Centre for Innovation and Technology Transfer holds the 3rd Scientific Writing Workshop

Centre for Innovation and Technology Transfer holds the 3rd Scientific Writing Workshop

MUST Equips and Supports Innovators to strengthen the Innovation Ecosystem to address the Pressing Community Challenges in Uganda

In executing its mandate, the MUST Centre for Innovation and Technology Transfer (CITT) has hosted the 3rd Scientific Writing Workshop from 30th May 2022 to 3rd June 2022 in order to generate solutions to community pressing challenges in areas of health, business, ICT, Engineering, Agriculture and Pharmacology. The Scientific Writing Workshops are a series of activities CITT conducts in fulfilling its mandate of strengthening, nurturing and coordinating the innovation landscape at MUST, strengthen the capacity of Innovators and innovation hubs at Mbarara University of Science and Technology. During the workshop, innovators have been taken through lessons on how to develop competitive concepts, articulate the innovation problems and write fundable proposals with clear problem statements, budgets and business models based on strong commercial viabilities.

Eight teams comprised of MUST staff and students are competing for the 2021/2022 CITT seed grant which will be awarded to 3 innovation teams after undergoing a Project Qualification Requirement (PQR) in June. Previously, 6 innovation teams have benefited from the seed grant through a competitive process and have yielded great prototypes, spinoffs companies and commercialisable ideas.

The innovative training has been led by Dr Medard Twinamatsiko,  Director CITT in conjunction with the CAMTech team led by Dr. Data Santorino, Ms. Nuriat Nambogo, Mr. Martin Mukama and Mr. Amos Nyombi at the Incubation Room, FAST building in Kihumuro Campus. The workshop was opened up on Monday, 30th May, 2022 by Prof. Nixon Kamukama the Deputy Vice Chancellor in charge of Academic Affairs and the Chairperson CITT Board. this workshop brought together a pool of eight innovation teams made up of eighteen participants altogether.

Eighteen (18) participants were taken through sessions on innovative scientific writing skills, problem statement based on the CITT and CAMTech template, citation and referencing, competitive landscape analysis, budgeting, Business Model Canvas and Commercial viability among other sessions.

Participating teams at the Third Scientific Writing Workshop included;

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 A Lip Balm made from 100% natural products Hellen Birungi

Brendah Ainemukama

Crop Residues to feeds conversion


Converting Crop Residue into Valuable Products


Kintu Mugagga

Duncan Sesaazi


Peinzy App

Financial Empowerment Platform


Rennie Bakashaba

Apollo Arikod






Soil Classification Model for Farmers. Jimmy Ssegujja

Wesley Kambale

Plastic Fuel




Conversion of Plastic Waste to fuel Farad Sagala

Derrick Muloogi

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 Automatic Gate Opening for homes Crispus Mubangizi

Ronald Nuwahereza

AgroMarket App


A mobile app that helps find market for Farmers’ produce for innovative organic farming techniques Rashid Muhoozi

Albert Begumanya Mulinzi


Combined Organic Pesticides


Organic Pesticides James Nemeyimana

Mellon Ainembabazi