The Namibian Science, Technology and Innovation Information Centre (iCenter) is established under section 5, subsection (1)(n) of the Research, Science and Technology Act of 2004, (Act no. 23 of 2004) and is one of the flagship programs within the National Commission on Research, Science and Technology (NCRST).
iCenter is a web-based interactive platform that provides easy access to national and international information services pertaining to Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) related activities in support of the knowledge economy development. More broadly, this platform facilitates information and knowledge exchange across research institutions, the industry, researchers, innovators, policy makers and the public nationally, regionally and internationally.
As a knowledge and information exchange platform, this platform encourages the promotion and application of research and innovation to create value that serves our businesses, markets and the wider needs of our society.
Furthermore, with this platform, users can create their profiles and safely upload their CVs, projects, publications, share their stories and achievements. The users profile will be published on the iCenter with the aim of showcasing users profile and to encourage open research and innovation collaborations.
Our core functions are:
Other functions include efforts to conduct foresight studies on issues that are important to our society; issues such as the effects of global warming, health, water and energy with the aim of galvanizing action from relevant experts and stakeholders to established R&D and Innovation focus areas to address the issues identified through the application science, technology and innovation.
Our main objectives are:
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