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    • INSTITUTE OF CHEMICAL AND BIOTECHNOLOGY “Partnerships and UoT’s” SJ Modise AM Sipamla
    • Purpose The purpose of the ICBT is to enhance the… Commercialization of the University’s chemical and biotechnological capabilities through a partnership(s) for entrepreneurial incubators
    • The Rationale for the ICBT Commercialisation A win-win benefit to all involved  Provide regional specialist knowledge based (research based) value adding services to businesses and local government to the benefit of all stakeholders (University, Business and Society)  Provide relevant research input for academic advancement.  Create platform for international exchange (student, researchers, fellowships, postdoctoral, etc.)  Allow opportunity for “in-service training” for students. (WIL).
    • TTI & ICBT Techn. Transfer & Innovation Techn. Station EDU ICBT Innovation Centre EMC Director Company 1 Advisor Industrial Relations TM AA Administrator PM M Research Assistant WIL Student Intern Student
    • Organizational Structure DIRECTOR New 2 New 1 ADMINISTRATOR ChemCity Syrenga BioSc. MANAGER: INDUSTRIAL AND MARKETING SEDICHEM MANAGER: ACADEMIC Manager: Client Relations & Support EXTERNAL CLIENTS & NEW VENTURES VUT CLIENTS & NEW VENTURES Group Leader Group Leader Group Leader Group Leader Environmental Chemical and Process Biochemical Chemical Technology Technology Engineering BioTechnology Technicians Technicians Technicians Technicians
    • Curriculum & Research Agenda Influence Projects Impact on Communities Communities Students Projects Students Students EXTERNAL FUNDING Projects Patents Students Students Projects Students Students ICBT Students Students Projects Projects Acknowledgement: Prof de Beer
    • Business Model – Spin Out Company Government Ventures VUT/ICBT support the development of independent BU’s which over the long term contribute to the ICBT achieving VUT/ ICBT it’s vision & goals Platform for R&D Application of technology lies within the BU’s, whilst research & development is outsourced via the BU’s to & from VUT/ICBT The 1st initiative was utilized as a pilot project and lessons learnt are transferred to future spin out businesses
    • ChemCity in Free State ICBT
    • TOWARDS THE science park EMC Incubator 1 Air quality Monitoring IKS & others from Innov.Centre Business Unit 1 Communities ICBT VUT Research SAPITI TTI VUT Science Park FAB LAB ChemCity Projects Biofuels & Biopolymers Wood & Plastic Techn. Station Technology Station Composites VUT Holdings Business Unit 2 Plant Oil Dem. Centre EDU Incubation Government NC Plant Extracts Centre Ventures
    • Challenges Mindset and mistrusts Organizational Structure (mismatch?, dynamic?) Policy issues (HR, Financial, IP) Relevance Legal issues (Registration, accreditations, MoA implementation, etc.) Financials
    • Thank you for your support and attention!!!