Abdulkadir Kure Uni Explores Partnership With NOTAP On Tech Devt

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L-R: The director-general, National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion, Dr. Obiageli Amadiobi receiving a souvenir from the vice chancellor, Abdulkadir Kure University Minna, Prof. Mohammed Paiko when the don paid a courtesy call on the NOTAP boss in her office in Abuja.

The Abdulkadir Kure University Minna, (AKUM) in Niger State is looking to partner with the National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP) on technology development.

The vice-chancellor of the university, Prof. Mohammed Paiko revealed this during a visit to the director-general of NOTAP, Dr. Obiageli Amadiobi at the office headquarters in Abuja.

The vice-chancellor emphasised the importance of NOTAP as a hub for technology, science and innovation in Nigeria. He expressed the university’s interest in collaborating with NOTAP to strengthen research activities and learn from their initiatives such as the intellectual property technology transfer offices (IPTTOs), the NOTAP-Industry Technology Transfer Fellowship (NITTF) and the NOTAP-Industry Research Laboratory Upgrade Project (NIRLUP). 

Paiko also highlighted the university’s desire for an IPTTO to be established on its campus and the need to upgrade of its chemical laboratory to enhance research activities within the university community.

In response, the director-general of NOTAP, Dr. Obiageli Amadiobi welcomed the AKUM team and shared NOTAP’s involvement in intellectual property promotion, protection, and commercialisation of indigenous research and development results and inventions. She also mentioned NOTAP’s collaboration with the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) and the establishment of 68 Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer Offices (IPTTOs) in knowledge institutions across Nigeria.

Amadiobi expressed NOTAP’s willingness to partner with the university to deepen research and development (R&D) activities in Nigeria. She also discussed collaboration with PZ Cussons Nigeria Plc to upgrade selected chemical laboratories of research centres and tertiary institutions to meet global standards and encourage multinational companies to patronise local research centres.

Moreover, Amadiobi informed the AKUM team about the upcoming interview for selected candidates in the NITTF programme and encouraged the university to officially apply for consideration in the NOTAP IPTTO project.

The visit also included the inauguration of Amadiobi into the honorary fellowship of the Abdulkadir Kure University Minna by the vice-chancellor, Prof. Mohammed Paiko.

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