Science, Technology and Innovation

  • Science Technology and Innovation

    This Division is led by a Director and has two Sections:-

    1. Research and Development Section; and
    2. Science and Technology Section

    Objective

    To provide policy and guidelines on research and development (R&D), innovation with the focus to transform the country into knowledge based society.

    Functions

    1. To formulate and review science, technology, innovation and research policies, guidelines and standards and monitor their implementation;
    2. To promote innovations and application of science and technology in the country;
    3. To create conducive environment for science, technology and innovation research in the country;
    4. To develop professional staff on science and technology in liaison with relevant ministries/sectors;
    5. To establish and oversee the institutes of science and technology in the country;
    6. To formulate and coordinate the implementation of national innovation system;
    7. To stimulate industry and private sectors to increase its investment in S&T development and Innovation and;
    8. To establish and operationalize a National Research fund management;

     

  • Research and Development Sections

     

    This Section is led by an Assistant Director, and performs the following activities:-

    1. Formulate and review a national research policy and monitor its implementation;
    2. Promote the development of the research knowledge and human capital in research;
    3. Promote the appropriate use of research resources through strategic institutional planning, collaboration among institutions and between sectors;
    4. Support competitive research activities relevant to industry, and private sectors for socio- economic development;
    5. Initiate and coordinate the development of the national Research Agenda (NRA);
    6. Develop and coordinate research and development strategy, research dissemination and application;
    7. Facilitate establishment and oversee a national research fund management;
    8. Create conducive environment and system for private sector participation in research;
    9. Develop mechanism for promoting collaboration in research among institutions;
    10. Promote links with industry and business so as to identify needs and resources of these sectors and define relevant research programmes;
    11. Undertake policy research, technology assessment, feasibility and technical studies to foster socio-economic development; and
    12. Facilitate entrepreneurship and business collaboration in research Institutions.

  • Science and Technologies Section

    This Section is led by an Assistant Director and it performs the following activities:-

    1. Formulate and review policies, laws and regulations related to Science, Technology, Innovations, Development and Transfer and monitor their implementation;
    2. Promote the development of legal and regulatory framework for Science, Technology, Innovations Development and Transfer;
    3. Facilitate conducive environment for commercialisation of research outcomes Technology Innovations and Inventions;
    4. Oversee protection of Innovations, Inventions and Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) in the country;
    5. Facilitate and coordinate the establishment of Science Parks, new centres of excellence in science and technology and oversee their effectiveness in the country;
    6. Identify and establish mechanism for promotion of application and acquisition of appropriate technologies;
    7. Facilitate transfer and application of appropriate technologies to public for socio economic development;
    8. Prepare and oversee the implementation of programmes and guidelines for development of innovators/investors in the country;
    9. Facilitate promotion of National, Regional and International cooperation collaboration in research and development, science, technology and innovation;
    10. Facilitate linkages and cooperation among public sector, academia and private sector in the development of science technology and innovation;
    11. Facilitate promotion of human capital development in science, technology and innovation;
    12. Facilitate the mainstreaming of gender issues in science and technology programmes and innovation; and
    13. Oversee the establishment and use of the Innovation Fund.

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  • Name:    Permanent Secretary
  • Address: Block 10
  •               College of Business Studies and Law
  •               University of Dodoma (UDOM)
  •               P.O.Box 10
  •               Dodoma
  • Tel:        +255 26 296 3533
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