The Pecogrid pilot study examines the viability of rolling out solar power and microgrid inverter systems in informal communities - providing energy to these communities, while it may at the same time acting as an income generator for individuals.
Professor Bavesh Kana and his team are dedicated to fighting Tuberculosis (TB) and developed advanced techniques such as genome editing to enhance molecular diagnostics for TB. These techniques are now used in 20 other countries around the world.
Coming in 2024: The new high-tech Digital Dome in Johannesburg will be a world-class digital facility that provides a cutting-edge 360-degree visual experience to enhance research, training, and innovation through immersion in multi-dimensional, cross-disciplinary worlds.
There is a critical shortage of expert medical specialists in South Africa and the new Wits Advanced Surgical Skills Lab helps to enhance the training of surgeons, across disciplines, in a state-of-the-art environment, with the best equipment available.
Wits is the first South African university to:
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Wits will be at the leading edge of innovation that serves society and will play a key role as a hub that links innovation ecosystems at universities in the Global North to those in the Global South.
Wits strives to meet society’s needs by turning knowledge into impactful solutions.
Innovation is what drives us forward. The WIC enables an environment to create, collaborate, and engage in impactful innovation, across disciplines and boundaries. We are committed to using our knowledge for the advancement of our community and wider society. The Centre also supports and encourages risk-taking, given that successful innovation depends on a tolerance for failure and risk-taking.