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NATIONAL TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION FAIR KICKS OFF

A Two-day National Technology Innovation Fair set to address the challenges faced by innovators of using local grown solutions to manage their inventions across the country has kicked off in Lusaka.

The Fair also aims at identifying the innovations that will promote technologies transfer and bring technology seekers and users together to improve quality production of goods and services.

According to National Technology Business Centre (NTBC) Director Chitundu Kasase the Fair has drawn participates from 6 provinces and are competing in different technologies that will enable them get recognition through appreciation of their innovative initiatives.

Participants have come from six province that includes Southern, Copperbelt, Luapula, Northern, Western and Lusaka.

The Fair has been organized by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Ministry of Higher Education, NTBC and the Zambia Information Technology Communication Authority (ZICTA) and is being held at the Mulungushi international Conference Centre in Lusaka.

More than 300 innovators had applied from six provinces only 50 were selected to compete and 20 will be awarded in various categories.

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Written by Felix Nkinke

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