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Welcome to Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer Office (IPTTO)

Director’s Statement

The IPPTO has been in existence within the confines of Centre for Innovation, it was however upgraded as a Directorate here in the University of Nigeria Nsukka in November 2016 with the appointment of a Director by the initiative of the Vice-Chancellor. This is in keeping with the ideals of NOTAP, and as obtains in other Universities. The IPTTO of the University of Nigeria Nsukka is to become a foremost resourceful institutional intellectual property manager with a proven track record of large, rewarding intellectual properties portfolio harnessed from the university, and a virile bridge for fostering strong university-industry alliance for mutual socioeconomic benefits. Our mission is to promote qualitative original research through sensitization, to foster strong collaboration between university and industry, provide patents registration and acquisition service, promote robust patent policy and drive commercialization of products of patents and innovations for sound economic rewards.

History

In pursuit of the global goal of national transformation through technological and industrial revolution, the Federal Government of Nigeria established the National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP) as a parastatal of the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology. NOTAP, in addition to some other functions, was to serve as the facilitating agency to manage and foster technology transfer, promotion of indigenous technology, commercialization of research and development (R&D) results, and assisting Universities with the processes of patenting products of original research and creative activities. To achieve these goals, NOTAP has accordingly promoted the establishment of Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer Offices in Nigerian Universities and R&D Institutions in Nigeria to work in collaboration with it and serve as its institutional offices. The Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer Office (IPTTO) of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka is a directorate created to promote and manage the University Intellectual Property Portfolio, which includes patents, copyrights, designs and trademarks. The IPTTO also serve to enhance the ease of transfer and localization of Technologies across science and non-science disciplines. Thus, the IPTTO positions itself as a bridge between the research disciplines of the University and cognate Industry partners.