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August - September 2017

| VOICES Bi-Monthly Magazine of the University of Technology, Jamaica


Tech, Jamaica through its Technology Innovation Centre (TIC) in April

2017 forged a $7 M MoU partnership with the Development Bank

of Jamaica (DBJ) under the University Incubators Capacity Building

Programme being developed by the bank’s Jamaica Venture Capital

Programme (JVCP).

The objectives of the partnership include providing support to programmes

and relevant infrastructure focused on creating a deal flow of investment

ready business and stimulating a culture of entrepreneurship through well

designed and funded programmes.

Since its establishment in 2002 the Technology Innovation Centre has

nurtured over 260 client businesses in its residential, virtual and shared

space programme and graduate businesses of the Centre have gone on to

be very impactful on the economy. Some of these companies have gained

investment in their businesses and have been recipients of numerous local

and international awards.

Under the DBJ Programme, Professor Colin Gyles, Deputy President and

Miss Dionne Palmer, Incubator Manager, Technology Innovation Centre

visited technology incubators at universities in Canada during the month

of June.

UTech/DBJ Forge $7 M MoU Agreement for University

Incubators Capacity Building Programme

Dr. Felix Akinladejo making his presentation on “Technotherapy Induced Gains after a Stroke: A Case Study of Post-Acute Stroke

Patients” on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at the Atana Hotel in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, during a University of Ibadan, College of

Medicine (UICoM) Graduating Class of 1992 conference and reunion involving medical consultants from across the world.

Prof. Colin Gyles, Deputy President and Miss Dionne Palmer, Incubator Manager,

Technology Innovation Centre pose in front of the Markham Convergence Centre,

Ontario, Canada during a visit in June 2017.

They were not receiving treatment from other rehab centers or clinicians at the time of participating in the computer-based therapy programme; hence,

any changes observed in their gait characteristics were attributed to this type of intervention technique.”

This result buttressed the literature that supported the usefulness of technology in therapeutic rehabilitation. The study contributes to the current effort to

provide wider access to therapeutic intervention techniques, especially in developing countries, like Jamaica, with limited resources to handle the intensity

needed for physical rehabilitation.

Research provides hope for “Technotherapy” Induced Gains for post-acute stroke patients ... cont’d from page 26