Presentation on theme: "From Inventions to Innovations:"— Presentation transcript:
1 From Inventions to Innovations: e-Nigeria 201418 – 20 November, Tramscorp Hilton AbujaFrom Inventions to Innovations:Breeding Technopreneurs for the Transformation of NigeriaDr. (Mrs.) Wunmi HassanPresident/CEOHigh Tech Centre for Nigerian Women and Youths
2 OutlinesPreambleConcepts DefinitionsInventions PerspectivesConcept of InnovationRaising Technopreneurs in Technology based EnterprisesOpportunities for Business Developments in ICTsConcluding Remarks
3 Statements of Committment Statement of CommitmentStatements of CommittmentDr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, GCFR, 2011“We are going to run our economy based on Science and Technology….because there is no where in this World now that you can move your economy without science and technology. For the next 4 years we will emphasize so much on S&T because we have no choice, without that we are just dreaming….”12Dr. Mrs. Omobola Johnson, HMCT“If innovation in Science and technology is a measure of the progress of a country …, then implementing our STI and ICT policies …. is a clear imperative for us..”
4 preamblesIf you have a technology or the idea for a product that you want to market profitably, you confront a long, vexing journey across tough terrain littered with the hulks of abandoned ideas, many of them good ideas. Some new products, however, do survive the trip. Dozens of them reach the market every year, sustaining the energy of the American economy and enriching their creators---at least sometimes.US Department of Energy: Inventions & Innovation, 2000
5 preamblesIn today’s increasingly knowledge-driven world, Science and Technology (S&T) are the inseparable twin keys to progress and industrial growthGlobal experiences have shown that the conduct of Scientific R&D does not robotically translate into development.For them to have any economic impact, R&D activities have toexist within a strong National Innovation System (NIS),be creative, innovative and entrepreneurialbe connected with existing needs & demand
6 R&D and inventions: What Link ? It is largely carried out by researchers in higher educational institutions (HEIs), research institutes (public and private), and industrial firms.Traditionally,Universities fulfil the dual purposes of teaching/manpower development and research geared towards the discovery of new knowledge whileresearch institutes engage in R&D activities geared towards new products/processes and/or application of new knowledge.Additional social demand of transferring technology to the business sector has been added in recent years.R&D refers to creative work undertaken on a systematic basis in order to increase the stock of knowledge, including knowledge of man, culture and society, and the use of this stock of knowledge to devise new applications
7 CATEGORIES OF RESEARCH Pure BasicResearchNATUREGOALTARGETAppliedExperimentalDevelopment&theoreticalSpecificApplicationconceivedSystematicwork basedon existingknowledgeKnowledgeAdvancementAcquisitionof NewNew Mat’lsProductservicesNewprocesses,systems& servicesCHARACTERISTICS
9 Invention is a unique or novel device, method, composition or process. DefinitionInvention is a unique or novel device, method, composition or process.The invention process is a process within an overall engineering and product development process. result may be a radical breakthrough
10 Graphics and interaction design - Unity3d - Adobe technologies Inventions in ICT: SOFTWAREUNIX Operating SystemMicrosoft WindowsAndroid OSSolaryHadoopMicrosoft OfficeOracle databaseAdobe creative suiteGraphics and interaction design- Unity3d- Adobe technologiesObject-oriented programming- Objective- C- C++- Java- rubyor result may be a radical breakthrough
17 Innovation is something original, new idea, device or process and, as a consequence, new, that "breaks into" the market or society. This is accomplished through more effective products, processes, services, technologies, or ideas that are readily available to markets, governments and society.
18 THE CONCEPT OF INNOVATION Innovation simply means the application of knowledge in production.we innovate when we apply what we know to produce what we need or solve our attendant problems.Innovation does not take place in isolation, but within a network of actors. Hence, the term system of innovation.Usually, this requires us to improve upon existing products, processes, management practices, marketing approach and organizational procedures – sort of thinking outside the box.Innovation is a process which comprises several stages and usually takes a considerable amount of time, conscious efforts and resources.
19 WHY INNOVATION? Creativity Skills S&T / ICTs N INNOVATION Knowledge in areas of localstrengthNIdeasCompetitivenessN $ £Socio-economicDev.CreativityKnowledge(R&D)SkillsStrengthening of the bond between ICTs and indeed S&T and society.Bridging the gaps between the activities of the scientific communities and the overall development aspirations of our people.
