TechnoServe helps people lift themselves out of poverty by harnessing the power of the private sector. TechnoServe is a  nonprofit organization operating in almost 30 countries, they work with hardworking women and men in the developing world to build competitive farms, businesses, and industries

ORIBI is an impact incubator, providing programmes for skills development, training & support of entrepreneurs. Oribi mission is to connect business opportunities between all actors of the ecosystem around values of inclusion, social and environmental impact.


The Timbali Technology Incubator aims to spring board start-up entrepreneurs by addressing key constraints through an innovative incubation model. The Timbali Technology Incubator was established in 2003 in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga with the specific aim of spring boarding start-up entrepreneurs into

Mobile Agri Skills Development and Training (MASDT) was established in 2005 as a Training Service Provider in the Agriculture Sector in Mpumalanga, South Africa, but changed to a Non-Profit Company (NPC), incorporated in terms of Section 21 of the Companies Act in 2007. The organisation has

Mapfura–Makhura Incubator (MMI) was established and registered in 2006 as a Section 21 company. The incubator is sponsored by Seda Technology Programme and the Limpopo Department of Agriculture. The target of the incubator is the small scale black farmers (incubatees) and emerging biofuels producers

LaunchLab is an initiative of Innovus, situated in the centre of Stellenbosch University’s campus. LaunchLab focuses on developing both the entrepreneur as well as the business.  It functions as a business accelerator and boosts entrepreneurship on campus by providing networking opportunities

Agriculture has increasingly incorporated and become reliant on integration & communication technology (ICT) for farming. Farmers seeking to increase profitability, efficiency, and safety of their businesses are steadily adopting the use of precision agriculture, advanced devices and robotic systems...

The Bambara Groundnut, or round bean, is widespread in Africa where it is known by various names. It has potential as a cash crop, owing to its nutritional composition, functional properties and antioxidant potential. 

Consequently, we at CPUT have used the Bambara Groundnut as a raw material to...


Short chain fructooligosaccharides (scFOS) are prebiotics used as a food supplement to improve dietary health in humans and animals. FOS are also used in the food industry as low-calorie sweeteners and added to food products to improve their organoleptic properties.

Global demand for FOS is...


Cellulose and Chitin are the two most abundant natural biopolymers in the world. Both are characterised as water‑insoluble in their natural states. 

Chitin is a white, hard, inelastic polysaccharide found primarily in the exoskeleton and internal structures of invertebrates such as...