The Nigeria Innovation Summit is an annual event that focuses on the need for the country,businesses,organisations,entrepreneurs in Nigeria to become more innovative and apply innovation to drive sustainable development as we work together to bridge the digital divide.This summit helps Nigeria embrace innovation and move in the direction of digital transformation through the use of Emerging Technologies and Trends,Research,Development,Commercialization,Entrepreneurship and Investments as the key drivers of an innovation ecosystem.This is a platform that creates awareness on the need for Open Innovation in Nigeria.It challenges Nigeria to leverage Innovation and become more competitive in the global economy.
This is an initiative led by Emerging Media And Advertising Services,New York and Emerging Media Nigeria.We partner with the world’s leading innovation providers from academia,government and industry to connect Nigerian businesses and Innovators to global innovation ecosystems.The key features of the Nigeria Innovation Summit are the Keynote presentations and Panel discussions from Industry Leaders, Government, Investors, leading companies,international organisations,Top Entrepreneurs,CEOs,Business leaders,Innovation Managers across the world and decision makers across the focus sectors.The Nigeria Innovation Awards is another feature of the summit which recognize and promote companies, organisations, institutions, innovators that have embraced innovation across different sectors of Nigeria economy.
The Theme for the 2017 Innovation summit is-
TRANSFORMING NIGERIA’S ECONOMY THROUGH TECHNOLOGY,INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP
VENUE:SHERATON HOTELS,IKEJA,LAGOS NIGERIA
The Keynotes and Panel Discussions for the Two Days will focus on:
-How to transform the challenging economy in Nigeria through Technology,Innovation and Entrepreneurship
-How can Nigeria build a sustainable innovation Ecosytem and become Innovative
-Exploring the concept of Open Innovation.
-Innovation in Telecommunications,Infrastructure development and the Mobile Ecosystem.
-Innovation in the Manufacturing industry
-Innovation through Emerging Technologies;Big Data,Data centers,Cloud Computing,IoT,Wearable technologies,Cybersecurity,Robotics and VR
-Innovation in Power and Renewable Energy
-Innovation in Agriculture
-Innovation in Banking,Finance,Funding and Investment
-Innovation in the e-Commerce industry
-Innovation in Small businesses,Startups,Entrepreneurship Community
-Innovation and the Academic Community
-Innovation in Public Health and the Health Industry
-Innovation in Media,Public Relations,Social Good and the Entertainment Industry
About 400 top decision makers across the sectors will attend this year’s summit.
The delegates will include:
-Government Agencies and Representatives
-Top companies,organisations and Industries
The sectors will include:
-Telecommunications,Infrastructure development and the Mobile Industry
-Emerging technologies like Big Data and Data centers,Cloud Computing,Internet of Things and Wearable technologies
-Power and Energy
-Banking,finance and investment
-Small and Medium scale businesses
-Media,PR and Entertainment
This year leading organizations, government agencies, businesses will host workshops to educate, inform and empower Nigerians.
The following are benefits for each participating key player in the Innovation ecosystem:
Benefits for Government Institutions, States and Agencies
–The Nigeria Innovation Summit provides the platform for government to share her agenda, projects and initiatives towards promoting technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Nigeria across all sectors of Nigeria’s economy.
-The summit helps government learn and understand global trends in Innovation from experts and speakers at the summit like Technology management, Investments, Start up Development, Intellectual property.
-It helps foster collaboration between government and private sectors.
-It affords the government the opportunity to meet key players in the Nigerian Innovation and Technology ecosystem.
-It connects government to international organizations who are willing to work with Nigerian government at all levels to drive innovation in Nigeria.
-The government will leverage the media and publicity before, at the summit and after the summit
-Government agencies who are doing great work in the ecosystem are recognized at the summit.
-It connects Nigeria with Innovation ecosystems around the world.
-Benefit from the workshops, speeches, exhibitions, awards and networking at the summit.
-Encourages government to invest in Technology and Innovation and improve Nigeria’s ranking in global innovation index thereby attracting foreign direct investment.
Benefits for Businesses and Organizations
-For businesses and organizations, the Nigeria Innovation summit offers them the platform to promote their businesses and organization through business presentations, exhibition of their products and services, advertisement opportunity and branding at the summit.
-They will leverage the great media coverage and publicity before the summit, at the summit and after the summit.
-The organizers are willing to connect businesses and organizations to markets and opportunities in Europe, Israel, South Africa etc.
-It offers them an opportunity to participate in workshops that will increase their knowledge base and enhance their productivity through the use of emerging technologies like virtual reality, Internet of things, Platform -as -a -service, Robotics etc
-It offers great business networking opportunities with international organizations, government agencies, and top decision makers across different sectors of our economy.
-Businesses have the opportunity to lead workshops at the summit.
-Opportunity to partner with leading innovation ecosystems around the world from USA, Europe, Israel and South Africa.
-They stand a chance to be recognized at the summit
-They benefit from partners like the African Innovation Academy.
Benefits for Academics, Academic Institutions and Research Centers
-The Nigeria innovation summit offers a great platform for academic institutions and research centres in Nigeria to showcase their research works, products and services.
-It affords great opportunity to network with government, businesses, and international organisations at the summit
-They will also leverage the media and publicity the summit offers before the summit, at the summit and after the summit.
-Opportunity to promote latest research at the summit through paper presentation, exhibitions, advertisement, branding and publication of their research work.
-An opportunity to conduct workshops.
-An opportunity to learn new trends in intellectual property, emerging technologies around the world
-Opportunity to connect with leading institutions in US, Israel, South Africa and in Europe who are leading technology, Innovation and entrepreneurship.
-Leading research organization and institutions are recognized at the summit.
-They have the opportunity to work with African Innovation Academy.
For Start ups, Young Entrepreneurs
-The summit is a great networking platform for them
-The presentations at the summit are rich knowledge based and can help improve career development.
-Start ups will connect to investors at the summit
-Start ups will have the opportunity to connect with leading innovation ecosystems around the world
-Innovative startup are promoted, recognized and offered mentorship opportunity at the African Innovation Academy.
-Business development opportunities from leading organizations around the world.
-An opportunity to collaborate with businesses, government, international organizations and provide solutions for them
-Innovative start ups will have the opportunity to showcase their start ups at the summit.
Our goal is that we come together across industries and sectors, learn from outside perspectives and engage,connect to develop strategies that work for our country through Technology,Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
The 2017 Nigeria Innovation Summit offers great opportunity through Sponsorship,Partnership, Exhibitions of Innovative products,ideas,applications and services.Another key opportunity of the Nigeria Innovation Summit is the Nigeria Innovation Awards which recognizes companies, organisations, institutions,innovators that have embraced innovation across the sectors.
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