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By Abubakar Baba Ahmad.
Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University ATBU Bauchi says it will use its Innovation Hub to seek collaboration with companies for Commercialisation of researches in the institution.
The Director Research, Innovation and Development Professor Fatima Sawa stated this at the opening of a three day Research Commercialisation and Accreditation Workshop holding at ATBU Gubi campus.
Professor Fatima Sawa said the Bank of Industry and Opolo Global Innovation had supported the university to establish an innovation hub that would help in commercialising researches for both local and international markets.
While highlighting the number research grants the institution currently benefits from to include two International Grants, 59 Institute Based Research IBR and Six National Research Fund NRF, the Director RI&D charged the participants to develop ideas for sellable researches.
Declaring the workshop open, the Vice Chancellor ATBU Professor Muhammad Ahmad Abdul’azeez represented by the Deputy Vice Chancellor Admin Professor Ahmad Sarki Fagam charged the participants to develop not only commercially driven researches, but with patent for copyright protection.
Professor Muhammad Abdul’azeez who appreciated the directorate for its effort in developing the capacity of lecturers, also encouraged them to write NRF proposals to propel the university to greater heights.
Also Speaking, the Deputy Director RI&D Professor Balarabe Yusha’u thanked the university management and stakeholders for their unflinching support towards the development of all research and innovative ideas.
The three day workshop which drew about one hundred academics within the institution is expected to deliberate on how to write commercially driven international standard research proposals.