Business

The Government through the Ministry of responsible for Science and Technology saw it imperative to establish a technology business incubation programme that would primarily focus on the facilitating the development of technology inclined and innovative businesses. The responsibility to establish and implement this incubation programme rested with the National Technology Business Centre. This is in line with the Centre’s mandate to facilitate the commercialisation of products of Science, Technology and Innovation (STI).

 

NTBC embarked on establishing using the Technology Business Incubation Facility to enhance commercialisation, technology development/improvement and facilitate technology transfer, adoption and utilisation by industry. The long awaited dream of onsite incubation became a reality on 28th April, 2017 at Kabwe Institute of Technology where the facility was officially launched by the Permanent Secretary Mr Owen Mgemezulu on behalf of the Minister of Higher Education Hon. Nkandu Luo.

 

For a start, two businesses were commissioned to start operation in the facility. These were, the Mabuyu bao drink project and Muben plastic production. The other two to be incubated in the facility by year end are Mwekatech and Mondie Moringa instant porridge.

 

NTBC is a corporate body created under the Ministry of Higher Education and was established by the Science and Technology Act No. 26 of 1997 and Statutory Instrument No. 136 of 1999. The Centre’s primary function is to promote, market and transfer technologies in the country in order to enhance the utilisation and adoption of appropriate technologies and Innovations to contribute to Industrialisation, economic development and Job creation.

The Centre intends to dispose off/sale its used equipment and machinery which is currently being kept at Kabwe Institute of Technology (KIT) formerly Kabwe Trades Training Institute in Kabwe.  The plant is operational but currently not in use.

The equipment and machinery involved was used for the manufacture of Flux Coated Welding Electrodes with the capacity of 2 Tons per day. The production equipment being considered for sale includes;

No.

Equipment  Name

Quantity

Capacity

1

Mueller Wet Mixer (Flux)

01

50 kg per hour

2

Hydraulic Slag Press

01

5 Horsepower

3

Hydraulic Extrusion Press (Dough Extractor)

01

200 ton

4

Havelock Wire Feeder and accessories (wire dies)

01

450 Metres per minute

5

Transverse conveyor

01

1 metre

6

Brushing and Sanding Equipment with auxiliary Conveyor

01

Double-belt  (2 x 1 inch) x 10 Inch x 150 Inch

7

Electrode Take off Conveyor

01

(2 x 1 Inch) x 10 Inch x 102 Inch

8

Off gas – Electric Oven (complete with Gas burner and Temperature controllers)

01

 

8

Trays    - Wooden and Foam –Take off

-          Steel - drying

 

1000 x 200 mm

1000 x 200 mm

9

Hans Lab. Electrode Concentricity Tester (Microscope)

01

 

10

Printing Series

01

 

 

Closing date for receiving submissions/quotations will be 15th November 2017.

 

For more information contact the Acting Director on mobile no. 097 9 129 696 / 0954117432  or email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..