Technology innovation and adaptation

Technology innovation and diffusion will continue to spearhead promotion and establishment of small industries in rural and urban areas especially in utilization of abundant resources available in particular district or region. Technologies to be developed and/or innovated will be geared towards solving specific production problems that hinder building the competitiveness of the SMEs. It will address issues that are related to new product development, incremental product and process innovation and processes of producing the product or delivering the services.
Promotion of innovative programme will include, needs assessment, sensitization and support operation of the programme. SIDO will support the programme through identification of technological challenges in products/technology development and innovation and provide solutions to entrepreneurs so as to stimulate value addition of local resources, use of science/innovation researches, and self employment of graduates and improvement of indigenous technologies