Creating Sustainable Linkages between Academia, Industry and Government.

Strengthening linkages deepening the role.


Academia: Innovation Hub

A strong innovation system builds up through efficient networking of the triple helix of competitiveness.

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Industries: Research & Development Enabler

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Government: Through policy interactions

Creates balance of economic opportunities, public policy objectives, and environmental requirements that are demanded from the system

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LIWA delivery Structures

Sector Boards

Sector Boards - LIWA has established five sector boards(Manufacturing, ICT, Agriculture, Health care and Extractives). Sector Boards are private sector and Universities/TVET Strategic partnership and alliances through highlighting key sectorial challenges and solutions in Research, Innovation, Efficiency, Productivity and Skills by means of dialogue

Sector Skills Advisory Commttiees

Sector Skills Advisory Committee (SSACs) - So far LIWA facilitated the establishment of four SSACs ( Welding, Instrumentation and Control, Mechanical Technology and Maintenance and Heavy and Light Machinery Operations). These are private sector led structures that are occupation specific and work towards solving issues to do with relevance and quality of skills, education and training.

Research and Innovation

Research and Innovation Systems - LIWA promotes and facilitates industry led research and innovation by engaging private sector and Academia to address several industry priority themes. Our research and innovation strategy aim to catalyze commercialization of research, development and knowledge transfer leading to innovative practices, processes and products.

LIWA Analytics

LIWA Analytics - The LINKS! System is a platform for linking, providing information and supporting knowledge management related to labour market information and information on research gaps.

Integrated Work

Integrated Work - Based Learning – LIWA provides match-making internship services between industry and graduate students for industrial placement, Internship and work-based training. The LIWA LINKS! System can match the student requirements with that of industry there by providing graduates employabiblity.


Taking a proactive role in promoting relevance and quality skills, education and research, and recognizing the catalytic nature of the mentioned structures , we would like to broaden the reach to you and other stakeholders for participation. An all-inclusive participation of all stakeholders ensures collective efforts yielding national and regional research and innovation-led economic prosperity.

Our Approach

LIWA advocates for a Triple Helix model in its approach to brokering engagement between Industry-Academia-Government Linkages.

The triple helix framework, a collaborative advocates for the effective interaction between universities, industry and government. The tripple helix becomes manifest in the establishment of strategic partnerships inform ofn technology transfer departments at universities, the creation of incubators and innovation for technology based industrial enterprises, and the establishment of science parks by governments.

Rapid changes in technology and market conditions are calling for higher innovation rates and shorter lead times for the development of products and processes. So, the strategies pursued by enterprises to accelerate innovation processes now include outsourcing R&D activities and informing strategic co-operations.

In our Triple Helix Approach, through LIWA’s platform, it is anticipated that higher education institutions will transform themselves into entrepreneurial universities, their capability to transfer technology to industrial enterprises will increase, which leads to partial superposition of the functions of universities and industry in a process of research and innovation supported by the Government’s enabling environment.

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