, the focus is shifted to a more research-oriented approach and, apart from graduates, research papers became an important output of the institution. At the turn of the last century, innovation became an important strategy globally and patents were added to […]