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Innovation Office

Please visit the Innovolve website, Nelson Mandela University's commercialisation company, to view the technologies currently available for licensing.

Innovolve is the commercialisation company of the Nelson Mandela University. Working closely with the Innovation Office, Innovolve drives commercialisation of the University’s innovations through the licensing of IP and the establishment of spin-out companies.

The Propella Business Incubator provides support for innovators with disruptive technology which gives manufacturing in the Eastern Cape and the rest of South Africa a competitive global advantage.

Propella is a collaboration between the Nelson Mandela University, the Industrial Development Corporation and the private sector. Their main areas of focus are on renewable energy, energy efficiency and related technologies, advanced manufacturing and supply chain optimisation.

(The MAD Propella on Bird Street supports entrepreneurs in the music, art and design fields.)
Please contact the Innovation Office directly (041 504 4309 | innovation@mandela.ac.za).