ATU to Launch Incubation Centre and Virtual/Physical Museum
Date: June 27, 2024

The Acting Vice-Chancellor of Accra Technical University (ATU), Professor Amevi Acakpovi, has unveiled ambitious plans to establish a state-of-the-art Incubation Centre and a Virtual/Physical Museum at the university.

He made this announcement during the inaugural Africa Regional Conference and Exhibition on Education and Skills Development, held at the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel in Accra on June 12, 2024.

The proposed Incubation Centre aims to foster innovation and provide essential resources and mentorship for startups, positioning ATU as a pivotal player in nurturing entrepreneurial talent. Meanwhile, the Virtual/Physical Museum will preserve and showcase cultural heritage through immersive and interactive experiences, making history accessible to a wider audience.

“The Incubation Centre will serve as a crucial platform for nurturing new ideas and supporting emerging businesses,” stated the Acting Vice-Chancellor. “It is our hope that this project will attract significant support and assistance to help bring it to fruition, ultimately benefiting the broader community,” he said. The Acting Vice-Chancellor added, “the ATU Virtual/Physical Museum will bridge the gap between the past and the future, offering a unique way to experience our heritage.

He called on the conference participants, stakeholders and well-wishers to support and assist the university to bring these visionary projects to fruition.

The conference, which focused on advancing education and skills development across the continent, was attended by key stakeholders in the education sector, including Honourable Reverend John Ntim-Fordjour, the Deputy Minister for Education. Reverend Ntim-Fordjour highlighted the importance of such initiatives in bridging the gap between education and practical skills, ultimately contributing to national development.

The ATU Incubation Centre and the Virtual/Physical Museum are set to become significant assets, not only for the university but also for the broader community, providing a platform for innovation and a repository for cultural preservation. As these projects progress, they are expected to attract further investment and interest from both local and international partners, fostering a collaborative environment for growth and learning.

The Acting Vice-Chancellor was presented a citation for his contributions to the success of the conference.

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Date: June 27, 2024