MESTI trains 50 innovators in the Eastern Region

The project aims to improve the country's public sector performance and effective service delivery

The Ministry of Environment Science and Innovation, funded by the World Bank has organised a week-long training workshop for innovators of the National Innovation Challenge in the Eastern Region to train 50 innovators.

The workshop will provide training on pitching, entrepreneurship, innovation, business model development, market development and promotion, contract management and intellectual property management, with a focus on how to scale up to achieve success during the implementation phase of the program.

The deputy director in charge of policy planning, budgeting, monitoring and evaluation at the Public Sector Reform Secretariat, David Essuman-Mensah, said US$200, 000 has been allocated for the innovators, which is to support market-ready innovation.

“There was a call for entries that was advertised after the launch of the program in October 2023 and the technical committee screened the number to fifty . he said.

Essuman-Mensah said it is expected that the innovators, after the training program, will bring their experience to bear to help in the success of the programme.

The chairman of the technical committee of the National Innovation Challenge, Francis Boateng Agyenim, said the committee is not looking for a highly earned innovation but one that will create wealth within the society.

“We are quite flexible and don’t quote an amount but if we want innovation that will make a huge impact, we will support them.” he noted.

The National Innovation Challenge (NIC) seeks to build a culture of innovation among Ghanaian citizens, inject some energy and ideas into using innovation to create new ideas and ensure that innovations are commercialised.

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