The National Technology Business Centre

The Ministry established the National Technology Business Centre in 1999 to promote, market and facilitate technology transfer. The Centre is managed by a Management Board with representatives from the Ministry, the National Science and Technology Council, Zambia Association of Manufacturers, Small Enterprise Development Board, Zambia Association for Women in Science and Technology and eminent person in scientific research and development from the private or public institution

The Chairperson and Vice Chairperson are elected by the members of the Board amongst themselves. The Management Board appoints the Director who is the Chief Executive of the Centre. The regulations that govern the operations of the Centre are under the Statutory Instrument No.136 of 1999

The functions of the Centre are:

1. Provide information on transfer of technology and services;
2. Provide database, on technology and on-line data banks;
3. Provide information on technology and services;
4. Act as a liaison institution for search and marching of prospective parties for transfer of technologies;
5. Evaluate the relevance of imported technologies and assess their environmental impact;
6. Provide advisory services in engineering and process design to accompany the marketing and commercialisation of prototypes;
7. Set up and maintain a business development fund for the needy entrepreneurs;
8. Promote women in science and technology;
9. Promote locally developed technologies

The Director
National Technology Business Centre
Government Building
P. O. Box 51310 RW
Lusaka, Zambia
Fax: 260-1-222370


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