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Accelerated technology: NASENI unveils four new products

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The Executive Vice Chairman/Chief Executive Officer (EVC/CEO) of the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI), Mr. Khalil Suleiman Halilu has unveiled new solar powered and mobile products as part of his promise to take NASENI’s products to the market.

The products which were presented to the media at the Agency’s headquarters in Abuja on Thursday May 9, 2024 included NASENI Laptop, NASENI Android smartphone, NASENI Lithium battery and NASENI 300watts LED Solar Street Lamp.

Mr. Halilu who briefed the media on the Agency’s activities, achievements in line with NASENI Strategic Launchpad, disclosed that some of the products are already in the market and others have been pre-booked for the rest of the year.

He also recalled that the Agency had, earlier in the year, unveiled its Solar Irrigation System, Electric Keke, electric motorcycle and solar-powered cargo tricycle during the oversight visit by the Senate Committee on NASENI. He said many people wanted to see a Nigeria National Brand and products in the market and NASENI is making efforts to ensure that its branded products are in the market.

The EVC/CEO stated that NASENI is the only purpose-built Agency of the Federal Government aimed at domesticating technology both capital and consumer goods. He said the new management under him has adopted a fastrack approach and is fully interested in Technology Transfer and Commercialization of its research and development (R&D) products, adding that all these efforts are aimed at creating jobs, wealth and reducing import bills for the nation.

According to Halilu, the agency has embarked on its 3C principles of Creation, Collaboration and Commercialization with both public and private sectors strategic partners to ensure that the agency does not only embark on research but to take the products to end users.

“We have identified our partners and also leveraged on existing technology to come up with products that are not only competitive but also market driven. This is to ensure sustainability of the products. We tell the investors to work with us and support industrialization efforts of the country. The key thing we do differently is to take our R&D results (products) to the market.”, he explained.

Some of the achievements and ongoing activities of the Agency highlighted at the briefing included the development of NASENI Proposal Evaluation Portal, NASENI Growth Hacker, NASENI ERP, NASENI eProcurement, NASENI StemBox, NASENI Innovation Hub, PICTT e.g.: Delta2 and DeltHer, amongst others.

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