HIT Hosts Sadc Research and Innovation Management Workshop. The Harare Institute of Technology hosted a 5 day Mentorship programme on Technology Transfer under the theme, Strengthening Research and Innovation Management (SRIM). The workshop was held from 26-30 September and was funded by the South African Department of Science and Technology (DST) and implemented in partnership with the Southern African Research and Innovation Management Association (SARIMA), and the Southern Africa Development Community, (SADC).
14 participants from the Harare Institute of Technology, Bindura University of Science Education, the National University of Science and Technology and the Women’s University in Africa attended the workshop.
The aim of the workshop was to impart knowledge and skills required to establish or improve Technology Transfer processes. The issues covered include:
Models of technology transfer; how to set up a Technology Transfer Office (TTO), institutional support for nurturing TTOs, challenges and opportunities in setting up a TTO, establishing relationships with firms and community actors, mobilizing university-based research into practical and societal applications, generating new funding support from sponsored research, among others.
The SADC SRIM workshop was officially opened by the Vice Chancellor of the Harare institute of Technology, Eng. Q.C. Kanhukamwe. In his remarks, the Vice Chancellor underscored the importance of research and innovation in the development of the University. He also registered his appreciation to the funders of the workshop.