Innovation, Technology Transfer and Commercialisation

Sprinkler guard stands up to save water

The device invented by Prof Hennie Stoffberg of Unisa's School of Environmental Sciences physically protects irrigation risers from life's little knocks, containing their spray coverage and preventing wastage. Read more

She salutes Unisa for shaping her future

Lina Molebogeng Motlanthe from Lebowakgomo, Limpopo Province, went to the US as part of the Unisa International Exchange Programme, an opportunity reserved for winners of the Student Research and Innovation Showcase. Read more

Bright ideas on show at Innovation Bridge

At this premier technology showcasing event, three innovations from Unisa caught the eye of visitors, amongst whom was DST Minister Naledi Pandor. Read more

CSET internationalisation pays off

An Australian patent and a joint research lab with the Zhejiang University of Technology were acknowledged at the Research & Innovation 2020 Awards. Read more

He's the [ideas] man

A passion for research with a practical application resulting in innovation that benefits South Africa has seen Prof Lukas Snyman crowned as the top intellectual property creator at Unisa for 2010 to 2018 by the DST. Read more

Photonic professor heads prolific awards

"There is nothing more rewarding than to observe that 'aha' moment when new theoretical discoveries are made or when a product or process is made to work for the first time," says Unisa's Lukas Snyman. Read more

Tshwane innovation wins set to bring bright sparks’ ideas to reality

The Tshwane InterUniversity Innovation Challenge 2020 finally came to a spectacular close on 27 November with an awards ceremony to announce and celebrate the top innovators. Read more

A most prolific innovator at Unisa in 2019

Prof Malik Maaza, nanoscientist and distinguished scholar, scooped three awards at the 2020 Research & Innovation Awards for advancing world-class research. Read more

Technology made in Africa set to mop up oil spills and save water

"Our team of researchers from Nigeria and South Africa wanted to ensure that when a spillage happens, we have a solution ready," says Prof Titus Msagati of the NanoWS research unit at Unisa. Read more