The National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion has established an Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer Office in Bayero University, Kano state.
According to NOTAP, the development was to boost and protect intellectual property right, as well as raise awareness about the intellectual property among researchers.
Dr. Dan’Azumi Ibrahim, Director General of NOTAP, made it known that the office serves as a functional bridge in sustaining the link between the research community and industry, thus making it a strong anchor for stimulating national development.
Ibrahim, who was represented by the Director, Consultancy Services, Dr. Adamu Tandama, said henceforth, BUK should begin to turn out patents from its research results, adding that most of the universities had turned their intellectual property into publication, saying that they should combine them with a patent.
He explained that the adoption of this would not only show the economic tools of the university, but would equally unveil its technological advancement.
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