Today’s innovations for a better tomorrow

Innovolve is the commercial company of the Nelson Mandela University. Working closely with the Innovation Office of the Nelson Mandela University, Innovolve drives commercialization of the University’s innovations through the licensing of intellectual property and the establishment of spinout companies.

Innovolve is committed to the development of our city and region through the development of sustainable businesses.

''Creativity is thinking up new things. Innovation is doing new things.''


The Regional Innovation Forum aims to stimulate, support and promote innovation in the Eastern Cape.

Propella is the NMMU’s incubator and supports the development of small businesses in Port Elizabeth.

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Nelson Mandela University is a university “for tomorrow” – nurturing innovation, fostering creativity, embracing technology, and developing people to meet the challenges of tomorrow.

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