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Technology Transfer Office

About us

Our main objective is to support and facilitate the protection and commercialisation of UWC’s Intellectual Property (IP) by:
  • Managing IP disclosure and protecting IP identified with the potential to create socio-economic value
  • Facilitating the commercialisation of UWC’s IP through licensing, sales or spin-outs
  • Raising awareness of relevant national and institutional policies and regulations
  • Promoting a culture of entrepreneurship and innovation
To learn more about the Technology Transfer Office, please contact a member of our team or email

Forms and Policies

  • Invention Disclosure Form
  • UWC IP Policy
  • IPR Act
  • Summary of the IPR Act
  • Bioprospecting Notification and Permits
Please email for more information about the forms and policies.

Our Team

Ana Casanueva

Position: Technology Transfer Director
Qualifications: BSc (UCT), BSc Hons (UCT), PhD Mol Cell Bio (UCT), PGDip MPBA (UCT)

Aisha Mahomed Ali

Position: Technology Transfer Manager
Qualifications: MSc Micro (UP), PGDip BA (UCT)

Monique Heystek

Position: Technology Transfer Specialist: IP & Contracts
Qualifications: BSc (UP), BSc Hons (UP), MSc (UP), LLB (Unisa)

Luan Africa

Position: Technology Transfer Specialist: Commercialisation
Qualifications: BSc, BSc Hons, MSc Physiological Sciences (SU), PGDip BA (UWC)

Njabulo Kubheka

Position: Technical Transfer Administrative Officer: Intellectual Property
Qualification: BCom Law (Unisa)

Oko Lwana

Position: Technology Transfer Administrator
Qualifications: Dip (CPUT), BTech (CPUT), MTech (CPUT)

Physical Address

UWC Technology Transfer Office
Research Hub
University of the Western Cape Main Campus
Robert Sobukwe Road
Bellville 7535

Postal Address

UWC Technology Transfer Office
University of the Western Cape
Private Bag X17
Bellville 7535

Contact us

Tel: 021 959 4064

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