The department coordinates Research and Development (R&D) activities, consultancy and technology transfer services to
entrepreneurs and cascades all NARICT developed technologies to end users in all the six Geo-Political zones of Nigeria
through the Outstations and Entrepreneurship Centers.
These Outstations and Entrepreneurship Centers are windows through which NARICT is made visible and
they are spread all over the zones of Nigeria as follows:
The functions of the Outstation:
To market the technologies of NARICT to the end users, entrepreneurs
and intending entrepreneurs, industrialists, governments and government agencies,
tertiary institutions, individuals and the general public.
Collaborate with theses governments, industries, tertiary institutions
like Universities and Polytechnics, Commodity Associations, Cooperative Societies
and leaders of the society in training students and any other individuals and youths
on entrepreneurship skills based on NARICT technologies.
We render consultancy services to existing industries with
the aim of helping them improve on their method of operation to a standard method
of operation, particularly in the areas of environmental impact assessment of the
effluents discharged from their industries. We proffer remediation and join with other
environmental control agencies to monitor, control and enforce the remediation.
We also collaborate with industries in the areas of upgrading of their industries
in terms of providing new machineries and analysis of their products for improvement and
registration with NAFDAC and other regulating agencies.
We assist desiring entrepreneurs in setting up their enterprises
or industries, providing them with the technologies and equipment.
We work with the local Cooperative Societies and Commodity Associations in developing products
through research, that will help them improve on their products, which may be a peculiar problem or
a national problem such as improvement on made in Nigeria goods.
We establish production units in the entrepreneurship centres which produce some of
the NARICT products such as Liquid Detergents, Footballs, essential oils etc and sell same for revenue generation.
Our latest application in the management of each of the geo-political zones is for
the department to identify natural or industrial resources abundant in each zone where they have
a comparative and competitive advantage over others to develop it as a flagship in that zone.
The Department here at the head office carries out general administration
of the Outstations and Entrepreneurship Centres, monitors and controls the activities
and draws up programmes for them and follows up the implementation. The department mentors
and retrains the management of the Outstations and EDCs and uses “sticks” and “carrots” where the need arises.
The department reports to the DG/CEO for any other assignment.