R&D to go commercial
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CTA. 1998. R&D to go commercial. Spore 73. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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After more than a quarter of a century of intense research, the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE), has developed a range of research and development (R&D) products for application in agriculture, livestock development and...
After more than a quarter of a century of intense research, the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE), has developed a range of research and development (R&D) products for application in agriculture, livestock development and human health. These products will soon be undergoing large-scale production and marketing, entirely as a business venture within the ambience of an innovative TechnoPark situated in Nairobi, Kenya. The ICIPE TechnoPark is set to be a prime environment for innovation and entrepreneurial development based on firm linkages between the private sector and R&D institutions. The park will provide fully equipped, modern and state-of-the-art incubation centres for production and upscaling and will support the enterprise by charging affordable rates. It will provide important services which will enable the enterprises to strengthen their profitability base. These services will include quality standardization and improvements in the production processes such as the reduction in waste generation and the use of energy. The park will enable participants to benefit from centralized services that will assist them to compete effectively in niche markets. The services will include market and feasibility studies, consumer surveys, promotional activities and access to the global market through the latest communication channels such as satellite and the Internet. The ICIPE TechnoPark will further enable industrial participants to benefit from interaction with similar high-tech undertakings and benefit from the Science and Technology (S&T) support of world class scientists based at the ICIPE Research Centre. ICIPE will be collaborating with national and regional R&D institutions and universities in implementing the park. Dr J Ochieng'-Odero Research-Industry Relations ICIPE PO Box 30772 Nairobi, KENYA