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SHESTCO set for Silicon Valley – DG


ABUJA – Sheda Science and Technology (SHESTCO) said on Tuesday it was ready to establish a model Science and Technology Park known as SHESTCO Silicon Valley.

The SHESTCO Director-General, Prof. Thomas Sunday, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja.

NAN reports that SHESTCO will be patterned after the Silicon Valley of the South Bay portion of the San Francisco Bay Area in Northern California, U.S.

It is home to many of the world’s largest technology corporations.

It is a leading hub for high-tech innovation and development, accounting for one-third of all of the venture capital investments in the U.S.

Sunday said that the complex would partner with some recognised foreign agencies to fast track the development of the SHESTCO Silicon Valley.

“In the near future, we are going to have meetings with our foreign partners in order to further concretise the execution of the Silicon Valley project.
“Those who have given us their goodwill have promised to cooperate with us,” he said.

According to him, UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), the World Techno-policy Association, and the Polish Government are interested in working with SHESTCO.

“We believe that with the kind of experience that we can gather from these organisations, we can make very good progress in developing the Silicon Valley project at SHESTCO.

He stated that the idea of the Silicon Valley was to use local raw materials to produce things that could be applicable in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector.

“Such as semi-conductor and other products that are applicable in many sectors, including the solar energy generation transmission sector,” he said.

According to him, SHESTCO enables institutions and individual scientists to undertake a wide range of research and development activities.

 The director said that the multidisciplinary nature of the activities undertaken created a truly conducive scientific environment in the complex.

He told NAN that the complex was developing capacity through research and development on how to produce solar cell. (NAN)[eap_ad_3]

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