The official commencement of Science, Technology and Innovation Expo 2019 has been scheduled to take place from Monday, January 14 to Friday January 18, 2019 in Enugu State.
The annual event which is being organised by Federal Ministry of Science and Technology is designed to encourage interaction among researchers, innovators and investors with a view to commercialising research results of Nigeria's research and tertiary institutions.
Speaking to Journalists after inspecting the facilities put in place for the event, the Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu said that the Expo will facilitate the growth of indigenous manufacturers and also promote industrialisation in the country.
Products and services
Dr Onu said that the past Expo had enabled many research findings to be commercialised, stating that the Nigerian government is committed to ensuring that research findings that are market-driven and of good quality are converted into products and services.
He recalled that the old vehicle assembly factories in the country packed up due to lack of continuous research.
The Minister said that the government will continue to encourage our investors and inventors to help move the country in a new positive direction of knowledge-based economy.
The event is expected to attract potential investors from different parts of the world and will feature exhibition of research and development results, products and services, researcher/investors forum and special days for States, industrial establishments and institutions.
Source: Voice of Nigeria