CPUT awarded 20 000 kilos grant

Dr Michael Twum-Darko, BIIC mission supervisor is over the moon after the Enterprise Innovation and Incubation Centre gained a grant of GBP 20 000 to implement a community-building programme.

The Business Innovation and Incubation Centre (BIIC) has won a grant of GBP 20 000 to implement a community-building programme called Inclusive Technopreneurship Forum/Conference (ITF). The ITF is intended to bring African universities together in 2022 to share research output, learning, teaching and assessment experiences as well as community engagement activities to develop African graduates to become technopreneurs.

That is an extra grant to the GBP 100, 000 granted to the BIIC to implement an inspiring-based pedagogy to develop graduates as technopreneurs – sustainable inclusive industry-linked graduates technopreneurship growth infrastructure. This CPUT/ School of Enterprise and Administration Sciences /BIIC initiated tasks with Manchester Metropolitan College (as a United Kingdom companion) and Snake Nation (Ecosystem Accomplice) have acquired world recognition.

Whereas every taking part Innovation for African Universities (IAU) stakeholder will characteristic on the ITF programme flyer CPUT and Manchester Metropolitan College stay the convener and organiser Institutes, respectively to make sure a accountable sustainability plan within the foreseeable future. The ITF was designed utilizing the Worldwide Convention on Enterprise and Administration Dynamics framework, and the co-partners are Durban College of Know-how , Kwame Nkrumah College of Science and Know-how (Ghana), College of Venda , Kenyatta College (Kenya) and Business companions from FinTech, GovTech, WineTech and Telco world gamers.

“We have now already acquired enquiry from main publishing homes in UK to publish the proceedings of ITF,” mentioned Dr Michael Twum-Darko, BIIC mission supervisor.

Nonetheless, CPUT and Manchester Metropolitan College stay the convener and organiser institutes respectively to make sure a accountable sustainability plan within the foreseeable future.

Dean of School of Enterprise and Administration Sciences, Prof Paul Inexperienced, mentioned the grant was some thrilling information which is aligned to Imaginative and prescient 2030 of One Sensible CPUT.

Business and ecosystem companions will probably be invited to take part and sponsor the annual ITF . Future editions of the annual ITF will probably be deliberate not less than two years prematurely to mitigate any potential dangers related to it. Technical and non-technical keynote audio system wil be invited to the ITF.

A devoted database and e mail updates subscription will probably be explored to determine the world’s first inclusive technopreneurship group of apply (ITCoP) that works collaboratively with the IAU CoP.