The Innovation Unit of Center for Excellent Training & Consultancy (CETraC) provides guidance, direction, capacity building and advisory services on issues of innovation and intellectual property (IP) development to help meet the strategic needs of Center for Excellent Training & Consultancy (CETraC) in particular and national development objectives and goals in general. The Unit plays a pivotal role in developing and promoting the implementation of innovation and intellectual property plans, strategies and well-tested business models for sustainable growth and national development.
Expressly, the Unit works with other departments at Center for Excellent Training & Consultancy (CETraC) and in collaboration with local and international partners to help:
- Develop and harness new and existing knowledge, innovations and intellectual property tools to meet the needs of diverse groups of clients including the vulnerable and marginalized groups in the society and to help address the needs of the environment.
- Sensitize businesses and stakeholders to take advantage of the innovation and IP systems already in place in the country and seek ways to exploit innovation and IP systems in place in other countries for business and economic successes.
- Undertake capacity building activities and projects to promote innovation and IP best practices and business models that attract investments to key economic sectors, and jobs- and revenue-generating areas in Ghana.
- Promote innovation and IP rights education, training and awareness among stakeholders including government agencies, investors, civil society, businesses and other groups as necessary in the country.
The overarching goal for the Innovation Unit is to promote the development, adaptation and exploitation of new and existing knowledge, innovations and intellectual property systems across the formal and informal sectors of the economy to help boost national productivity and quality of lives of people in all segments of the society in order to ensure sustainable growth and socio-economic development of the country.