During the earliest stage, interaction with the ARTP occurs when the new company is in a virtual stage of development.
The GENESIS Technology Incubator, located in the ARTP, plays an important role as the entry point for tech start-up companies in the Park.
The primary goal of GENESIS is to accelerate the successful development of entrepreneurial companies through business support resources and services developed or facilitated by ARTP management," Stafford said.
The ARTP management supports these affiliates with access to research facilities and equipment necessary to design, test, and optimize emerging technologies prior to scale-up and product launch.
In June 2014, Abou Lo, former director general of ARTP, said that the country was on course to launch MNP by October.
The former ARTP official said he had signed an edict on MNP guidelines in Senegal, including the process of selecting the firm to manage the running of the single platform for it.
When the Enterprise Center opens in early 2010, the ARTP will consist of 285,000 SF, including the GENESIS Technology Incubator, the Innovation Center, the Engineering Research Center (ERC), the High Density Electronic Center (HiDEC) and the National Center for Reliable Electric Power Transmission (NCREPT) and the new building.
Moreover, the UATDF offers essential support services to companies located in the ARTP that entitles them to use University libraries and dining services, fitness center, invitations to scientific, humanities, artistic and cultural lectures, seminars, University workshops, access to students, faculty, facilities and equipment, opportunities to serve as guest lecturers and adjunct professors, and access to University classes at a discount.
The ARTP is supporting more than 250 jobs that boast an average salary of $70,000.
As the region's only knowledge community focused on innovation and technology development in association with the University, the ARTP is rapidly gaining recognition as the center of such enterprises in the region.
Developers One is a partnership between IDEA Partnerships, based in Philadelphia and Great Falls, Va.
CEO Abu Lo announced in June this year that the country had decided to approve proposals laid out by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) adopted in 2007 that require local cellcos to identify who is using their wireless services in order to provide more dependable statistics on the market, boost security and tackle the grey market for phones.