As the third edition of the Research and Intellectual Expo readies to open next week on
The three-day research extravaganza will run under theme "Research Partnerships for Wealth Creation" and will be held from
The Expo is an initiative of the
It seeks to harness research and intellectual work by Zimbabweans both at home and in the Diaspora for national development.
It also provides a platform for sharing knowledge, networking and collaborating by stakeholders in higher and tertiary education in
Participating institutions include all universities, research and extension centres/institutions, polytechnics, technical colleges, teachers' colleges in
The thrust is to provide a platform from which Zimbabweans would find out about the new research outputs being produced at our national higher and tertiary education institutions.
The inaugural RIE Expo was held in 2011 and has established a reputation as a focal point for new ideas and new practices in research, learning and technological and socio-economic development.
The third edition of the country's premier research and intellectual showcase will be full of fun, presentations, exhibitions and punctuated with dance and musical performances.
"The 2013 RIE Expo builds on the successes of the two previous editions," said Prof
"The support we have received from the Government of
"We guarantee the RIE 2013 Expo will once again take exposition of Zimbabwean innovations to a new level and is a must see for all people of all ages."
Colleges, universities and independent research institutions will showcase diverse outcomes of their research.
The council says the research database will help to raise the visibility of research and help to maximise its input.
"They complement the traditional academic publishing and scholarly communication channels. Live demonstrations on use and functionality of the NRDZ will be done at RIE 2013," the council said.
On the technological front,
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