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Research and Development outputs from scientific institutes and utilization of such outputs have been examin-ed. The data and information were drawn from 3 industry-based research Institutes of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR-Ghana), and also from users of the research outputs (such as manufacturing companies, public organizations, etc.). The categories of research outputs identified were process technologies, products (consumer items), prototypes/pilot plants, publications, training programmes, technical services and consultancies. The data from the surveys indicated that publications were used mainly by public organizations, while the utilization of processes, products, prototypes, and participation in training programmes were dominat-ed by the private sector. Product quality improvement was the most important expected benefit of the user organizations.
Journal of Applied Science and Technology Vol. 12 (1&2) 2007: pp. 127-132