A regional work shop with a theme of “Technology transfer for Economic Development of the Region” was held from June 5 – 7, 2017 with the presence of Federal TVET Agency Director, Mr. Nigusse Gebre and other regional and federal higher officials.

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The workshop was organized by Ethiopian Institute of Technology-Mekelle Mekelle University, Federal TVET Agency and Tigray region TVET Bureau in collaboration. It was started with opening speeches from President of Mekelle University, Dr. Kindeya G/hiwot and the Head of Tigray TVET Bureau, Dr. Mulugeta.


The work shop has an objective of creating a strong linkage among University, TVET institutions, Research Institutions, and Industries for successful, demand driven and problem solving technology transfer activities. More than 80 Participants from industries, Universities, TVET Poly Technic Colleges and government offices of the region from Federal TVET agency and five other regions representatives are participating in the workshop.

The participants have also paid a visit to Wukro Agricultural College and the new Meles Zenawi Technology Campus of MU.