In this sponsored series, we get to understand more in depth what Wits Enterprise does and how it positions Wits University to carry out applied research that has social cohesion and socio-economic impact.
Episode 1: Research in service of what?
Egbe Adeoye in conversation with Andrew Hope-Jones, Macdonald Wanenge and Tendani Nevondo
Wits Enterprise was established to provide a seamless, less bureaucratic platform for Wits academics to commercialize their research. The primary aim is to provide access to funding, innovation support, business development and commercialization in a way that facilitates turning Wits research and knowledge creation into socially relevant, problem solving solutions, designed with users and communities in mind.
Episode 2: An Eco-system of Innovation
Egbe Adeoye in conversation with Tumi Ngqondo
Positioning Wits University as an innovation and technology partner. Wits Enterprise aims to build a bridge between industry and academics. The innovation unit is concerned with contextualising research for the consumer markets, building networks within industry, using an interdisciplinary approach. Working with units such as the Wits Law School for support on intellectual property rights and the Enterprise and Supplier Development units, the Innovation Hub interfaces with government and industry to support the commercialization of Wits Applied Research.
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