A collaborative programme by the Malawi University of Science and Technology (MUST) and Technical, Entrepreneurial and Vocational Training Authority (TEVETA) aimed at identifying and supporting innovations by community members across Malawi, on January 25, 2022 started a two-day induction of its first cohort of 12 innovators.
The innovators have come from a diverse background, ranging from university students to school dropouts but all with brilliant ideas that if supported to commercialization, can change the development landscape of Malawi and beyond.
During the induction, the innovators will be briefed on what the programme is all about, expectation from both parties, the type of support they will get and their working relationship with mentors.
It was presided over by officials TEVETA’s Director of Quality Assurance, Eliot Mulanje and MUST Institute of Industrial Research and Innovation (MIIIRI) Dr David Mkwambisi.
Among others, the innovations are in the areas of energy, health prevention, education, technology, and agriculture.