ICT4D Seminars - IP Management at UCT for the Centre in ICT4D

On August 2016, Dr. Andrew Bailey gave a talk titled ' IP Management at UCT for the Centre in ICT4D'. In attendance were researchers and postgraduate students from the ICT4D Centre and Information Systems Department from the University of Cape Town.

The talk abstract and Dr. Bailey's biography are below. In addition, a link to video footage of the talk is also provided.


Talk Abstract

The presentation will cover aspects of Intellectual Property (IP) and IP Rights that are relevant to the Computer Science area in particular as well as key aspects of the UCT IP Policy. The Intellectual Property Rights from Publicly Financed R&D Act will also be discussed – particularly in terms of its impact on external funders, open source software, issues with commercialisation of open source code, etc.

Dr Andrew Bailey's Biography

Andrew returned to UCT in 2007 to join RCIPS (now RC&I), having worked at Mintek, AECI and the CSIR in a number of technology development and research management roles in the biomining, fermentation, bioprocessing and food fields. This often involved techno-economic feasibility studies, project management and the development of business plans for late-stage/pilot-scale research and development projects approaching commercialisation, as well as trouble-shooting for commercial operations. After completing a Programme in Financial Management, he also worked for the Dialogue Group which gave him valuable experience in sales and marketing, especially interacting with clients in the UK and USA in the financial services sector. Andrew has a PhD in Chemical Engineering from UCT and is a member of the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM), the Licensing Executives Society (LES), and the Southern African Research and Innovation Managers Association (SARIMA) where he is an Executive Committee member.

Video Footage & Presentation Slides

The presentation slides are available here.