National Innovation Centre inaugurated

KATHMANDU: National Innovation Centre, a centre to promote entrepreneurship among youths and carry out research and development works, commenced its official operation from Friday.

Established under the initiation of Mahabir Pun, a social activist, the centre aims to help capitalise entrepreneurial ideas of youths, work in research and development activities and contribute to national economy. Pun said the centre, along with promoting entrepreneurship and innovation works in the country, will also give due priority to expanding internet services across rural parts of Nepal.

Set up at the premises of Tribhuvan University with an investment of almost Rs 80 million, the centre is currently working on 20 different projects. Pun, who is also the chairman of the centre, said he was able to establish the centre through donations and financial support from public and some foreigners.