The organiser of this year’s edition of the Nigeria Innovation Summit, InnovationHub Africa & Resources Limited has unveiled speakers, including the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy Dr. Isa Pantami, who will deliver the keynote address.

The forum is scheduled to hold virtually from Tuesday, October 6, 2020, to Thursday, October 8, 2020, under the theme: ‘Innovating in Critical Times’.

Other influential speakers confirmed for the week-long event include; Profesor Umar Garba Danbatta, Executive Vice Chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC); Andrew Bourne, Regional Managing Director, Zoho Corporation; Eduardo Bailetti, co-founder &CEO, ScaleCamp, Ottawa, Canada; Fatumata Coker, Founder/Group President, YGroup Holdings Inc., Dr. yele Okeremi, CEO, Precise Financial Systems Ltd., Nicolas Bry, Innovation Booster, Orange Africa; Dr. Navneet Bhalla, founder & CEO, CETAN AI Inc., Peter Appleton , PhD., Visiting Professor, International Business, Norwich University, Vermont, US; Ibrahim Maigari Ahmadu, co-founder, LiveStock247; Ify Malo, CEO, CLEAN Foundation Hub; Prof. Tony Baileti, Chairman of the Board, Nigeria-Canada Trade and Investment Group and Professor at Carleton University, Canada.

Nigeria Innovation Week, a one-week long event that brings together stakeholders from different sectors of Nigeria’s economy.

The week 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.

At the event, ideas, trends, opportunities around technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship development in Nigeria are discussed.

Speaking about the event, the Lead Convenor and the Founder of InnovationHub Africa & Resources Limited, Kenneth Omeruo, said that innovation in the 21st century is putting nations ahead of others.

“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,” Omeruo said.

Omeruo added that the event will also showcase innovative businesses, ideas, products and services from Nigeria. “The state of innovation in Nigeria is also reviewed to understand its position and how it can be improved”.

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.

“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.

He listed programmes during the week-long virtual event 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.

“We have also planned that on 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.

“The Nigeria Innovation Summit and the Nigeria Innovation Awards will hold on Thursday, October 8, 2020”.

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”.

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