A renewable energy powered street light which provides off-grid lighting.  Powered by a combination system of a vertical axis wind turbine, a solar panel, and a rechargeable battery system.  Can be used in residential areas as the wind turbine is quiet.

A reserved parking system that is access controlled through GPS communication and intelligence that can determine a smart phone’s position and automatically open a motorised barrier. The system will enable persons with disability to use any QPark parking space countrywide.

The Qbell™ is a simple press device that enables patients with motor and physical disabilities to get the attention of healthcare staff with ease.

The CSIR has been undertaking research and development on lithium manganese nickel oxide (LMNO) based cathode materials. The research focuses on enhancing safety, reducing production costs, increasing battery capacity, higher voltage and increased lifecycle. The laboratory process optimisation and...

The UCT invention describes a method and point of care test for diagnosing symptomatic and asymptomatic sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and bacterial vaginosis (BV). STIs and BV cause inflammation in the female genital tract. In resource-limited settings, BV and STIs are managed according to...

PhenoLAB is an online web-based analyses platform and database for wine producers. PhenoLAB incorporates highly accurate, extensive and robust analyses methods based on absorbency values for determining tannins, colour density, anthocyanins and total phenolics levels in grapes, fermenting must and...

SUNSPOT is a solar thermal power plant with rock-bed storage, containing a unique set of patented and individually licensable Stellenbosch University technologies. The SUNSPOT cycle is appropriate and efficient for generating, storing and deploying solar power in arid regions. 

The Solar Heat Engine seeks to provide an off-grid technology to combat the dire need for electricity in most regions and rural areas in South Africa. It will also allow people living in urban areas, the opportunity to go completely off-grid. The system harnesses energy from the sun and is able to...

South Africa harbours the highest number of rape incidents in the world, and sexual assault and rape cases in the entire SADC region are estimated at a minimum of 55 000 cases per year. Crime scene investigations utilise DNA technology on a regular basis. In cases of rape or sexual abuse, male...

The music industry is a global multibillion-dollar industry and as long as there have been people there has been music. Specifically, within the percussion section of the music industry, a need was identified toward more durable, adaptable and even more customised drumsticks. The majority of...