Translational Research Office (TRO)


Workshop in Translational Research, Health Innovation & Commercialization

19 March 2019–20 March 2019, 12:00 pm–2:15 pm

Organized by UCL in collaboration with African Health Research Institute (AHRI) and University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN)

Event Information

Open to

All | UCL staff | UCL alumni


Marta Ribeiro


African Health Research Institute
Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine, K-RITH Tower Building
719 Umbilo Road
South Africa

 The workshop is targeted at early stage researchers and aims to introduce participants to the concepts and tools available to plan the translational pathway of their research towards healthcare delivery and social impact, including discussion around the issues of intellectual property and downstream commercialization and adoption.

Organized in three sessions; Session 1 showed an overall perspective on Health Innovation in South Africa with talks covering policy making, funding opportunities and intellectual property legislation; Session 2 focused on the specifics of doing translational research, technology transfer and innovation; and Session 3 focused on case studies based with some teams presenting their innovation journeys in all its diversity.

Sponsor: UKRI Global Challenges Research Fund.