By Tendai Guvamombe ( Harare)
The country’s leading service provider Net-One today has entered into a partnership with Harare Institute of Technology(HIT) through an Memorandum of Understanding signed this Monday in the university campus.
The partnership deal will sea the two entities committing to complement each other in many areas of innovations and scaling up technological advancement mechanisms.
In a speech read on behalf of Mr Lazarus Mchenje Net One CEO by Darlington Gutu, the partnership unveiled will be a game change in spearheading innovation through research and development.
The partnership resonates Net One’s vision to transform communities through communication solutions.
“Today we unveil our partnership with Harare Institute of Technology which will be a game-changer in promoting innovations through research and development, will also unlock opportunities for both entities with the potential to commercialize and monetize innovative ideas .”
“This partnership resonates NetOne’s vision to offer seamless communication delivered with an edge, buttressed by our mission to transform lives and develop communities through communication solutions.”
According to Gutu technology has been changing the way businesses interact with consumers hence the need to uphold new innovations for better efficiency.
“Technology has undoubtedly changed the way businesses interact with consumers and continues to evolve. As such innovation is a key element that will drive greater efficiency, unique products and services and offer added convenience to our subscribers.”
Harare Institute of Technology (HIT) Vice Chancellor, Eng Quinton Kanhukamwe commended the partnership entered between the two entities saying there is now need of the two entities to work together in proffering solutions that meet world’s expectations.
“Today’s endorsement of this relations is a testimony of convergence in providing solutions from country, regional, continental and world level. We hope we that we are going to fold our sleeves and commit to the work that needs to be done.”
“HIT is a young and dynamic institution found in 2000 through an act of parliament making it a state university, our agenda is innovation incubating and commercializing technology.”
“As small as we are have taken over intellectual property, we have realized that we cannot have same results using same tools over and over hence the need to move with new innovations.”
The partnership will see the two entities complementing in many areas of innovation and technology in every invention that comes through.