BY 2022 SWAZILAND WILL BE RENOWED INTERNATIONALLY FOR HER SWIFTNESS IN EXPLORING SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION AS MEANS TO INCREASE THE COUNTRY’S ECONOMIC GROWTH AND INCREASE CAPACITY BY DEVELOPING A KNOWLEDGE – BASED ECONOMY AND INFRASTRUCTURE THUS SUBSTATIALLY ALLIVIATING POVERTY.
ABOUT The Royal Science and Technology
The Royal Science and Technology Park (RST) Parastatal is a public enterprise created through the Act of Parliament. The function of the RSTP is to foster the conception of inventions and facilitate their patenting and help knit various elements of the R&D cluster together. RSTP will provide a focal point for research, facilitate the links between research and industrial communities and stimulate the development of knowledge-based businesses through the incubation of techno-preneurship and high-tech enterprises.
There are two divisions of the RSTP:
The Biotechnology Park
The Innovation Park
The Royal Science and Technology Park is being developed to link education and training with the field of work with emphasis on research and development to support business enterprise. The RSTP‘s objective is to lay the foundation for the development of a knowledge economy. It seeks to develop infrastructure to facilitate the development of science, technology and innovation through research and development in the economy.
RSTP will foster the conception of inventions and facilitate their patenting and will help knit various elements of the R&D cluster together.
RSTP will also serve as a training base for persons with new, innovative skills and provide them with the environment to experiment on new technologies. Identifying potential investors in high technology in collaboration with Swaziland Investment Promotion Authority (SIPA) and inculcating a culture of entrepreneurship among Swazi graduates would be a major occupation of the RSTP. The park will facilitate specially promoted research in response to national priorities and develop strategies for the development of human resources.
The Biotechnology Park
The Biotechnology Park falls under The Royal Science and Technology Park (RSTP) which is situated at Nokwane and it covers a total area of 159 hectares, with an industrial area size of 70 hectares, residential area size of 20 hectares which will accommodate RSTP employees and the remaining area size of 69 hectares for the service center, cultural village, R&D, parks and roads. The Park is a “one stop facility” that creates an enabling environment to the investor wishing to settle within the Royal Science and Technology Park. Biotechnology can be defined as the controlled and deliberate manipulation of biological systems (whether living cells or cell components) for the efficient manufacture or processing of useful products.Biotechnology is technology based on biology - biotechnology harnesses cellular and biomolecular processes to develop technologies and products that help improve our lives and the health of our planet.
The Biotechnology Park will focus on the following:
Agriculture, Plant and Animal Biotechnology.
Environment and Biodiversity.
Biofuels, Biofertilizers, Biopesticides, Biochemicals and Bioenergy products.
Bioprocesses, Product Development, and Bioinstrumentation.
Human Resource Development.
Creation and Strengthening of Infrastructure in Existing Institutions and setting up new Institutions.
Basic Research in New Biology and Biotechnology.
The Swaziland Biotechnology Park opens the door to all of its rewards and benefits, and sets the stage for lifting your business to new heights -- right here, right now -- in a highly advanced and advantageous working environment and world class technology.
The Innovation Park
The Innovation Park falls under the Royal Science and Technology Park Parastatal which is a category, a public enterprise created through the Act of Parliament.
The Innovation Park is situated at Phocweni and it covers an area of 160 hactares, it is located 10 minutes from the biotechnology Park and it shares the “one stop facility” that creates an enabling environment to the investor wishing to settle within the Science and Technology Park.
The Innovation Park houses;
The technology based research and development center.
The entrepreneurship development center.
The E-governance center.
The call center.
Boardroom and auditoriums.
Advanced school of IT (software development, hardware, multimedia, cyber security, computer forensic and network forensic
National Data center
SERVICES of the Innovation Park:
Technology business incubation facilities.
Training facilities with advanced training courses that will include hardware, software, multimedia, IT forensic, electronic assembly, software development and support.
Video conference facilities.
And other services to tenants within the park.
The Chief Executive Officer: MR VUMILE DLAMINI.CELL: +268 76063747
Postal Address: P. O. BOX 2316 MATSAPHA. SWAZILAND
Physical Address: BIOTECHNOLOGY PARK NOKWANE. MATSAPHA SWAZILAND