SKILL “G” INNOVATION CENTER HOSTS i-FAIR 2020/21

The Innovation Fellowship for Aspiring Inventors and Researchers (i-FAIR) 2020/21 is an initiative of the Israeli Embassy in Nigeria, the Office of the Vice President of Nigeria, Skill “G” Nigeria Ltd, Gregory University Uturu, Tanir Corporation and Denovo Israel Ltd, to raise a generation of INNOVATORS, INVENTORS, and RESEARCHERS in Nigeria; in the following
focus areas:
 Medical Devices/Simulation
 Social Responsibility/Innovation for the Physically Challenged
 Agriculture and Food Security
 Food Technology
 Renewable Energy/Environmental Management

Applications were called for from September to November 2020. Over a thousand applications were received, reviewed and applicants with the most promising ideas and projects were selected and invited to Skill “G” Innovation Center Abuja to participate in a 3-day interaction event.
The interaction event was held from 1 st – 3 rd December 2020, during which the participants had an extensive fellowship with mentors and experts in their chosen fields.

Sequel to the 3-day interaction is the 60-hour online course each participant will receive from mentors and experts, focusing on developing their prototypes, creating business plans, intellectual property protection
and marketing options; also on communication and pitching to potential investors. Participants will have full access to the Innovation Center and its Labs and Workshops all through the training and prototype development stages, till the Grand Finale Event in March 2021, during which they
will pitch inventions and business plans to investors.

HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE 3-DAY INTERACTION EVENT