Job Details

  • Reference number: 5272
  • Province: Western Cape
  • Type of engagement: Fixed term contract
  • Posted: October 14th
  • Remuneration package: Annual Salary Package (incl. Medical Aid rate based on principal member only) To be confirmed

Background to Position

Bellville Campus - Bellville, Cape Town, WC ZA (Primary)

Responsible for overseeing the marketing of the CPUT Technology Innovation portfolio

Cape Peninsula University of Technology -> Industry Linkages -> Industry Linkages Admin


Support / Admin Department

Job Description

1. Invention Disclosures and IP Co-ordination

·         Participation and/or presentations to faculty, meetings with inventors, etc.

·         Assisting the Director with reviews of commercial potential and recommendations on commercialisation strategies, including market                analyses, protection strategies, etc.

·         Engaging with CPUT academics and researchers to identify innovative technologies/solutions.

2. Commercialisation

·         Undertake market and industry analyses for assessing the commercial potential of university IP.

·         Assist CPUT academics by reviewing and providing input to funding applications for technology development.

·         Project management of technology development projects e.g., TIA-funded projects.

3. Marketing collateral

·         Responsible for overseeing the development of four animation videos per year.

·         Responsible for overseeing the development of the following publications: Technology Buzz (biennial).

·         Upload and update content on the Innovation Bridge portal.

4. General Management 

·         Assist in all organisational, management, and administrative activities of the office to ensure optimal functioning of the office given                 limited resources.

·         Assisting the Technology Transfer Manager in preparation of various submissions to NIPMO including disclosures, referrals, IP Fund             rebate submissions, etc.

·         Assisting the Technology Transfer Manager in the preparation of audits, review, and submissions to funders (CPUT, TIA, NIPMO, etc) in          respect of reports required, capacity development initiatives, etc.

5. Marketing events

·         Arrange technology transfer events.

·         Oversee logistical arrangements related to the TTO workshops, events, meetings, and travel arrangements.

6. Additional / Developmental Functions

·         Participate in internal and external workshops, conferences, etc. to broaden own skills and contribute to the profession.


·         Sound understanding of the “IPR Act” and compliance requirements of a technology transfer.

·         Appreciation of the typical processes involved in, and challenges of, protecting and commercializing intellectual property created in                   research intensive institutions.

·         Excellent communication skills, ability, and interest to work across a range of different technical fields, excellent organisation skills and           attention to detail.      

·         Willing to learn       



Inherent Criteria

A Bachelor’s degree in Marketing (NQF level 7 or higher)

2-year relevant experience in technology innovation marketing


Relevant NQF 8 Degree

Higher Education experience 

Excellent communication skills, ability, and interest to work across a range of different technical fields, excellent organization skills, and attention to detail. 

Application Requirement

General Information

Closing Date: 21 October 2021

For enquires and assistance with your online application, please contact Mr. Senzo Ntshangase, (Human Capital Department) on 071 874 990. or 021 959 6340

The Cape Peninsula University of Technology is committed to Employment Equity and aims to attract and retain talented individuals to achieve our equity objectives and therefore, people from the designated groups, including those with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to applicants whose appointment contributes towards the achievement of demographic representation. We reserve the right not to make an appointment.

About Cape Peninsula University of Technology

The Cape Peninsula University of Technology is at the heart of technology education and innovation in Africa. An internationally acclaimed institution, it is the only university of technology in the Western Cape and is the largest university in the region with an enrolment of more than 30 000 students. The university has six faculties offering a wide range of accredited undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the fields of Applied Sciences, Business, Education and Social Sciences, Engineering, Informatics and Design as well as Health and Wellness Sciences.