The Technology Transfer and Innovation Support Office supports the campuses with all aspects of industrialising and commercialising their inventions, including the following:

  •  Assistance with funding applications for commercialisation
  •  Marketing of technologies and expertise
  •  Building of networks with industry
  •  Protection of Intellectual Property

The Office also assists with:

  •  Searching for art
  •  Technology and market research surveys
  •  Liaising with patent attorneys
  •  Industrialisation
  •  Defining market needs
  •  Managing selected projects
  •  Locating and selecting subcontractors
  •  Commercialisation
  •  Identifying and selecting partners
  •  Developing and negotiating commercial models and structures
  •  Managing the Intellectual Property Rights
  •  Negotiating licensing and other technology transfer agreements
  •  Establishing and mentoring spin-off companies
  •  Managing existing licensing agreements
  •  Organising and conducting workshops for students on entrepreneurship

Contact details:

  • ​Mr André Hattingh
  • Director Professional Services
  • Tel: (018) 299 4023
  • Email: andre.hattingh@nwu.ac.za 
  • Potchefstroom Campus, Building N1, Room 40