Overview of Organisation

Innovation Highway is a development initiative by the Technology Transfer and Innovation Support Office of the North-West University (NWU), to volunteer the commercialization skills of its team members in order to help establish start-up companies for entrepreneurs outside of academia. It is housed in a wholly-owned subsidiary of the NWU and is tax-paying. Innovation Highway focuses on early-stage technology –linked innovations and often assists with hurdle costs such as development, validation costs, prototyping costs and registration of intellectual property rights in return for a profit share or equity position.

Assistance Areas Offered
Accelerators and Incubators
Specialization Sector/s
Agriculture, forestry and fishing
​Mining and quarrying
​Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply
Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities
​Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles
​Transportation and storage
Accommodation and food service activities
​Information and communication
Financial and insurance activities
​Real estate activities
Professional, scientific and technical activities
Administrative and support service activities
Public administration and defence; compulsory social security
Human health and social work activities
​Arts, entertainment and recreation
Country/s of interest
South Africa