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On 29th September, 2020, the Council of the NM-AIST conducted its Normal meeting today 25th September 2020 to deliberate for the institutional development.
Prior to, the Council members had training on finance and procurement related matters, the training was followed by a tour which took place on the 24th September.
Among others, the Council received a recently developed Tengeru Campus Masterplan and had some substantial inputs especially on ensuring that the masterplan indicates the core job of Research and Innovation and its consequent of commercialization. Thereafter, Prof. Hulda Swai presented about Data-Driven Innovation (DDI) incubation Centre. The Council members appreciated a wonderful job done by the centre especially taking innovation to the real world through outreach and the contena factory design approach and other efforts made by the institution through its schools, centres, departments, units up to individuals.

Thereafter, the Council members visited the Incubation centre and were able to get informed of the progress and activities undertaken by the Incubation centre through a presentation by Mr. Joseph Swai the IP office Manager, and Research and Innovation Coordinator, Dr. Edna Makule. The Chairman of the Council, Prof. Joseph Rwegasira Buchweishaija appreciated the good job done by the Vice Chancellor and the entire Management in only almost two years since when the new leadership assumed its Responsibilities. Prof. Buchweishaija directed the Management to put clear procedures and formalities on how the institution should start benefiting from the innovation taking place.

''.......I am very happy to see the good job you are doing here and this is what was intended when the authorities thought of establishing this institution, but my worry is... I don't see why we need to sit again and discuss how the institution should benefit from the innovations which come out of its workforce. If someone has done their research under the support of the institution in terms of intellectual and physical resources, they should know that, such innovation is the property of the institution, they only thing to be done is to put clear the shares among actors including the institution...'' He added Prof. Buchweishaija.

The next visit point was at Maksoro water project's tanks and the water source, here Prof. Joseph Rwegasira and all members ware impressed by the efforts made on undertaking such a cost-effective initiative of reliable water to the institution. Members of the Council also applauded the management for this job.

Finally, the Council visited Karangai area, they were able to see the efforts made by the management and students to safeguard the area by planting more than 200 trees along the boundaries of the institutional land and other security measures the chairman argued the Management to continue developing the land and set a budget in order to create an appetite for its intended core uses including attracting potential investors.

On behalf of the Management and entire Community, he Vice chancellor, Prof. Emmanuel Luoga thanked the Chairman and entire Council members for the though appreciation and wise directives for continued improvement, he promised to implement all the directives for the better future of the institution.

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