By Juliet Umeh
Technology experts have said that Nigerian economy can improve and get better than other countries’ economies through support for innovation.
The experts expressed this view while briefing the press the just concluded Nigeria Innovation Week, a one-week long event that brings together stakeholders from different sectors of Nigeria’s economy to discuss Innovation in critical times.
Speaking on the summit that will take place virtually in the first week of October, the Lead Convener and the Founder of InnovationHub Africa & Resources Limited, Kenneth Omeruo said that innovation in the 21st century is putting nations ahead of others.
Omeruo noted that the week is going to be set aside to showcase innovative businesses, ideas, products and services from Nigeria.
He said: “It also reviews the state of innovation in Nigeria, where we are today and how we can move forward. The state of innovation in Nigeria will also be reviewed to understand its position and how it can be improved.
According to the Programmes Director, Tony Ajah, said: “This year has been tough for businesses but companies that are innovative see opportunities in most crises.”
Highlights of the event which will be attended by stakeholders from local and international businesses in the innovation ecosystem will include innovation showcase and exhibitions from innovation hubs, and research centres with solutions for industrial applications, adoption and commercialisation.
Also, there will be innovation showcases and exhibitions from tertiary institutions from the 36 States of the federation, government agencies, and international organizations as well as Nigeria Innovation Summit and the Nigeria Innovation Awards.