NCRST awards innnovative students

08 Sep 2017 10:10am
WINDHOEK, 08 SEP (NAMPA) – Innovative students from various tertiary institutions in Namibia were awarded certificates on Thursday for their entrepreneurial thinking and for their promotion and development of efficient solutions to various industrial problems.
The students from the University of Namibia (UNAM), Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) and the International University of Management (IUM) were given the awards by the National Commission on Research Science and Technology (NRCST) for their participation in the second project of Demola Namibia.
Demola is a Finnish initiative that operates in 11 countries globally and facilitates co-creation of projects between businesses, university students and researchers.
Speaking at the awarding ceremony, NCRST’s acting Chief Executive Officer, Enid Keramen said prior to its mandate, NCRST was working in line with the national sustainable development goals by finding solutions to industrial problems through the youth’s mind skills.
The 10 students were divided into two groups that had to find solutions to industrial problems, which business organisations can then use to solve the challenges they experience.
The two industrial problems which the students had to find solutions for were: ‘how to attract investment opportunities; and how to interact smartly within organisations’.
At the event, the first group made a presentation on how they can improve the Keetmashoop Municipality’s landfill site while the second group showed how companies can find effective ways of disseminating information within organisations by interacting smartly.
NCRST partnered with Demola in February 2016 to implement the concept in Namibia.