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Innovation Office

The Innovation Office:
• provides researchers with commercial advice
• funds patent applications and legal costs
• negotiates licence, consultancy and spin-out company agreements
• protects you from legal and financial risk
• industry and government networks
The Innovation Office pays for all the costs, provides all the support, and you get a share of the money on the successful projects. You pay none of the costs of the unsuccessful ones.

Nelson Mandela University’s Intellectual Property policy complies with the provisions of the Intellectual Property Rights from Publicly Financed Research and Development Act, 2008 (Act No. 51 of 2008) Under the IP Act of 2008, the Nelson Mandela University must develop and implement policies and procedures regarding the disclosure, protection, management and exploitation of intellectual property developed using public funds. It also complies with the Policy on Copyright (IRC number 110.02) and Code of Conduct for Researchers at Nelson Mandela University (IRC 404.01). The policy document can be viewed here.