nnCite to recruit UK HEIs to support Innovation in Nigerian SMEs (through the British Council AKTP Programme)

In my bid to encourage widespread application of knowledge for enterprise development in Nigeria, i’ll be leading InnCite in recruiting UK Universities to support technology and product/service innovation in Nigerian SMEs through the British Council AKTP programme.

The AKTP (Africa Knowledge Transfer Partnerships) are partnerships between private sector organisations and higher education institutions in Sub Saharan Africa and the UK. They leverage research, scientific knowledge and skills through innovation.

The programme is designed to help businesses improve their productivity and competitiveness using the scientific knowledge, technology and skills available from the higher education Institutions through collaborative projects between the institutions and the private sector.

I am a big fan of this British Council initiative and will be writing more on its potentials for economic development in Africa in subsequent posts.

For more on AKTP http://www.britishcouncil.org/africa-aktp.htm

15. December 2010 by 'Bosun Tijani
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