20 Process innovation Product innovation Position innovation Types of innovationsProcess innovationProduct innovationPosition innovationParadigm innovation
21 Do you Reinvent the Wheel? What then is required for you to be an innovator?Technical skillsMarket skillsBusiness skills
23 Structure of Interactions among elements of the NIS IndustrialProductionEducationandResearchFinanceVenture FundPolicy InstrumentsBrokerage, Interface, Bridging InstitutionsGovernmentVentureFundBrokerage, Interface, Bridging InstitutionsAdapted from Tiffin,1997
24 Knowledge Management Platform (KMP) GIKI MODELTTOModel for Automating Interactions among Government, Industry &Knowledge InstitutionsKnowledge Management Platform (KMP)I P T T OSource: Awoleye & Siyanbola, 2007
25 Triple Helix Strategy IP Assets Universities and R&D institutions IP PolicyR&D PolicyTTOSWOTIP AssetsGovernmentEconomic Development (SME Policies, market creationNational IP InfrastructureEnforcementIP StrategyR&D EnhancementIP EducationResearch FundsIndustryResearch FundsResearch CollaborationsLicensingMarketingCommercialization of R&DAdapted from WIPO, 2008
26 Financial sector Risk funds Research funds FINANCE: WHERE ARE THEY? What funds are available in NigeriaTetfundsAgricultural fundsEcological fundsNITDA fundsResearch funds (private sectors, and government have funds allocated for this purpose)USPF fundsYouwin fundsBOI fundsSure-P fundsMSCE funds—CBN
27 Technology Transfer Model R&DTECHNOLOGY INCUBATORSCIENCE /ICTPARKIDEA/PROBLEMOPEN MARKETTTO; TETTO
29 Technopreneurs are entrepreneurs who are into the core businesses involving technology-based industries.They make use of technology to come out with new or innovative products through a process of commercialization.
30 Technopreneurs in Process Innovation Source: US department of Energy innovation and invention
32 Do We HAVE TECHNOPRENEURS IN NIGERIA? NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF TECHNOLOGIST ENGINEERS (NATE)
33 Breeding tech-preneurs within National System of Innovation Parameters of the New NSIThe redesigned NSI is targeted at redefining innovations to go beyond formal R&D parameters but to facilitate the platform of innovative solutions that lead to inclusive growth for the people and by the people;foster an innovation eco-system across domains and sectors to strengthen entrepreneurship;focus on key drivers to ensure sustainability, durability, quality and expand the space for dialogue and discourse on innovation.PLATFORMINCLUSIONECO-SYSTEMDRIVERSDISCOURSEINNOVATION STRATEGYKeywords:Steps, Goal, achievement, process
34 Policy and the Eco-System Human Capital (K-Worker)Law and RegulationsProcess and ManagementFinanceInstitutionsMake SomeGovernmentK-Generation & AcquisitionK-Utilisation &ManagementPeople At LargeBuy SomeGovernmentEnterprisesEnterprisesICT PolicySource:Rahman,2012
36 WEALTH CREation & deployment of technologies National Economic PlanTransformation AGENDAMDGsVISIONGLOBAL, REGIONAL, NATIONAL & GRASSROOTS DEVELOPMENTDevelopmental goals are much more easily achieved when S&T knowledge is created and deployed within the context of the NISScientific Knowledgee.g. ICT
37 CONCLUDING REMARKSInventions through R&D activities need to be properly managed at all levels before they can lead to wealthThe How To are:Creating a strong and virile NISIndividual re-orientationInstitutional re-arrangementFunctional Government-University/Research Institutes-Industry Linkage through Networking: the GIKI modelTechnology TransferIndividuals, Knowledge Institutions, Government and the productive sector all have a critical role to play
38 FINALLY STOP DOWNLOADING …. START UPLOADING STOP IMPORTING …. START CREATINGINVENT NOW AND INNOVATE NIGERIAPOWER UP NOW…NIGERIANS ARE WAITING
39 Vision: To see Nigerian women and youths become ICT literate for National development Mission: To become a leading capacity building Centre in Information Technology for the development of women and youths in Nigeria.OUR ProjectsTargetsAnnual Events DatesChildren ICT Summit tagged e-Innovate NigeriaPrimary and Secondary School StudentsFeb. & MarchLadies IT SUMMIT (LITS)Female students in Tertiary InstitutionsAprilICT Summer Academy Camp (ISAC)Youths (Male and Female)July / Aug & DecemberWomen’s ICT SUMMIT (WITS)All women from 18 years and above in Public and Private SectorSeptemberWomen Leaders Forum (WLF)Wives of local government chairmen, House of Assembly members at states and local government areas in NigeriaQuarterlyAs decided by States and LGAsICT Exchange Programmes in Africa and Western Countries (ISAC Abroad)Youths and WomenAugust / SeptemberWomen’s ICT Development in Abroad Project (WIDAP)Women in Nigeria and DiasporaNovemberGirls in ICT DayITU celebration Day forGirls, Ladies and Womenin ICT24th April yearly
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