Diffusion of innovation and technology from research centers into the industries in Nigeria
MetadataShow full item record
It is not an overstatement to say that technology dictates the rule in the world. Almost every diversity of human life depends on technology. In fact, the quality of global life and the standard of local living have come to be defined by the diffusion of technology. Technology is almost the primary determinant of the quality of life of many people. The more adapted and relevant a technology is to the need of its targeted people, the better it enhances their quality of life. Over the years, the Nigeria government has made deliberate effort toward achieving technological advancement by establishing research and development centres across the country but there has been no remarkable improvement. This research work aims to address the challenges that affect the diffusion of technologies from research centers into the industries in Nigeria, using the Federal Institute for Industrial research, Oshodi (FIIRO) and the Project Development Agency (PRODA), Enugu, as case studies. FIIRO and PRODA are among the foremost research centers in Nigeria. The research institutes were visited to establish the research so far carried out and an analysis was carried out to determine the level of diffusion of these inventions. This research takes a brief look into the level of technological advancement of some other countries other than Nigeria. It is concluded that the diffusion of technology from Nigeria's research centers to industry is indeed poor. A framework is presented in chapter 6 to improve the situation.
- Engineering