MAK-FTBIC Gets New Manager

In mid-2021, the Food Technology and Business Incubation Center got Assoc. Professor Yusuf Byaru- hanga as its new Manager after the retirement of Prof. William Kyamuhangire. Before coming in as a manager Prof. Byaruhanga served as FTBIC Liaison Offi- cer and Coordinator of the Skills Training Program for Small and Medium Enterprises. He brings on board a wealth of skills and expe- rience in technology and business incubation as the center continues to make tremendous contribution to the growth and development of Uganda’s food industry.

Prof. Yusuf Byaruhanga

MAK-FTBIC is Uganda’s premier technology and business incubation center in the field of food and nutrition. Housed at the School of Food Technology, Nutrition and Bioengineering, Makerere Uni- versity, the center provides a place, opportunity and an enabling environment where innovations, knowledge and skills are transformed into viable enterprises. MAK-FTBIC targets to serve students, fresh graduates, youths and women with innovative food science and technology ideas that have commercial potential.

MAK-FTBIC offers services including but not limited to: Access to food processing equipment for production, development and piloting; Quality and safety testing facilities; Technical support in research as well as product development and formulation; Production scale up and pilot testing; Production, quality and safety management systems development and support; Enterprise and business systems development; Business concept and model generation; Intellectual property eval- uation and management support; Short training courses in food processing and preservation; Tech- nical support to SMEs; and Design and fabrication of agro-processing equipment.

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