- Technology transfer and business development directorate is organized under the investment and technology sub sector of the Food, Beverage and Pharmaceutical Industries development Institute.
- The directorate mainly performs technology transfer and business development works for the sector industries and medium and it also consults major technology and systems for investors, small and medium enterprises.
- The directorate constitutes the following major working teams.
- Small and Medium industries development team.
- Technology transfer and consultation team.
- Business incubation development team.
- Intellectual property protection team.
SMALL AND MEDIUM INDUSTRIES DEVELOPMENT TEAM
- Introduces and promote new and improved technologies for Small and Medium industries
- Selects and Provides consultation service on improved technologies for Small and Medium industries
- Provides training and capacity building programs to improves the knowledge gap for Small and Medium industries
- Organize teams to conduct studies and research and development activities on new and improved technologies to enhance production and productivity of Small and Medium industries
BUSINESS INCUBATION DEVELOPMENT TEAM
- Select and organize business and research and development activities for entrepreneurs and higher education graduates who are engaged on food, beverage pharmaceutical sector
- Provide business capacity building, training and development programs for entrepreneurs and higher education graduates
- Provide an incubation center for entrepreneurs and higher education graduates with financial and technical support
- Provides all rounded support for entrepreneurs who are conducting/ developing research and development activities on the incubation center
TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER AND CONSULTATION TEAM
- Introduces and promote new and improved technologies developed from the institute, from other Universities, Institutes, TVET's and research that improve the sectors' production and productivity.
- Introduces and promote new and improved technologies developed and monitor their effectiveness, efficiency and compatibility
- Gather, organize, disseminate and deliver technology information to customers/ investors
- Provide Consultancy services on technologies and systems selections for investors, industries, for expansion projects and new projects
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY PROTECTION TEAM
- Support the sectors innovations and inventions to be registered on intellectual property office
- Support the sectors technological and system innovations and inventions to be registered on intellectual property office
- Gather, organize, disseminate and deliver registered intellectual property innovations and inventions data and information
The main customers of the directorate are the following
- Cereals and pulses processing directorate
- Fruit and vegetables processing directorate
- Edible oil processing directorate
- Sugar and Confectionery processing directorate
- Beverage processing directorate
- Food, Beverage and Pharmaceutical packaging directorate
- Pharmaceutical Industry development sector
- Food parks and industry zones development directorate
- Human resource and finance directorates
- Food, Beverage and Pharmaceutical and packaging industries
- Food, Beverage and Pharmaceutical medium and small enterprises
- Federal and regional bureaus
- Universities, Institutes ,TVET's and research centers
- Other governmental and non-governmental developmental offices
- Ministry of science and technology
- Federal small and medium industries development agency
- Ethiopia Intellectual property office