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 cap...
The Rationale for the ICBT Commercialisation
A win-win benefit to all involved
 Provide regional specialist knowledge bas...
TTI & ICBT
Techn. Transfer & Innovation
ICBTTechn. Station Innovation Centre EMC
Company 1
Director
Advisor Industrial Rel...
Organizational Structure
DIRECTOR
ADMINISTRATOR
MANAGER: INDUSTRIAL AND MARKETING
MANAGER: ACADEMIC
Group Leader
Environme...
ICBT
Communities
Students
Students
Students
Students
Students
Students
Students
Students
Students
Projects
Projects
Projec...
Business Model – Spin Out Company
VUT/ ICBT
Platform for R&D
Government Ventures
VUT/ICBT support the
development of indep...
ICBT
ChemCity in Free State
TOWARDS THE science park
TTI VUT Science Park
EMC
Innov.Centre
ICBT
Incubator 1 Air quality Monitoring
IKS & others from
C...
Challenges
Mindset and mistrusts
Organizational Structure (mismatch?, dynamic?)
Policy issues (HR, Financial, IP)
Rele...
Thank you for your support and
attention!!!
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  1. 1. INSTITUTE OF CHEMICAL AND BIOTECHNOLOGY “Partnerships and UoT’s” SJ Modise AM Sipamla
  2. 2. 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
  3. 3. 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).
  4. 4. TTI & ICBT Techn. Transfer & Innovation ICBTTechn. Station Innovation Centre EMC Company 1 Director Advisor Industrial Relations Administrator EDU WIL Student Research Assistant Intern Student T M A A PM M
  5. 5. Organizational Structure DIRECTOR ADMINISTRATOR MANAGER: INDUSTRIAL AND MARKETING MANAGER: ACADEMIC Group Leader Environmental Technology Group Leader Chemical and Process Engineering Group Leader Chemical Technology Group Leader Biochemical BioTechnology Technicians Technicians Technicians Technicians Manager: Client Relations & Support EXTERNAL CLIENTS & NEW VENTURES VUT CLIENTS & NEW VENTURES SEDICHEM Syrenga BioSc. ChemCity New 1 New 2
  6. 6. ICBT Communities Students Students Students Students Students Students Students Students Students Projects Projects Projects Projects Projects Projects Patents Curriculum & Research Agenda Influence EXTERNAL FUNDING Impact on Communities Acknowledgement: Prof de Beer
  7. 7. Business Model – Spin Out Company VUT/ ICBT Platform for R&D Government Ventures VUT/ICBT support the development of independent BU’s which over the long term contribute to the ICBT achieving it’s vision & goals 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
  8. 8. ICBT ChemCity in Free State
  9. 9. TOWARDS THE science park TTI VUT Science Park EMC Innov.Centre ICBT Incubator 1 Air quality Monitoring IKS & others from Communities VUT Research ChemCity Projects SAPITI Wood & Plastic Composites Biofuels & Biopolymers Plant Oil Dem. Centre NC Plant Extracts Technology Station Business Unit 2 Government Ventures Business Unit 1 FAB LAB Techn. Station VUT Holdings EDU Incubation Centre
  10. 10. Challenges Mindset and mistrusts Organizational Structure (mismatch?, dynamic?) Policy issues (HR, Financial, IP) Relevance Legal issues (Registration, accreditations, MoA implementation, etc.) Financials
  11. 11. Thank you for your support and attention!!!

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