FR used his prize money to enrol in the Idea-to-Market: Technology Commercialisation course.
“Through the SARIMA Excellence awards, I was afforded the opportunity to attend the Idea-to-Market: a Course in Technology Commercialisation through the Institute of Technology Commercialization. This was an inspiring educational experience as the critical aspects involving commercialisation was covered such as; Technology Assessment, Marketing and Strategy, Venture Management, Venture Finance and Business Development. To benchmark what I have learned during the course with what I currently do day-to-day was an enriching experience, and I have learned multiple lessons to improve or change my approach. This course really solidified my thinking when it comes to the commercialisation process, and the knowledge obtained can be used to improve commercialisation success at our institution. Additionally, what was learned can be shared with my peers to improve our internal processes and when working with innovators to share best practices. I am grateful for this award and the opportunity to further my skills and knowledge to take my career in technology commercialisation to the next level. I would like to thank SARIMA and DSI for the wonderful opportunity.”
FR Bezuidenhout, Senior Commercialisation Specialist, Technology Transfer & Innovation Support Office, North-West University