NUST paves an innovative future

Junior Kapofi
The Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) handed over offices to the AiRRhow project last week.

The offices will be made available to an AiRRhow and NUST team of experts to plan and execute their assigned tasks, culminating in the establishment of the centre of excellence for civil aviation in Keetmanshoop, ||Karas Region, John Mutorwa, the minister of works and transport, said.

He said mutual interest in innovation, research, development and education should stand out.

Mutorwa said the ministry, as well as Finnish university Tampere University, "undertake to cooperate with NUST in research and development to build capacity on training and education for civil education."

To position Finland as a global leader in aviation education and training, top aviation specialists in Finland created the AiRRhow partner alliance. They offer affordable solutions for all training needs and offer aviation education and training around the world.

Additionally, their campus has a living lab, offering a practical setting for testing new ideas. They have outstanding interdisciplinary knowledge as they assemble top experts from various fields to create the aviation of the future.


Also last week, NUST and Demola Global Hub signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the launch of the Demola Global Hub. This collaboration will see NUST students invited to be part of Demola Global teams, which are facilitated by Demola Global experts, stated Ville Kairamo, chief executive officer of Demola Global.

The hub will connect Namibian students and companies to global innovation and will be used as an idea-sharing experience.

Kairamo said that he chose Namibia, and in particular, NUST, because he saw where they were headed innovatively, especially after taking a look at the MTC innovation centre located at the High Tech Transfer Plaza (HTTP).

The enterprise section of MTC has created a real location for digital and physical tools that will bear the fruits of innovation.

This technology aims to lead the digital transformation of smartphones and smart city projects by incubating enterprise-based services on everything from comprehensive fibre internet to digital cloud computing.