Association urges commercialisation of research findings for revenue generation

“The commercialisation of research findings in the area of Polymer Science and Technology can be a viable alternative to other sources of revenue generation.

 

The African Association of Polymer Scientists and Engineers (AAPSE), has called for commercialisation of research findings as a viable alternative to revenue generation.

Prof. Paul Mamza, AAPSE’s pioneer president made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Friday in Ibadan.

Mamza, who is a professor of Polymer Science and Technology at the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, said that commercialisation of research findings would translate scientific and technological findings into impactful societal solutions.

“The commercialisation of research findings in the area of Polymer Science and Technology can be a viable alternative to other sources of revenue generation.

“Polymers are fast replacing traditional materials due to its low cost of production and high technical advantage.

“Nations can key-into the concept of the diversification of the economy through investments in the area of polymer.

“The issue of proper disposal of waste plastics and utilisation must be tackled head-on. That is what the association is set to achieve,’’ he said.

Mamza said that the association also sought to improve the socio-economic status of African economies through polymer technology.

“The major aim, vision and mission of the association are on exchange of ideas between the different polymer professionals across Africa.

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“We seek to get the governments to involve the professionals in policy formulations and implementations, ensuring world-best practices in the teaching, applications and production of all polymer materials across the African continent,” he said.

The professor said that the commercialisation of research work was an important driving force for wealth creation and development.

“I was elected the Pioneer President to kick-start the enrolment of members across the African continent and initiate activities such as workshops, symposia and conferences.

“The purpose of which is on education and application of polymer science, technology and engineering in the African continent in order to improve the socio-economic status of our economies through polymer technology,’’ he said.

 

 

(NAN)

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