THE Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has established a business development office to co-ordinate businesses connected to the university.
Special emphasis will be on the Kumasi Business Incubator (KBI), an initiative of the KNUST and the National Board for Small-Scale Industries (NBSSI) to help grow small-scale businesses in Kumasi.
Mr Ralph Nyadu-Addo, a lecturer of entrepreneurship and small business at the KNUST has been appointed the Business Development Officer for the KNUST business development office.
He told the Daily Graphic that the office would also design and develop programmes that would attract corporate institutions and professional bodies.
Besides, it would initiate and implement fundraising and other public programmes to enhance the products and services of KNUST.
Mr Nyadu-Addo said the office would collaborate with the various colleges of the KNUST to develop mechanisms for communicating and harmonising business, investments and sponsorship opportunities for the university.
“Through these, KNUST seeks to positively brand itself as a centre of excellence in science, technology and business,” he said.
Mr Nyadu-Addo, who holds a Master’s Degree in Small Business Studies from the University of Leipzig, hopes to use the experience he had gathered over the years to build the new office.