The Anambra State Governor, Prof. Charles Soludo has called for a global partnership that will help raise what he described as a digital tribe in Anambra State, South-East Nigeria reputed for innovative hubs.

The governor made the call through his Special Adviser on Innovation and Business Incubation, Ms Chinwe Okoli,  while addressing the global innovation ecosystem leaders at the 40th IASP World Conference on Science Parks and Areas of Innovation took place at the European Convention Centre, Luxembourg.

“We want Anambra to be known as a destination for innovation, the next Startup State, home for digital Talents, the home of the smart digital tribe,” she told the gathering.

The conference with the theme, ” : & ?” was an exceptional gathering of global innovation stakeholders from over 55 countries. The three-day conference presented an opportunity for the best innovation districts, science parks and areas of innovation in the world to connect and exchange best practices.

Prominent at the conference is the Solution Innovation District, as Ms Okoli addressed the conference on the topic: ” : .”

Participants at the conference

She shared the transformative power of the Anambra State Government’s innovation program and highlighted the aspirations of Soludo’s government and efforts in nurturing a robust innovation ecosystem in the State to unlock new opportunities and drive technological progress towards making Anambra the digital and creative capital of Nigeria.

Solution Innovation District (SID) is driven by the Anambra State Government, dedicated to fostering the growth of technology, innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem.

Meanwhile, Ms Okoli restated the commitment of the administration of Governor Soludo towards building the one -of -a kind district in Anambra State, stated the key and ambitious goals of grooming one million Anambra Digital Tribe, startups and digital entrepreneurs and in the end, she called for global partnership.

“Our Mantra in Anambra State is Everything Technology and Technology Everywhere. At SID, we are activating and developing a dynamic and inclusive ecosystem of the future,  Our focus is that in a very short time, Anambra will become the go-to place for the supply of skills/talents on deep technology -Artificial Intelligence, cybersecurity, robotics, blockchain, Data science, Software Engineering, IoT and Cloud Computing.

“Let’s impact the world from the light of the nation, in the biggest country in Africa, let’s do digital magic with the Anambra Digital Tribe”

IASP, the International Association of Science Parks and Areas of Innovation is the leading association of innovation ecosystems worldwide. This organization actively unites and empowers a network of managers overseeing areas of innovation, science parks, research parks, innovation districts, knowledge cities, and various other innovation spaces. It’s the driving force behind the exchange of cutting-edge knowledge and best practices, propelling innovation on a global scale.


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