The Ghana-India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT (AITI-KACE) and the Institute of Research, Innovation and Development of the Kumasi Technical University (IRID-KsTU) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to conduct joint research and implement technology-based solutions in Ghana.
The agreement seeks to promote research, development and practical training on the campuses of the two institutions in Kumasi, Sunyani, Bolgatanga and Accra.
Particularly, the MOU focuses on joint research and innovation development, academic programs and provision of IT solutions and innovations. With technology playing an increasingly critical role in every aspect of our lives, the institutions recognize the need to speed up the provision of digital solutions.
The Director–General of AITI-KACE, Dr. Collins Yeboah-Afari, expressed his gratitude toIRID-KsTU for the cooperation and was hopeful that the partnership would help provide technology based solutions to the gaps identified in the socio-economic living of Ghanaians. “I would like to thank you on behalf of AITI-KACE for your cooperation with us. It is a great pleasure for us to become partners with a similar goal”
“Partnering with AITI-KACE to run both IRID-KsTU and AITI-KACE courses on campuses will allow us provide the very best technology based solutions to the gaps identified.” said Dr. Smart Sarpong, Director of IRID-KsTU. He also indicated that “Together, working as a team, we will unlock the potential of digital transformation in our country since we share a common goal”.
The two are also expected to award joint certificates to students who successfully complete programmes on either of the partner campuses. Both IRID-KsTU and AITI-KACE shall jointly and severally own all inventions, discoveries, development and innovations made by both parties.-ENDS
ABOUT THE GHANA-INDIA KOFI ANNAN CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE IN ICT (AITI-KACE)
Ghana-India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT (AITI-KACE) is Ghana’s first Advanced Information Technology Institute with a world-class research facility focusing on innovating products and services for individual and institutional advancement.
ABOUT INSTITUTE OF RESEARCH, INNOVATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE KUMASI TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY (IRID-KSTU)
Institute of Research, Innovation and Development of the Kumasi Technical University (IRID-KsTU) is an institute established to promote and encourage innovative applied research, technology transfer and commercialization through collaboration with other Universities, Research Centres, Industry and the general public.
Ghana-India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT