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Business Development

The Business Development team provides quality business and enterprise development advice, support and services to ​the​ UWC community. This office manages the academic venues and facilities through the Venue Management Office and the UWC commercial property portfolio. We are also guiding​ the establishment of the ​​​UWC Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation as well as UWC (Pty)Ltd, a wholly-owned UWC company as a corporate structure for the purposes of pursuing commercial opportunities available to the University.  At Business Development we concentrate on facilitating and supporting diversification of the UWC revenue base.​


The Centre’s aims are to enhance the academic programme across disciplines  in entrepreneurship, co-ordinate Entrepreneurship projects across campus, build a research programme in Entrepreneurship that identifies with the needs of South Africa, collaborate with national and international partners, provide the environment with a Fellowship for Entrepreneurs so as to support growing Entrepreneurs, provide incubation and support for small and medium enterprises in the spirit of Entrepreneurship development. The Centre will develop supplier development programmes and provide access to short courses at UWC via the Prior Learning model. The Centre will play a pivotal role in building the triple helix environment that will work together to support Entrepreneurs and maintain business growth in South Africa.

Telephone: 021 959 9551 / e-mail:​​


Technology Transfer Office

Supporting and facilitating the protection and commercialisation of UWC’s Intellectual Property. The role of the UWC TTO is to: Raise awareness of the National Legislation on IP. UWC Research and IP Policy. Value of protecting IP, Manage IP disclosures and protection. Attracting and assessing IP disclosures re: Protectability (primarily but not only "patentability") Potential social and/or economic value Support and facilitate the protection and commercialisation of UWC’s IP. Licensing, sale, spin-outs Promote a culture of innovationworkshops, short courses, advise.​


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University of the Western Cape,
Robert Sobukwe Road,
Bellville, 7535,
Republic of South Africa | +27 21 959 2911