CREATES – FNS BRINGS RESEARCH IDEAS AND CONCEPTS INTO PRACTICE
The Center for Agricultural Advancement and Teaching Excellence and Sustainability in Food and Nutrition Security (CREATES – FNS) has aimed to bring researchers’ ideas and concept into the real life so as to solve society’s problems. To achieve this the Centre has established the mini Container-based factory that will be used in production of products derived from the researchers’ ideas and concepts.
The Centre received a total of US $ 250,000 as a seed fund from the Council of East African Universities (IUCEA) for the establishment of a Data Driven Innovations Incubation (DDI) Centre to bring the researchers’ ideas and concepts into practice. The Centre identified six researchers who will be assisted in production and promotion of their ideas and concepts whereby three researchers (3) out of six has signed Consortium Agreements with the hosting institution the Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology (N M-AIST) on 20th September, 2021, which was officiated by the NM-AIST Vice Chancellor, Prof. Emmanuel Luoga.
During the signing ceremony Prof. Emmanuel Luoga claimed the incubatees to the institution including the establishment of Postgraduate skills and development programs to support the existing centres to establish more incubation hubs. He also insisted on facilitating local, external and International collaborators through the Mandela Investment company which has been recently established and hence fulfills the Institutional goal of “Academia for Society and Industry”.
Furthermore, In His keynote address, the Deputy Vice Chancellor of the Institute in Academic Research and Innovation Prof. Anthony Mshandete emphasized on the development of innovative research within NM-AIST and the need to focus on research that will bring productivity and solve problems to the society.
|The DDI Mini Container-based factory|
|Dr. Angela Mkindi (the DDI Incubatee) signing the Consortium Agreement during the signing ceremony on 20th September, 2021 at the Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology.|
|Dr. Jofrey Raymond (the DDI Incubatee) signing the Consortium Agreement during the signing ceremony on 20th September, 2021 at the Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology.|