The Ministry of Science and Technology is partnering with UNESCO to establish a model Science and Technology parks in Sheda Science and Technology Complex (SHESCO), Kwali Abuja.
The Minister of State for Science and Technology, Barrister Mohammed Abdullahi disclosed this in his opening remark at the Nigerian Triple Helix Roundtable Webinar with the topic ‘’How Innovation Drives Economic Development” in Abuja. According to Abdullahi, the parks project is modeled after the Triple Helix Mode for forging strategic alliances among Government and Academia.
Minister further said that the park will ensure efficient scientific transfer and technological breakthroughs from academia and research institutes to industries and businesses. The park project will also provide start-ups with cheap space, facilities and business advisory while evolving a system that encourages and rewards innovation.
The Minister further said that a platform that will facilitate patenting of innovation and protection of intellectual property would be created by the park project. He added that the ministry has put in place different initiatives, policies and programs to exploit and commercialize research results.