Overview of Innovator

Founded in 1904, Rhodes University has a well-established reputation for academic excellence. With just over 8200 students, Rhodes is a small University, which enjoys the distinction of having among the best undergraduate pass and graduation rates in South Africa, outstanding postgraduate success rates, and the best research output per academic staff member. This research-rich environment is also a massive resource for innovation, and technology transfer activities started at Rhodes University in 2010 in the Research Office. In May of 2019, these activities were expanded to a team dedicated to Technology Transfer. This team manages the existing Intellectual Property (IP) portfolio consisting of 20 patents (including international filings) and a registered trademark, and the team is actively identifying and protecting novel intellectual property emanating from the researchers of the University.

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
Professional, scientific and technical activities
Public administration and defence; compulsory social security
Human health and social work activities
Country / HQ
South Africa