In our part of the world, research is just meant for the classroom and the personal records of people who want to attain higher academic levels. So findings end up collecting dust in shelves. Over the years, many discussions have been held regarding this and finally, something is going to be done about it– the government is set to open the Ghana Innovation and Research Commercialisation Centre.
The facility, according to the Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng would collate the findings conducted by scientists and researchers in the country and facilitate the translation of research findings and other innovations into products and service for commercialisation.
He disclosed this at a consultative forum to discuss fundamental issues and challenges for effective linkages between research-academia and industry.
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The meeting, which brought together researchers and scientists from various institutions, deliberated on the national innovation system of Ghana in relation to technology transfer and commercialisation of research outputs.