i-FAIR

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Innovation Fellowship for Aspiring Inventors and Researchers

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WHAT IS i-FAIR ?

Innovation that excites

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

It is a 6-month program enabling participants to transform ideas into reality by providing technological and educational tools, platforms, guidance, and mentoring by experts from the State of Israel and Nigeria.

Goal

The core objective of i-FAIR is to create a process and environment for brilliant minds that will transform ideas into innovations and inventions.

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i-FAIR TEAM

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ORGANIZERS

  • Embassy of the State of Israel in Nigeria
  • The Office of the Vice President of Nigeria

TECHNICAL PARTNERS

  • Skill “G” Nigeria Ltd.
  • Tanir Corporation
  • Gregory University, Uturu, Abia State
  • DeNovo Israel Ltd.
  • Young Innovation Leaders Fellowship

APPLY FOR
THE i-FAIR

Criteria for Participants
  1. You must be a citizen of Nigeria
  2. You must be 21 years and above
  3. You must hold a degree from a tertiary institution
  4. Your project/idea must be a hardware innovation or a combination of hardware with software.
  5. You must be smart, innovative and motivated
  6. You must have an innovative project you are working on, in one or more of the following fields:
  • Agriculture and Food Security
  • Food Technology
  • Renewable Energy/ Environmental Management
  • Medical Devices/ Simulation
  • Social Responsibility/ Solution for the Physically Challenged
WANT
TO SHAPE THE FUTURE ?

We provide equal opportunities to all

Watch out for the next i-FAIR application program.

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NOTE:

  • Follow the instructions strictly
  • Selection of qualified candidates is at the judgement and discretion of the organizers
  • Only qualified applicants will be contacted

PROCESSES
& PROCEDURES

1

Submission of Applications: Those who meet all the criteria are invited to apply until November 15th, 2020.

2

Screening Stage: All application will be reviewed and a team of experts will select the most promising (50-100) participants among submitted applications until November 15th, 2020.

3

Invitations: Selected applicants will be invited to participate in a 3-day gathering event at the Skill ”G” Innovation Center, as well as to participate in the online certificate course titled “Introduction to Entrepreneurship” until November 20th, 2020.

4

A 3-Day In-Person Conference: Comprised of lectures, workshops, cultural events, and on-site trainings for successful applicants: December 1st-3rd, 2020.

All Expenses associated with attending the 3 days event in Abuja are taken care by the i-FAIR program.

5

“Introduction to Entrepreneurship”: Online certificate course and mentoring by experts from both Israel and Nigeria, starting from December 4th, 2020 until March 1st, 2021. The course will include the following content:

    • Practical workshops focused on entrepreneurship and creative thinking
    • Training and practical guidance for entrepreneurs (market assessment, business plan, SWOT analysis, presentation, elevator speech, branding and differentiation strategy, investors’ recruitment, and intellectual property protection)
    • Creation of the ideas’ prototype design.

6

Business Model and Prototype Development: Participants will engage in customer discovery, customer validation and customer creation. They will be offered an opportunity to develop their prototypes until May 31st, 2021.

7

A Grand Finale Conference: During this conference, participants will present their innovative projects to potential investors from all over the world, 2nd – 3rd June 2021.

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Events

STAY UP TO DATE WITH i-FAIR EVENTS

2020
Submission of applications

The submission of applications starts on 24th September and ends on 15th November 2020.

Invitation distribution and preparations
A 3-Day In-Person Conference

A 3-day gathering event/ course comprising of lectures, workshops, cultural events, and on-site trainings for successful applicants

2021
“Introduction to Entrepreneurship”

“Introduction to Entrepreneurship” online certificate course and mentoring by experts from both Israel and Nigeria. During this time, participants are encouraged to use the facilities in creation of their prototypes.

Business Model and Prototype Development
Grand Finale Conference

Grand Finale Conference starts 2nd June and ends on 3rd June 2021.

our AREAS OF FOCUS

Our areas of focus are the following:

  • Agriculture and Food Security
  • Food Technology
  • Renewable Energy/ Environmental Management
  • Medical Devices/ Simulation
  • Social Responsibility/ Solution for the Physically Challenged
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Contact us

For more information and help

invent@ifair-israelnigeria.com

+234 704 748 0006