Addis Ababa February 9, 2017 Supporting the industry sector with proper science and technology products is important to ensure sustained growth in the sector, Minister of science and technology Getahun Mekuria said.
While opening a national workshop on scientific and technological innovations in Mekele town in Northern Ethiopia, the Minister said supporting the industry sector with proper technologies is vital to realize sustainable growth.
The Minister said that priority has given to science and technology innovations since recently.
The efforts of the government to develop ICT center in the outskirts of Addis Ababa, encouraging youth innovators as well as attracting anchor companies in the area, are among the activities the government is carrying out.
Deputy President of the state of Tigray, Dr. Addisalem Balema on his part said that limited attention was given to the advancement of science and technology during the previous years, but it has changed now.
Very limited attempts have been made to build the capacity of young researchers and encourage them to participate in technology innovations, which he said negatively impacts the sector, he added.
280 researchers drawn from institutes of higher learning and officials from various sectors are participated on the two-day workshop