The NCST has had continued collaboration with the Scientific Research Council (SRC) and other partners in executing key activities with the Month of November which is celebrated each year as S&T month. The month long activities is aimed at promoting the applications of science, technology and innovation (ST&I) as a tool for our development and our country’s growth towards achieving its vision. The NCST major collaborative focus included but not limited to:
I. Biennial National Medal for Science and Technology & Innovation Awards (2022)
This special award was awarded by the Prime Minister to Dr. Andre Gordon, Founder and CEO – Technological Solutions Ltd. for his outstanding contribution to scientific research, its development and application in Jamaica. The next recipient will be granted in 2024.
II. National Innovation Awards
With the support of major sponsors (Petrojam, Development Bank of Jamaica-DBJ, Sagicor, BMR Energy and Digicell) eight awards were presented in the categories of Energy and Energy Effeciency, Engineering & Manufacturing, ICT, Education & Popularization of ST&I, Environmental Sustainability, Agriculture, Food & Agro-processing and Entertainment products. The Overall winner was Mrs. Davia Bryan-Campbell of EduHub Company Ltd, for her entry in the Education and Popularization.