According to the Secretary of State for Science, Technology and Innovation, Domingos da Silva Neto, the cooperation program signed in 2020 between the Angolan Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESCTI) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Angola is a mechanism for promoting innovation and entrepreneurship in higher education institutions.
"University incubators must contribute to the creation and development of 'start-ups', micro, small and medium-sized sustainable companies, fostering entrepreneurship and employment, technology transfer and innovation, thus contributing to the development and growth of the country", said the ruler.
The strategic partnership between MESCTI and UNDP, within the scope of the memorandum signed in 2020, was analyzed this Thursday, in Luanda, when the results of the "Study on Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Angola" were presented.
Based on the cooperation objectives, the Secretary of State underlined, in addition to the study and technical assistance for the creation of university incubators, the partnership also allowed the creation of a technology transfer and innovation network, called "Inova.ao". .
A strategic plan for university incubators was also developed during the last three of the partnership, which also allowed the creation of incubators at the Mandume Ya Ndemufayo and 11 de Novembro universities, having benefited from computer material.
Domingos da Silva Neto also highlighted that the strategic plan of university incubators "is a concrete initiative, which integrates the particularities of university incubators to carry out changes that lead to the generation of future business".
The partnership was also signaled by the UNDP resident representative in Angola, Edo Stork, guaranteeing constant support for the authorities' actions and initiatives for the sustainable growth of the economy.