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The Innovation & Innovator Cell (IIC) development under Public-Private Partnership
Project Information
Project Name:
The Innovation & Innovator Cell (IIC) development under Public-Private Partnership
Research & Development (R&D)
Ministry of Education
Implementing Agency:
The IIC – Innovation & Innovator Cell, KUET
Khulna, Bangladesh
Estimated Capital Cost:
< $6m
> $500m
Cabinet Committee for Economic Affairs approved the project on August 09, 2017
Innovation can make a difference in addressing urgent developmental challenges. The transfer and, when necessary, adaptation of technologies developed in emerging markets can often contribute significantly to attain these challenges. Substantial research efforts are needed to find solutions that address other global challenges.

Industry experts recommend that national and international research as well as the goals and objectives of these works should be commercialized and industrialized in order to ensure sustainability. The best way to realize the commercial impact of these researches is to create an “Innovative Industrial Environment”.

To support the activity, government is proposing to work in partnership with the private sector in order to commercialize innovations and inventors, thereby helping government to enhance economic efficiency and productivity.

The IIC – Innovation & Innovator Cell at Khulna University of Engineering & Technology is the first institutional backbone in Bangladesh for developing technology transfer and innovation management of national STI (Science, Technology and Innovation) and IP (Intellectual Property) development and its commercialization, industrialization and internationalization.
The objective is to develop national inventions and innovations and to commercialize these inventions and innovations with private sector partners through the IIC, KUET.
Project Scope:
  • Capacity building, technology transfer, business development, policy and IP management activities for the development of the IIC in Bangladesh.
  • Cross-border research and technology development partnership with international SME markets.
Indicative Timing:
Development Period: 2016 - 2018
Procurement Period: 2018 - 2026
The project is in development phase.

Muhammad Muklesur Rahman
Director (Admin)
Phone: +88 02 55007415
Public Private Partnership Authority
Prime Minister's Office
Plot: E, 13-B, 1st Floor, Sherebangla Nagar
Agargaon, Dhaka-1207
Phone: +88 02 55007421
(Last updated 20 February 2024; subject to further revision.)