Prof. Dr. Diaa El Din Arafa, Secretary General of the Supreme Council for Science and Technology, gave a lecture entitled "Localization of Technology and Scientific Research Requirements" for the scholars in the 18th National Defense Course, in the presence of the college Commander, Chair and Members of the directing staff .
He said that the technology transfer process is defined as the exchange of skills, knowledge, technologies, manufacturing methods, manufacturing samples and facilities between industries, universities, governments and other institutions to ensure that scientific and technological developments become accessible to the largest group of users who can promote the development and investment of technology in new products, processes, applications, materials or services ".
He stated that the council is a council with strategic thinking, an institutional and legislative framework, rational governance, and efficient and effective management that performs its main functions in building national policies and strategies, preparing plans and operational programs within the science, technology and innovation system, and transmits them efficiently and competently on the overall quality of operations and outputs.
He pointed out that technology and scientific research contribute to creating a future generation capable of development and progress, that shines with the challenges of the times and good citizenship in a friendly environment.
We are facing a changing society that needs a tool for making change, the learning revolution, the knowledge revolution, in addition to the need to manage the learning process and direct the space towards positive uses.
Emphasizing the importance of strengthening the role of science and technology and devoting it to new, productive-generated knowledge that is instilled in values, self-confidence, belief in them, independent thinking, teamwork, concern for and respect for others.
t is noteworthy that the Supreme Council for Science and Technology was established in 1987 under the presidency of His Royal Highness Prince El Hassan bin Talal, with the aim of building nurturing and developing the scientific and technological base for the purposes of achieving the goals of economic and social development in the Kingdom.