In order to close a research loop, the outcome of the research should be transferred back to the society, whether in the form of services or useful products. However many at times, most research projects often ends in the laboratory. The need for promoting academic research products is essential so that the research work does not end in the academic arena. The MTUNConnect portal bridges the gap between ideas and reality in academic research. It can assist in commercialization to market the creation of innovation.
MTUNConnect also link inventors with investors by matching their business interest. This is important to increase the chances of getting funding from interested agencies and companies. Apart from that, it facilitates researchers to protect their ideas and prototype by filing for IP. This is important for the establishment of business with ‘protected’ inventions.