About us

TuksNovation is a non-profit technology incubator and accelerator

TuksNovation is a non-profit technology incubator and accelerator that is located at the University of Pretoria. TuksNovation provides start-ups with specialised product and business development support throughout their start-up growth journeys by assisting entrepreneurs to refine technologies and validate business models for the relevant markets.

Our programmes enable start-ups to commercialise innovative technology into new sustainable enterprises with social and economic impact.

We create an ecosystem that fosters innovation by connecting science and technology innovators with corporates, academics and government.

VISION


We aim to be a leading facilitator of an innovation ecosystem that catalyses the acceleration of technology into sustainable new enterprises.

MISSION


We provide innovative business incubation and acceleration services to develop and commercialise innovative technology into new sustainable enterprises with social and economic impact in South Africa, and in doing so we lower the risk for both innovators and investors.

Performance overview

Start-up companies supported

Start-up revenue

in-kind investments 

Students trained

founders supported

Start-ups in accelaration
programme

Current resident
start-ups

Entrepreneurship events
hosted in-house

Partnerships

Spin-out start-ups
supported

The Team

Dr Anthon Botha

Dr Anthon Botha

Interim Centre Manager

Ms Busiswa Gama

Ms Busiswa Gama

Finance and Administration Officer

Ms Christi Auret

Ms Christi Auret

Acting Commercialisation Manager

Mr Upenyu Hamudikuwanda

Mr Upenyu Hamudikuwanda

Entrepreneurial Support Officer: Marketing and seed fund administration

Ms Faith Maluleka

Ms Faith Maluleka

Entrepreneurial Support Officer

Mr Connor Wesley

Mr Connor Wesley

Prototyping Technician: Product design and manufacturing

Ms Tshiamo Moumakwe

Ms Tshiamo Moumakwe

Marketing Intern