Friday 21st July, 2017
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'NOTAP determined to encourage young inventors'

'NOTAP determined to encourage young inventors'

The National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion (NO­TAP) says the agency is de­termined to encourage young inventors through the commer­cialisation of their inventions.
The Director, Department of Technology Innovation and Commercialisation of NOTAP, made this known in an inter­view at the 2nd edition of the Annual National Students Vo­cational Skills Competition in Abuja.
“In the case of these students, NOTAP is ready to partner with the schools to help improve on the inventions of the youths by linking them up with the right kind of partnership,’’ he said.
According to him, NOTAP as an agency of government has the mandate to promote local­ly generated technologies and encourage development of cre­ative and inventive skills among Nigerian scientists, inventors and innovators, Including the youths.
“NOTAP as an agency under the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology, we provide support and technological ad­visory services for the promo­tion of science and technology and innovation in the country.
“We do this by going round the country covering exhibi­tions, particularly technology related ones, if we are able to find locally developed technol­ogies, we try to give them the necessary assistance”. (NAN)
 

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