Inventors

Inventors

Are you a University faculty staff member or student with an idea you want to protect or share with the world? Before spilling the beans – through publication or presentation please complete our invention disclosure form and business disclosure form and submit to forms@sun.ac.za or call our office for an appointment.  It is essential that you keep your idea or invention absolutely confidential to ensure that intellectual property (IP) is properly protected and managed.


At Innovus we have the expertise and resources to help with the effective protection and commercialisation of your idea. Our processes are designed to assess the feasibility of your idea and to conduct initial market research and deciding on the most appropriate means of protection and finding industry leads relevant to your technology.
 

After protection has been sought, Licensing the innovation to an appropriate partner is one way of effecting commercialisation. We will assist you to source a viable partner, potential funding  and negotiate terms and conditions of commercial agreements on behalf of the university.  As inventor, or creator you may be eligible for receiving inventor incentive payments that are received as royalty payments from licensees of the technology.  More details are set out in the University IP Policy.

Another route for commercialisation is the incorporation of a university start-up. Innovus will assist you with the process of starting a new spin-out company.