A propos de X-TechLab

Un contexte porteur

L’enjeu du développement des recherches scientifiques en Afrique est aussi économique. Dans un contexte de crise économique et financière, le gaspillage persistant du talent et de la force de travail de nos chercheurs, le manque d’investissement dans les infrastructures et moyens pour résoudre par nous-mêmes nos problèmes apparaissent de plus en plus absurdes.

Un programme ambitieux

X-TechLab is a platform dedicated to the use of X-ray Techniques in the service of scientific and technological research around development issues specific to the African continent. It is worn byAgence de Développement de Sèmè City (ADSC)Government agency responsible for the implementation of one of the flagship projects of the Government's Action Program, the International City of Innovation and Knowledge.

Objectif

La plateforme s’est fixés deux principaux objectifs :

  • Train the scientific community of Benin and the sub-region to integrate X-ray techniques into their research work.
  • Contribute to the emergence at the continental level of a breeding-ground of experts who will be able to lead the future pan-African synchrotron and define its priority areas.

These objectives can be broken down into three specific missions for the platform's privileged interlocutors.

Mission

  • Training: Two training sessions, of two weeks each, of training each year in May and November covering two axes: crystallography & X-ray diffraction and tomography & mathematical engineering. The training mission is aimed at the Beninese and African scientific community.
  • Popularization of science: Implementation of systems to interest the younger generations. This is a fun way to put into practice the theoretical concepts taught in class. The first example is the organization of Practical Work (TP) with the Department of Chemistry of the Faculty of Science and Technology (FAST) of the University of Abomey-Calavi.
  • Médiation scientifique : Servir de pont entre la communauté scientifique et les entrepreneurs. Le pari est de faire collaborer chercheur, startups et professionnels afin de créer des solutions d’innovation Made in Africa, répondant à des problèmes réels de la société africaine.