NOTAP - National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion
The National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP), was established by Decree No. 70 of 1979, amended by Decree No. 82 of 1992 now referred to as NOTAP Act cap 268 LFN 1994. NOTAP is an Agency of the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology (FMST), Nigeria.
NOTAP was established in response to Nigeria’s need to facilitate the emergence of a strong STI system reflective of the desire to evolve a strong economy based on Science and Technology.
Specifically, NOTAP systematically tracks the inflow of technology into Nigeria and strategizes for its adaptation and domestication. It also coordinates Nigeria’s initiatives in technology transfer; evaluation and registration of technology transfer agreements; promotion of innovation, patenting & intellectual property; technology advisory and support services; commercialization of R&D results; research-industry linkage; production of compendium management information system; publication of project profiles on R&D results; promotion and popularization of S&T training and capacity building in schools and tertiary Institutions; promoting industry driven R&D’s in tertiary institutions and research institutions, etc.
NOTAP serves as a functional bridge in sustaining the link between the research community and industry, thus making it a strong anchor for stimulating national development.