The National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP), on Wednesday, 24th July, 2019, commissioned an Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer Office (IPTTO) at the Bayero University Kano (BUK).
NOTAP has established a number of IPTTOs in Universities, Polytechnics and Research Institutions across Nigeria. The IPTTOs are designed to develop a robust intellectual Property Rights portfolio through patenting, copyright, technology licensing in order to support the Institution’s initiative in developing patent culture. The IPTTO also sets into motion the formal system of incentives and reward that encourages individual researcher to be involve in partnerships.
Bayero University reports that the Director-General, Dr. Dan’Azumi M. Ibrahim, who was represented by the Director, Consultancy Services, Dr. Adamu Tandama, said NOTAP “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.”
“…NOTAP systematically tracks the inflow of technology into Nigeria and strategises for its adaptation and domestication. It also coordinates Nigeria’s initiatives in technology transfer; evaluation and registration of technology transfer agreements; promotion of innovation, patenting & intellectual property; technology advisory and support services; commercialisation of R&D results; research-industry linkage; production of compendium management information system; publication of project profiles on R&D results, among others.”
NOTAP was established by Decree No. 70 of 1979, amended by Decree No. 82 of 1992 now referred to as NOTAP Act cap 268 LFN 1994. NOTAP is an Agency of the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology (FMST), Nigeria.