The organisers of the yearly Nigeria Innovation Week, have called for participation from stakeholders from the different sectors of Nigeria’s economy in this year’s edition, which is scheduled to hold online from Tuesday, October 6, 2020, to Thursday, October 8, 2020.
According to the organisers, this year’s one-week-long event will focus on ‘Innovating in Critical Times’ and is packed with several activities like innovation exhibitions, Nigeria Innovation Summit, Nigeria Innovation Awards, and the yearly report of the State of Innovation in Nigeria.
Convening the focus of the year’s event to journalists, the Lead Convener and the Founder of InnovationHub Africa & Resources Limited, Kenneth Omeruo disclosed that at the event, ideas, trends, opportunities around technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship development in Nigeria are discussed.
He argued that innovation in the 21st century is putting nations ahead of others.
Thus, the Nigeria Innovation Week is set aside to showcase innovative businesses, ideas, products and services from Nigeria.
“The Nigeria Innovation Week event will review the state of innovation in Nigeria, where we are today and how we can move forward. Participation in this week-long event is opened to local and international businesses, organisations, government agencies, start-ups, entrepreneurs, research centres, tertiary institutions, and all the stakeholders in the innovation ecosystem,” he said.
Also speaking, the Programmes Director, Tony Ajah, said the summit receives delegates from local and international businesses, organisations, government agencies, states and representatives, embassies and high commissions, investors, CEOs, start-ups, entrepreneurs, research centres, tertiary institutions, business leaders/decision-makers, and all the stakeholders in the innovation ecosystem.
Hear him: “This year has been tough for businesses but companies that are innovative see opportunities in most crises. Nigeria Innovation Week 2020 will feature innovation showcases and exhibitions, keynote presentations on emerging technologies and their industrial application, panel discussions, innovation management Insights as well as workshops, networking and awards.”
The programmes for the week-long virtual event are as follows: Tuesday, October 6, 2020 there will innovation showcase and exhibitions from innovation hubs, and research centres with solutions for industrial applications, adoption and commercialisation.
Wednesday, October 7, 2020, there will be innovation showcase and exhibitions from tertiary institutions from the 36 States of the federation, government agencies, and international organisations.
Speaking on why corporate organisations and individuals should participate, Ajah said: “The event benefits each participating key player in the innovation ecosystem from government institutions, states and agencies to businesses and organisations, academic and research centers as well as start-ups and young entrepreneurs.”