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2020 i-FAIR Israel-Nigeria Innovation Fellowship for Aspiring Inventors and Researchers

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs wishes to inform qualified Nigerians of the Innovation Fellowship for Aspiring Inventors and Researchers (i-FAIR) program organised by the Embassy of the State of Israel in Nigeria, in collaboration with the Office of the Vice-President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Skill-G Nigeria Ltd, Gregory University Uturu, Abia State and DeNovo-Israel, Ltd.

The Innovation Fellowship for Aspiring Inventors and Researchers is an initiative born out of the need to raise a generation of INNOVATORS, INVENTORS and RESEARCHERS in Nigeria; especially among the youths.

i-FAIR is offering Nigerian aspiring inventors the opportunity to become entrepreneurs and make their dreams come true. It is a unique opportunity to showcase innovative ideas in the fields of Agriculture and Food Technology, Renewable Energy/Environmental Management, Medical Devices/Simulation, and Social Responsibility/Innovation for the Physically Challenged.

The i-Fair program is an initiative aimed at raising a generation of innovators, inventors, and researchers in Nigeria by offering them a platform to transform their ideas into innovative solutions and launch their entrepreneurial dreams in the following fields:

  • Agriculture & Food Security
  •  Renewable Energy/Environmental Management
  • Food Technology
  • Medical Devices/Simulation
  • Social Responsibility
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Program Details

i-FAIR 2020/21 commences on 1 st November 2020, and will include:

  • A 3 days skills development and interactive session with the mentors and co-participants at the Skill “G” Innovation Center, Abuja.
  • Sixty (60) hour “Introduction to Entrepreneurship” course, during which participants will work at the Innovation Center to develop their ideas, projects, and prototypes.
  • A 3-day Grand Finale Experts/Investors Panel (“Sharks” format) Event; where participants will present their projects and prototypes.

Eligibility

  • Nigerian citizens over the age of 21,

  • with a minimum educational qualification of a bachelor’s degree from any field (preferably in the fields highlighted above) are encouraged to apply.

  • All applications should be submitted to link below

Method of Application

The deadline for submission of applications is Saturday, 31st October, 2020. Successful applicants will attend a three-day course from 1st-3rd December, 2020, at the Innovation Center in Abuja.

Interested persons should visit: www.ifair-isrealnigeria.com for more information on the application process, required qualifications and benefits.

Deadline: October 31, 2020

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