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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 commercial company of the Nelson Mandela University. Working closely with the Innovation Office of the Nelson Mandela University, Innovolve drives commercialization of the Nelson Mandela University’s innovations through the licensing of intellectual property and the establishment of spinout companies.

Innovolve is committed to the development of our city and region through the development of sustainable businesses.

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 partnership between the Nelson Mandela University, the Industrial Development Corporation and the private sector. Our main areas of focus are on renewable energy generation, energy efficiency and related technologies, advanced manufacturing and supply chain optimisation.

The MAD Propella supports entrepreneurs in the music, art and design fields.
Please contact the Innovation Office directly (041 504 2688 |