The National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP), have awarded patent certificates to 41 researchers and inventors.
Minister of State, Science and Technology Barrister Mohammed Abdullahi disclosed this at the disbursement of NOTAP- industry technology transfer fellowship (NITTF) award letters and presentation of patent certificates on Tuesday in Abuja.
A statement from the office of the Deputy Director Press and Protocol Indicates that NOTAP- Industry Technology Transfer Fellowship (NITTF) Award is known for providing efficient process for the acquisition and domestication of foreign technologies as enshrined in section 4(c) of NOTAP act.
The scheme he said, serves as a platform through which industries support the process of building the needed critical mass of skilled knowledge workers of technology transfer in the country.
The Minister added that the scheme will create an impact for the Federal Government’s Economic sustainability plan programme where researches are translated to production activities and create jobs for youths.
Stressing that the overall importance of NOTAP is to upgrade research institutions, Bar Abdullahi urged other industries to key into the NITFF scheme by sponsoring more candidates for a brighter tomorrow.
He added that patent recipients should make more efforts to move their Research and Development results to be available in the market, which would boost the nation’s overall socio-economic fortunes.