COSTECH Tanzania Officials Visit NOTAP
Officials of the Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH) Tanzania have commenced a one week working visit to the National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP).
Receiving the COSTECH team led by Dr. Dugushilu Mafunda, Director Centre for Development and Technology Transfer of COSTECH, the Director General of NOTAP, Engr. Umar Buba Bindir stressed the need for co-operation amongst African Science and Technology Institutions to develop technology for the benefit of Africa.
Engr. Bindir who decried the insufficient level of skill, productivity and competitiveness in the African Continent said for the continent to be truly independent, it must have the required knowledge built through partnership.
The visit by COSTECH to NOTAP will enable the two organizations exchange ideas on Technology Transfer processes, commercialization of Research and Development (R&D), support for researchers, establishment and operation of intellectual Property and Technology Transfer Offices amongst others.
COSTECH is a parastatal responsible for coordinating and promoting research and Technology development activities in Tanzania.