NOTAP & Technology Transfer in Nigeria

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NLIPW Patents Law Volume 1 Number 7


(NOTAP & Technology Transfer in Nigeria)

July 3, 2013

Content Sources

  1. World Intellectual Property Organization
  2. World Intellectual Property Organization
  3. Isaac Nwaedozie’s Website

Assisting SMEs to Make Effective Use of Patent Information: The NOTAP Case

This article looks at Nigeria’s National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP), which is an agency under the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology, responsible for the acquisition, promotion and development of technology in Nigeria.

Specifically, the article looks at the support services NOTAP offers to Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) including acting as a patent agent and assisting inventors in commercializing their research. Read more

Nigeria’s Experiences in Technology Collaboration by Dr. D. A. Okongwu, Former Director General, National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP), November. 8, 2006

This workshop was organized by the National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP) with the support of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

The workshop traces the background of technology acquisition in Nigeria and examines the functions and activities of NOTAP. The workshop also explores some of the guidelines for technology transfer and registration of technology transfer agreements in Nigeria.

A detailed analysis of technology inflows into Nigeria is provided together with a breakdown of financial savings on technology transfer agreements registered by NOTAP between 1980 and June 2006. Read more

Overview of Foreign Technology Transfer Efforts in Nigeria (2000-2010): NOTAP’s Perspective by Mr. Isaac M. Nwaedozie

This paper was presented at a workshop in May 2012, organized by the Centre for Science and Technology of the Non-allied and Other Developing Countries (NAM S&T CENTRE).

The paper highlights intellectual property rights and trade and technology transfers in Nigeria. It also looks at the establishment of the Intellectual Property Technology Transfer Offices (IPTTOs) in research institutions in Nigeria and explores NOTAP’s impact on technology transfer.

The paper recommends the provision of a national technology transfer policy; for the inclusion of additional science and technology education at all levels of education; and for national and international R&D collaboration and scholarships. Read more

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