Disrupting beliefs: A new approach to business-model innovation

Let’s face it: business models are less durable than they used to be. The basic rules of the game for creating and capturing economic value were once fixed in place for years, even decades, as companies tried to execute the same business models better than their competitors did. But now, business models are subject to rapid […]

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Capturing sustainable value from technology: a case for strategic licensing

Moving to actively licensing  IP is increasingly critical for open innovation, provides a powerful mechanism for revenue generation,and is a means of creating breakthroughs in innovation. In this article, the authors describes multifaceted approach to licensing and set out some practical steps which describe how to use licensing to capture greater value from technology portfolios. […]

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CSIR @ the first Massachusetts-SA Conference on Global Innovation and Technology Transfer

CSIR senior technology transfer manager Dr Janine Chantson was one of four co-chairs at the first Massachusetts-South Africa Conference on Global Innovation and Technology Transfer held in Stellenbosch on 8-11 June 2015. Janine became an M-SAT Fellow following the 2013 Massachusetts-South Africa Technology (M-SAT) Fellowship Programme. CSIR researchers, Dr Dalu Mancama, Dr Makobetsa Khati and […]

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CSIR’s biotechnology spin-off company wins prestigious new product award at an international science exhibition

  ReSyn Biosciences, a biotechnology spin-off company from the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), has won a prestigious new product award at the Society for Lab Automation and Screening (SLAS) conference for its range of innovative MagReSyn® products, which help scientists find disease mechanisms faster. For more info click here:http://ntww1.csir.co.za/plsql/ptl0002/PTL0002_PGE157_MEDIA_REL?MEDIA_RELEASE_NO=7526659

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Four of the 10 nominees for this year’s Innovation Prize for Africa are South Africans. http://www.southafrica.info/business/trends/innovations/innovation-prize-140415.htm#.VTC_TPmUd1Y

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Food safety and hygiene awareness training for school food handlers

CSIR recently presented a training course on food safety and hygiene awareness to food handlers for five schools in the Eastern Cape. The training, presented at Arthur Mfebe and Siyabalala Senior Secondary Schools, was attended by 17 food handlers and local officials. The main objective of the program is to create awareness on food safety […]

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Conference Significance Index™ – an indicator of the relevance, quality and importance of scientific conferences- Instant Access

The Conference Significance IndexTM (SI) is a measure, analogous to the impact factor (the most popular citation index) for scientific journals, that gives an indication of the relevance / quality of a conference, and allows for ranking of conferences within and between disciplines. Technology field / OU or Centre Information science Technology description (summary): A […]

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Nanosecond ultra-compact laser -Instant Access

A packaged, miniaturized and rugged high efficiency diode pumped solid state (DPSS) laser designed for systems with limited space. Technology field / OU or Centre Lasers/CSIR National Laser Centre Technology summary: A packaged, miniaturized and ruggedized Nd:YAG laser system with the following nominal parameter set Pulse width:                ~1.5 ns. Peak power output:     >3.5 kW Pulse […]

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