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Overview

The  Necsa Office of Technology Transfer (OTT) is situated at Necsa, Road R104, Gate 2, Pelindaba, Building B: G-1, Room 0228.

Necsa: Technology Transfer

The Necsa Office of Technology Transfer (OTT) strives to provide the following services to the Necsa Group:

1.  Cultivation of an Innovation Ecosystem

  • Create IP awareness via workshops and dialogue
  • Facilitate the alignment of IP strategies with business objectives
  • Identify IP and technology white spaces in line with Necsa’s mandate and core competencies
  • Continuously improve innovation processes and capabilities

2.  Recording and Evaluation of Inventions

  • Facilitate the identification and capture of patentable inventions
  • Register and review Innovation Disclosures (IVDs)
  • Assist with prior art, literature and IP landscaping searches
  • Provide technical and legal inputs to determine the best protection strategy

3.  Management and Prosecution of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)

  • Facilitate the development of invention specification for patent applications
  • Collaborate with patent attorneys to file IP applications
  • Manage IP prosecution and litigation processes
  • Present the IP pipeline as a searchable database via Nucleus
  • IP portfolio management and review
  • Perform Freedom to Operate (FTO) and infringement investigations

4.  Commercialisation of IP

  • IP technological and economic valuation to support commercialisation
  • Assist with funding applications
  • Provide guidance on IP matters in negotiations and agreements
  • Manage licensing agreements
  • Record and manage inventor benefit sharing process
  • Establish an IP governance and exploitation arrangement with Necsa subsidiaries
  • Technology transfer: acquisition of IP and disposal of non-core IP
  • Marketing of IP, technology and expertise.