CSIR’s licensing history – a visual journey

The CSIR was one of the first organisations in the world to establish a technology ...

Treasury proposes amendments to venture capital company tax regime

South Africa’s National Treasury has proposed amendments to the existing venture capital (VC) company tax regime. These changes promise to contribute significantly to venture …

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How distributed innovation is changing the way the world works…

Social production, and in particular peer production, is changing the way the world works.   Benkler discusses these developments in an excellent article called …

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Tuluntulu launches 10 mobile TV channels

Tuluntulu, a South African start-up company, has recently launched 10 mobile TV channels. Using low bandwidth video streaming technology licensed from CSIR, UCT and East Coast …

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The Innovator’s Extinction…

If there is one book that needs to be on your ‘absolutely must read’ list, it is this one: “The Innovator’s Extinction – how best intentions and natural selection will drive your company into the grave”, …

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CSIR makes accurate statistical prediction of 2014 election results

The CSIR has a statistical model used to make election outcome predictions after only 10% of the votes have come in. The predictions in 2014 have again proved to be very …

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MIT Technology Review lists its top 10 breakthrough technologies of 2014

MIT Technology Review recently posted its top 10 breakthrough technologies for 2014. It makes for interesting reading, and there are several that overlap with CSIR focus …

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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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