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The Innovation Office hosted technology transfer professionals from the National Intellectual Property Management Office (NIPMO), University of Fort Hare, University of Limpopo, University of the Western Cape, Rhodes University, Mangosuthu University of Technology and Botswana Institute for Technology Research and Innovation for administration training this past week.

The training consisted of a number of sessions throughout the week where the following topics were discussed: basics of technology transfer, the disclosure and patenting processes, stakeholder relationships, routes to commercialisation, legislation, entrepreneurship as well as technology transfer office marketing.

We acknowledge the National Intellectual Property Management Office for their support and financial assistance which enabled us to provide training for emerging technology transfer professionals.

Photographed with the attendees are Innovation Office staff: Director Jaci Barnett (front row, 3rd from right), Senior Innovation Manager Mary-Ann Chetty (front row, 1st from right), Innovation Officer Naazlene Patel (front row, 2nd from left) and Contracts Lawyer Melanie Leitch (back row, 3rd from right) and EU Frameworks Project Manager Leoné Nowell (back row, 1st from right).