National Committee on Technology Transfer and Science Competitions (NCTTSL)

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Promote, support, coordinate, and regulate intellectual property, technology acquisition, diffusion, and commercialisation; and promote public understanding of science, engineering, mathematics and technology.

 Terms of Reference

  1. Promote public private-partnership in technology transfer and acquisition;
  2. Institutionalize national and regional awards to promote technological innovations;
  3. Develop guidelines for technology transfer and commercialization;
  4. Train entrepreneurs/business community in technology negotiation and licensing agreements;
  5. Create mechanisms for tracking technology developments worldwide;
  6. Identify and assess technologies and alert stakeholders of potential opportunities and threats thereby recommending strategic interventions and options;
  7. Stimulate and carry out awareness promotion programmes on intellectual property (IP) and technology innovation among researchers, inventors and the business community;
  8. Lobby for curriculum review to incorporate technological development and application;
  9. Establish technology parks and incubation centres;
  10. Institutionalize and strengthen technology transfer offices in Universities and R&D institutions to facilitate patenting; and
  11. Develop programmes for strengthening capacity in technology transfer;
  12. Source funding for technology transfer and science awards.


  1. Malawi National Examinations Board
  2. Copyright Society of Malawi
  3. Registrar General Department
  4. Bunda College (Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources)
  5. Malawi Industrial Research and Technology Development Centre (Malawi University of Science and Technology)
  6. Malawi Confederation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry
  7. Malawi Polytechnic
  8. Malawi Entrepreneurs Development Institute
  9. Department of Technical and Vocational Training
  10. Department of Agricultural Research Services
  11. Ministry of Education Science and Technology (Department of Inspectorate and Advisory Services)