Mutare polytechnic college has won a European business accolade, the Arch of Europe Convention Award in recognition for the strides the institution is making through innovation.

The Arch of Europe Convention Award which Mutare Polytechnic College was recently awarded in Frankfurt, Germany represents the role of being a driving force in the business world, innovation and reaching new heights in the continuous race for achievement.

Mutare Polytechnic Principal, Ms Poniso Watema said among other projects, the institution is setting up a vehicle canopy production centre, with registration of trademarks and patents underway.

“We are happy that we have won this international award. What this does is putting us on the global arena as an institution that is committed to innovate as well as provide solutions the country requires to move forward,” she said.

Tertiary institutions have been identified as critical in the country’s industrial drive as they are coming up with solutions set to transform production processes in many firms.