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Technovation Day Hailed

HIT successfully hosted the inaugural Technovation Day on Friday 19 June 2015 at the Institute campus.

The Technovation Day was held to showcase research and development outputs, products and services to a wide ranging audience including University academics, high school pupils and practitioners in the field.

Communications and International Relations Director, Tinashe Mutema added that the Technovation Day was held to provide an opportunity for networking and building partnerships with organisations within the same sector, as well as providing a platform for identifying research problems.

Specifically relating to high school pupils, the Technovation Day was held to expose high school students pursuing science subjects to various innovations and developments within the science and technology sector with a view to motivating them to become innovators and wealth creators.

Students were also given the opportunity to interact with individuals within the corporate sector and get information on career opportunities from HIT academics.

Over 1000 high school pupils from across Zimbabwe attended the event.

Gamuchirai Gutu from St Peter's Kubatana High School said she was inspired by the Technovation Day because she learnt about the value and importance of being innovative. She highlighted that the Bio technology department was the most informative part of her tour.

Both Brandon Gonora from St Peter's Kubatana and Mthando Magwaliba from Shungu High School in Kwekwe were impressed with the various technologies on display at the Electronic Engineering Department. "We have been inspired to come up innovations so that we can help our communities," they said.

Vice Chancellor of the Harare Institute of Technology, Engineer Quinton Kanhukamwe said the Technovation Day was meant to expose future scientists and technologists to the various dimensions that science and engineering can take. "This exposure will help them to make a firm commitment to take up engineering and technology as careers," he said.

The Technovation Day was held as part of the 10th Anniversary Commemorations and is set to become an annual event.

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