Posts tagged as Wits

Boost for entrepreneurial innovations

ABB has signed an agreement with the University of the Witwatersrand technology centre, the Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct. The memorandum of understanding signed at a stakeholder event on 11 April 2018 stipulates donations and support mechanisms which the company will offer to Tshimologong. ABB Southern Africa MD Leon Viljoen said Industry 4.0 opens the way […]

Promoting digital innovation through collaboration

Apart from well-established innovations in robotics, drives, control systems and energy solutions at the recent ABB Customer World Africa 2018, a new drive for local innovation bloomed as ABB signed an agreement with the University of the Witwatersrand technology centre, known as the Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct. The memorandum of understanding (MoU), which was signed […]

SAUPEC2018: The sky’s the limit for power engineers

The 26th South African Universities Power Engineering Conference (SAUPEC) was hosted by the School of Electrical and Information Engineering of the University of the Witwatersrand, in conjunction with the South African Institute of Electrical Engineers (SAIEE), recently. The event provided a forum for post-graduate students and faculty from the region to present their research work […]

Resistance to hydropower is evaporating as science takes centre stage

  Big dams have a bad reputation. They’re often associated with social disruption and environmental damage. That perception is now shifting. The challenges of climate, urbanisation and economic growth in countries and communities already burdened by poverty and underdevelopment is leading to a radical change in attitudes. Dams and related water infrastructures are once again […]

Improving carbon superlattices for quantum electronics

  Researchers at the Nanoscale Transport Physics Laboratory at the School of Physics, University of the Witwatersrarnd (Wits) have found a technique to improve carbon superlattices for quantum electronic device applications. Superlattices are made up of alternating layers of very thin semiconductors, just a few nanometres thick.These layers are so thin that the physics of […]

Tech transfer from Wits’ work at CERN

  Researchers from the Wits Experimental High Energy Particle Physics (EHEP) group showcased the benefits of the collaboration between science and industry when they displayed a South-African made prototype of a high-tech electronics board at the International Conference on Research Infrastructure (ICRI) that was held in Cape Town recently. The new 16-layer electronics board, designed […]

A place for digital software advancement

  The University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) and its partners in government, business and industry launched the Wits Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct in Braamfontein, Johannesburg, on 1 September 2016. Tshimologong will incubate start-ups, commercialise research and develop high-level digital skills for students, working professionals and unemployed youths. Through Wits’ Joburg Centre for Software Engineering (JCSE), Tshimologong […]

Research lab opens in Braamfontein

  IBM opened its second research location on the African continent at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) Tshimologong Precinct in Braamfontein, Johannesburg on 25 August 2016. The two-level, 900 m2 lab has a DIY maker-space with electronic design equipment and a 3D printer. Agile work space provides a collaborative environment for IBM scientists to train […]