Fearon on Entrepreneurship

  Richard Fearon, one of the CSIR’s Entrepreneurs-in-Residence, shares some fascinating insights into what it ...

Pipeline Performance Technologies (Pty) Ltd : South Africa’s largest and most experienced corrosion engineering company

Pipeline Performance Technologies (Pty) Ltd Pipeline Performance Technologies (Pty) Ltd (or PPT) was spun out of the CSIR in 2000. PPT is South Africa’s largest and most experienced corrosion engineering, pipeline …

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CSIR’s licensing history – a visual journey

The CSIR was one of the first organisations in the world to establish a technology transfer office – back in 1957. By 1959, the CSIR had 75 patents and patent applications, …

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Fearon on Entrepreneurship

  Richard Fearon, one of the CSIR’s Entrepreneurs-in-Residence, shares some fascinating insights into what it means to be an entrepreneur.     “The entrepreneur,” said a …

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Fearon on Leadership

  Richard Fearon, one of the CSIR’s Entrepreneurs-in-Residence, shares some powerful insights into the true meaning of leadership.     Personal integrity and influence The first responsibility of a …

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CSIR licenses fingerprint software to iPulse Systems

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has signed a licensing agreement with iPulse Systems, a South African company that specialises in the design and manufacture of biometric solutions. In terms of the agreement, iPulse Systems will have access to the CSIR-developed C++ fingerprint software development kit (SDK). The kit comprises a collection of […]

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Fibretek Developments (Pty) Ltd: the bollard – a medical device that sold for 30 years

Click here for a PDF version of this story. In 1982, a team of researchers from the CSIR, comprising Peter Mundell, Dr Michael Hunt and Dr Angus Strover, invented and …

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CSIR’s Text-to-Speech (TTS) technology offers South African voices

The CSIR has developed commercial-grade text-to-speech (TTS) South African voices for Afrikaans and English. Prototype TTS versions of all nine the other South African official …

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CSIR researchers demonstrate self-healing of quantum entanglement after an obstruction

A CSIR National Laser Centre team has made a startling discovery in quantum research that may pave the way for more robust quantum communication systems. The team, under the …

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Request for Expressions of Interest: Commercialisation Partners for CSIR’s Text-to-Speech Technology (Qfrency)

This Request for Expressions of Interest is now closed. The CSIR Meraka Institute has developed commercial grade text-to-speech voices – a South African English female voice …

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MIT launches innovation initiative

It seems even MIT feels that they are not doing enough in the innovation space! MIT has launched a new innovation initiative, which includes innovation spaces and a start-up course called Start6 for …

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