for tomorrow

Innovation Office

Do you have an innovation that will improve lives?

Let us know how your innovation will improve lives by contacting us via email( or simply click here and tell us online.


For any queries:

Please contact Elzaan on 041 504 4903 or by email on with any queries.


Terms and Conditions:

1. The innovation campaign is open to the following:

a. Post-graduate NMMU students

2. Applications must fall within the student’s course and scope of study.

3. The application constitutes an “innovation disclosure” to the Innovation Office as described in the NMMU’s Intellectual Property Policy.

4. Innovations previously disclosed to the Innovation Office will not be considered.

5. Applications must be sent on the Application Form (in Word or online).

6. Only completed applications will be considered.

7. No responsibility will be accepted for applications not received for whatever reason.

8. The innovation campaign will run from 1 April 2017 until 1 June 2017 and no applications will be accepted after the closing date.

9. A panel of reviewers appointed by the Innovation Office will review the applications against a range of criteria including:

a. Quality of application

b. Novelty of innovation

c. Potential for value creation (commercial and/or social)

d. Alignment of innovation with NMMU’s core values

e. Alignment with the World Intellectual Day theme “Improving Lives”.

10. The decision of the reviewers on the successful applications shall be final.

11. The winner of the smartphone projector will be announced on 12 June 2017.

Contact information
Mrs Elsa Van Wyk
Tel: 27 41 504 4309

Ms Elzaan le Roux
Public Relations & Marketing Administrator
Tel: +27 (0)41 504 4903