There are currently three (3) directorates under Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation as below:
Directorate of Science, Technology and Innovation Regulation
The Directorate is responsible for:
To provide Strategic leadership of all STI regulation.
Guiding the Development and implementation of STI Policies, regulations, plans, priorities, standards and guidelines.
Coordinating the development and implementation of standards for quality research and development, innovations and products in biosciences physical sciences and social sciences in liaison with relevant institutions.
Overseeing the collaborative and cooperation initiatives for STI standards, regulations and compliance with international treaties and conventions.
Overseeing the integration of STI in the national development process.
Overseeing the integration of standards and quality regulatory frame work in STI in public and private sectors.
This Directorate has 3 departments:
Department of Biosafety and Biosecurity
Department of Biosciences and Bio economy
Department physical, chemical and Social Sciences
Directorates of Science, Research and Innovation
This directorate is charged with providing strategic leadership in science, research development and innovation.
To coordinate the implementation of all research, development and innovation
To coordinate the application and disseminator of research development innovation inputs, evolution and dissemination of innovation efforts.
Leading the development and implementation of guidelines for the management of the innovation fund, policies, plans and programs for research promotion and development.
Coordinating the promotion of research and development of indigenous innovations for the purpose of facilitating indigenous knowledge system.
Reporting on implementation of policies, plan programs and guidelines on research development and innovation.
Providing strategic guidance in research registration and control, intellectual property, research infrastructure and coordination of research development and innovation.
Providing leading in identification and prioritization of new areas of science, technology and innovation and indigenous knowledge.
Under this directorate are four departments:
Department of Research and Development
Department of Innovation and Intellectual property management
Department of Technology Development
Department of Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Infrastructure Development
Directorate of Techno-preneurship
To provide strategic leadership for effective development, coordination and implementation of policies, strategies and programs of Techno-prenuership in the sector
Coordinating Science, Technology and Innovation skills development for artisans, inventors/innovators and researchers
Initiating collaborations in STI for a mutual benefit in the directorate of technopreneurship
Overseeing and leading the development of the criteria used to manage technoprenuership systems
Coordinating product testing, commercialization of products and services for start-ups and Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)
Coordinating the Promotion of mentorship and science enterprise development
Coordinating the establishment of product development facilities and innovation hubs and Technology parks
Guiding linkages and partnerships between researchers and industrialists and business enterprises
Departments in the directorate:
Department of Technology Uptake, Commercialization and Enterprise Development.
Department of STI skills Development
Department of STI Advancement and Outreach
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