Calling all entrepreneurial mavericks

Are you wilfully independent and ambitious and determined to achieve your goals?  Do you want to know more about commercialising your electrical or electronic research? InnovUS is inviting all Electronic and Electrical Engineering undergraduates and postgraduates; researchers; Stellenbosch University staff; and entrepreneurs to its first Entrepreneurs’ Evening on Tuesday 14 September.
“The event will raise awareness of how InnovUS, the Stellenbosch University Electrical Engineering Department and the engineering industry can offer assistance with the commercialisation of relevant ideas and research,” says Philip Marais, part-time Business Developer at InnovUS.
The event will take place from 17:00 to 20:00 in the Reitz Hall at Stellenbosch University’s Engineering Faculty and the programme includes talks by Philip, Gert-Jan van Rooyen (Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering), David Murray (Elprom) and Retief Gerber (NioCAD). There will also be ample time for questions and networking while refreshments are served.
InnovUS, Stellenbosch University’s technology transfer company, supports innovation and the commercialisation of ideas. It helps inventors with grand ideas in making their way to the market and focuses specifically on patents, business plans, company formation, legal and tax issues and bridging the gap between research and the market by bringing together the experience of leaders in their respective fields. This event will give participants a better understanding of how to commercialise their ideas.
To register: Tel 021 808 3826 or e-mail: venessa@sun.ac.za
RSVP by 3 September 2010
Drinks and snacks will be served.