Launch of Innovation Hub at National University of Science and Technology
His Excellency the President and Chancellor of all State Universities commissioned the Innovation Hub on the 8th November 2019. The Innovation Hub will incubate brilliant ideas from students and staff before they are developed into new business enterprises.
Government is spearheading the country’s economic transformation with institutions of higher learning playing a leading role. This thrust has seen the Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education, Innovation, Science and Technology Development introducing Education 5.0 (teaching, research, community engagement, innovation and industrialisation) whose aim is to produce goods and services as opposed to just churning out graduates who have no capacity or entrepreneurial skills to create jobs.
Government has already commissioned the University of Zimbabwe and Midlands State University’s innovation hubs and the President has reiterated that universities should drive the transformational trajectory towards an upper middle-income economy by 2030.