NOTAP Director-General, Alhaji Dan-Azumi Ibrahim, said that the agency has the view that developing human capacities, facilities and policies, would ensure that Nigeria moves forward.
'This institution which places high premium on research, also appreciate NOTAP and PZ Cusson for the partnership that gave birth to the event we are witnessing.
While this is indicative of a rising trend, these NOTAP
figures do not indicate a biotechnology or related sector.
He said NOTAP, which has offices in all the tertiary institutions in the country, has helped in the protection of property rights of innovators and inventors in Nigeria.
According to him, innovation all over the world is measured by the number of patents in the country; NOTAP had assisted tertiary institutions to protect their intellectual property rights.
Dr Onu further said that NOTAP now keeps the data of all Nigerian professionals at home and abroad, adding that this would afford them the opportunity to utilize their skills for personal self-improvement and national development.
In 2015 for instance, National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP
) had just six patents, a year after I assumed office, the patents rose to 16, in 2017 it rose to 50 patents, more than triple.
As a lecturer at the Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro, I am using the institution's facilities to carry out the research and the institution is mainly responsible for patenting the innovation through the National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP).
Osore that he was in NOTAP office that the patent certificate of fast-track e-Waste Disposal Device System is ready.
THE Director-General, National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP), Engineer Ibrahim Danazumi, has said that about 50 intellectual properties of Nigerian scientists and investors have been patented under President Muhammadu Buhari-led government.
NOTAP is one of the agencies under the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology.