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Anita Nel: The innovation champion

Updated: Apr 23, 2019



Anita Nel @nel.anita@_AnitaNel has successfully turned around Innovus @InnovUS_TTO , the tech transfer company of the University of Stellenbosch @Stellenboschuni, creating both a viable space for the commercialisation of the university’s intellectual property but also providing entrepreneurial support and development through the newly created Launch Lab @TheLaunchLab, a startup incubator. We are inspired by her story because universities are amongst the oldest institutions in South Africa and old institutions are slow to change, yet her perseverance has ensured the establishment of an innovative space in a fairly traditional environment.

Anita enjoys spending time with her family, the rare moments when her cat briefly seems to like her and reading Scandinavian crime novels and girly magazines.

Featured Artist: Marlene Steyn @marlenehettie

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