The Innovation Fellowship for Aspiring Inventors and Researchers (i-FAIR), a platform committed to supporting Innovative Nigerians, especially youths in transforming their ideas into inventions that will drive inclusive and viable industrialization in Africa. i-FAIR is a programme of the Israeli Embassy in Nigeria and the Office of the Vice President of Nigeria, in partnership with Skill “G” Nigeria Ltd, Denovo Israel Ltd, Gregory University Uturu, Tanir Corporation, TETFUND, NIRSAL, Zenith Bank PLC and others, initiated to create an ecosystem of innovation and invention in Nigeria, and a synergy between inventors and the industry.
After 6 months of rigorous training, mentorship and prototype fabrication, i-FAIR produced 34 start-ups that will address market needs within the Nigerian Ecosystem in the fields of Food Security, Food Technology, Medical Devices/ Simulation, Green/Renewable Energy and Social Responsibility.
At the grand finale held at Skill “G” Innovation Center from 2nd to 3rd June 2021, Fellows of i-FAIR exhibited and pitched their prototypes to prospective investors, who were impressed by the various innovations and expressed willingness to invest.
Congratulations to i-FAIR 2020/21 Fellows, we hope their success inspires others, and products deployed for industrial uptake, as we look forward to grooming the next generation of innovators and inventors at i-FAIR 2021/22.