Prof. Alfred Orina has challenged researches to explore opportunities for commercializing their innovations. While assuring university support for scholars, Prof. Orina, the DVC, Research and Technology Development, called on researchers to pool together with multidisciplinary expertise to raise stakes of accessing of funding. The DVC was speaking when he presented certificates to members of teaching staff who participated in the Research to Commercialisation (R2C) training of trainers (TOT) at the University.
The training was offered by Viktoria Ventures through the support of Research and Innovations systems in Africa Programme (RISA).
RISA is currently supporting the Technology Transfer Project (TTASH) led by Dr. Pamela Mreji as the principal investigator (PI) with support from Prof. Levi Mbugua (co-PI) and Prof. Evans Sagwa (co-PI).
The participants were taken through the understanding of entrepreneurship and teaching methodology. The trained staff members later participated in a week-long TTASH project training of 300 Small and Medium Scale Entrepreneurs. Teams were drawn from various disciplines, including schools of; Business, Mathematics, and Chemistry as well as experts in GESI, M&E and communications.
Dr Mreji, expressed gratitude to the lecturers who participated in the R2C training.