The Federal Ministry of Science and Technology established the National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP) as an Agency with a vision and statutory mandates to facilitate technology transfer, stimulate the promotion of indigenous technology and develop local technological capability. The increasing awareness about the importance of collaboration between Industries and Universities/Research Institutions as a source of expert support for products, services and policy development necessitated the establishment of Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer Office (IPTTO) by NOTAP.
The Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer Office (IPTTO) was established on the 25th April 2012 was officially commissioned on the 17th January 2018 by the National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP). The office is a service unit of the Nigerian Defence Academy, obliged to interact with all Faculties, Departments and Research Centers synergizing and promoting the ‘Triple Helix Model’, and promote application of original research findings for public interest. The main thrust of the office is to sensitize and create awareness about opportunities that exist in original research and facilitate patent rights acquisition through linkage with NOTAP and assisting researchers and inventors in owning their creativities.
Among other things, we sensitize and create awareness about opportunities that exist in original research and facilitate patent rights acquisition through linkage with NOTAP and assisting academics in processing applications of patent rights.
The mandate of the office includes the followings:
- Encourage creative activities and promote the protection of Intellectual Property (IP).
- Promote interaction and strengthen the linkage between the Academy and Industries.
- Develop an appropriate intellectual Property Rights framework through patenting, copyright and technology licensing.
- Support the Academy’s initiative in evolving patent culture.
- Develop a system of incentives and reward that encourages individual researcher to be involved in partnerships.
- Facilitate the utilization of Intellectual Property system and enable researchers use IP system as a source of scientific and technology information.
- Facilitate the process of patenting products and commercialization of original research and creative activities.