Inside out of the Edo Innovates Hub.
Ever wondered what the Edo Innovates is about? here is all you need to know, inside out!
I told someone sometime that I work from the Edo Innovates Hub, his response: “What do you mean by a hub” why I quite understand that, I find out that lot of persons ask similar question, “what’s the hub about” “what and what do they do there” “what can I do there?” Forcing me to reflect on it. “what’s it really with the Edo Innovates Hub?” So I started my research, it’s been a few months now and here is what I gathered…
Edo Innovates; an initiative of Governor Godwin Obaseki, the governor of Edo State is an off shoot of Edojob, a skills development program and core segment of the present government administration of Edo state headed by Mrs Ukinebo Dare, Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Skills Development and Jobs. The Edo Innovates Hub, a visionary mandate of the Edo state government is centred on grooming and advancing technological activities and skills development in the state, growing and expanding the state’s tech ecosystem, ensuring economic and sustainable development in Edo state.
The old structure, a formal Institutes of Continuing Education built by formal governor Lucky Igbinedion was refurbished within two weeks by Governor Godwin Obaseki and inaugurated on June 14th 2018 by the Vice President of Nigeria, Yemi Osibanjo. The hub is focused on providing job opportunities and business development for young Edo residents through information and communication technology.
Location: 59, ICE road, off wire road, Ugbowo Lagos road, Benin City, Edo State.
The Edo Innovate Hub is a two story building, and a cluster of 23 work spaces, which consist three computer labs, seven co-working spaces, four offices, five training halls for events, seminars and tech hang outs, a library, and a cafe. The hub is powered with constant light and WiFi, internet servicing for all users.
The milestone initiative is constantly engaging local and international investors and partners to nurture, accelerates and support tech driven businesses and entrepreneurship, both online and in person, while providing technology and skill development trainings on digital science, artificial intelligence and robotics, entrepreneurship, digital marketing, creative skills development and more.
Other hubs housed by the fecility include but not limited to:
- The South South Innovation Hub
The South South Innovation Hub is a federal Government led initiative under the office of vice president Yemi Osibajo, aim at managing young Startups and persons with business ideas, by providing them with co-working space, taking them through a mentorship and incubation process via trainings and seminers where they also learn resourceful collaboration that help nurture and develop their business idea. All for free. The hub also have a free business support tool kits including legal and accounting services. The South South Hub is managed by Mr Osayi Tres Omokaaro. And has so far incubated and raised over 50 Startups.
- Edo Jobs Hub
Coined from the very office that birth the Edo Innovate Hub, Edo jobs offers co working space for young Startups and Entrepreneurs at a price of ten thousand naira monthly. This is opened to all resident of Edo state. The fee covers for WiFi and of course constant power supply.
- Curators University
Curators Hub represents the 21st Century Co-Learning environments where rural youth at risk do research and leverage the communities of startups, funders, mentors and entrepreneurs co-existing in one space. The Hub is focused on building organic Market Systems while nurturing change makers. Curator’s hub in partnership with the Edo state government has trained over 1000 Edo youth on data science and artificial intelligence. Learn more
MOBicure is a digital health company that uses mobile technology or digital technology to solve healthcare problems. With two product, Omomi, which is a maternal and child healthcare app. And mypaddi, a sexual and reproductive health app, that helps you find great insights on sex, contraceptives, abuse, and health. connecting young people to medical personal. Learn more on an exclusive interview with the co founder of MOBicure, Dr Charles Akhimien on BeInspired Show. Got a question about unbiased sexual and reproductive health or general health issues? download App.
Edobits is a private-public enterprise, a partnership venture of the Edojobs with WeAreBits, a global information technology Academy that specialized in digital and computer skills acquisition for young persons in Edo state and across the globe. Their courses include, graphic design, motion design, web development, and coding. Edobits regularly takes in new students, empowering them with digital skills for FREE.
Xigma is a Centre for advance scientific research, and user focus technological applications for Industrial and world transformation. Founded by Nwasor Derick, a Scientists and Entrepreneur along with his team members are building an ecosystem where scientific ideas put forward can be researched, technologically developed and commercialized.
- Adedotun System Production
ASP, a video and cinematography studio at the Edo Innovate hub is specialized in all forms of video coverage and editing. With an head office in Abuja, their services covers documentary filming, wedding coverage, photo shot and video editing.
- Sabi Hub
Sabi Hub is a non for profit organization targeted at promoting the daring abilities of enterprising Nigerian youths. A community of people passionate about creating solutions to the economy in Nigeria through entrepreneurship, aligning with the key goals of the SDGs. Sabi Hub uses data and technology in creating increased productivity amongst budding entrepreneurs; providing them with training, idea incubation, start-up space, mentorship and access to funding. Learn more
- Uber Technologies Inc
Uber is an American multinational transportation network company offering services that include ride service hailing, peer-to-peer ridesharing, food delivery, and a bicycle-sharing system. The company, based in San Francisco with an office at the Innovate hub Benin City has operations in over 785 metropolitan areas worldwide. Its platforms can be accessed via its websites and mobile apps.
The Innovate hub houses lots of other fine hubs and enterprises. The hub so far has recorded great milestones in just about a year. Changing the technology ecosystem within the state and the South-South geopolitical zone, providing room for capacity building and technology-driven solutions to everyday problems.
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