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i-FAIR 3 is more than an exhibition; it’s a breeding ground for future business leaders and innovators. These ventures are not just concepts – they are brimming with potential to create jobs, solve problems, and drive sustainable economic growth in Nigeria. The future is bright for Nigerian entrepreneurship, and i-FAIR 3 has been a powerful catalyst for innovation and venture creation.

i-FAIR 3

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About i-FAIR

Welcome to i-FAIR; the program for entrepreneurs and innovators. i-FAIR is an initiative of the Embassy of the State of Israel in Nigeria in collaboration with the Office of the Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

With the mandate to empower INNOVATORS, INVENTORS, ENTREPRENEURS, and VENTURE CREATORS in Nigeria, i-FAIR was born out of the need to tackle local challenges with innovative made-in-Nigeria solutions; for the overall goal of inspiring Nigeria to become a start-up nation.

i-FAIR Vision

i-FAIR seeks to join forces with the innovation support ecosystem and strengthen it by providing entrepreneurs and innovators with the full package that they need to develop their product. From product design, through prototyping to small scale production, i-FAIR program optimizes the use of locally sourced materials and encourages production in Nigeria using innovative methods and techniques.

Areas of Focus

FOOD SECURITY (Agriculture and Food Technology)

Solutions that increase productivity as well as address challenges around food processing and supply chain.


Solutions which increase access to proper education suited to the local content and learning environment, including AI in education, learning tools and more.


Solutions that reduce or eliminate waste, from product design to its end of life. For example, utilizing waste by turning it into useful products.


Solutions that will solve challenges in infrastructure and maintenance, including quality assurance.


Solutions which will increase the accessibility to proper advanced health care.


Solutions that improve manufacturing/small scale manufacturing capacity.


Solutions that reduce or eliminate waste, from product design to its end of life. For example, utilizing waste by turning it into useful products.


If the idea you are passionate about does not fall into any of the above, but has a proven need/demand, please feel free to apply. We know that passionate entrepreneurs with surprising ideas may be the greatest.




VC, Hub or an innovation & entrepreneurship program are invited to nominate candidates by filling our short nomination form. Once the form is filled in, It will provide a link to share with the candidates where they will find the application form which they should fill in.


Screening Process


Online pitching competition- Shortlisted candidates will pitch to our selection committee which includes investors, stakeholders and experts. Candidates will be assessed based on their value proposition, market needs, entrepreneurial and technical skills.


Selected teams will enter our product development journey which includes:

  • Online office hours and workshops with experts from Innov8 Hub and from our network aimed at validating/improving product market fit & value proposition, providing hands-on support on product development, from product design to production. 
  • Bootcamps at Innov8 Hub Abuja: depends on stage and  readiness - participants will be invited to 1-2 product development bootcamps at Innov8 Hub, which is equipped with high-end technology, machinery and the expertise needed for prototyping and product development, from product design to fabrication.
  • Depends on readiness- Access to potential partners for piloting/testing.


Showcase event - exhibition of prototypes/MVPs/products, pitching to investors and potential partners.

  • For all in-person bootcamps- travel expenses are sponsored and accommodation and feeding provided.

Recent News

i-FAIR Fellows


"i-FAIR is an opportunity to understand your ideas, as you get to question your thoughts, align with your ultimate vision and get the privilege to bring it to life with the help of experts. You get to develop a product or service, understand your business model and get access to a network of mentors who you can leverage to build a sustainable profitable business"
Samson Ogbole
Founder - Soilless Farm Labs
"i-FAIR had impacted immensely toward the growth of Quadloop. Although we had an existing prototype, it was not up to the standard we wanted. i-FAIR helped us improve our product design, utilize more electronic waste materials, and increase cost effectiveness. Today, we have a product that is cost effective and of international standard."
Dozie Igwelu
Founder - Quadloop
“i-FAIR was key to our product development. It was there we got all the missing links to make our product ready for market. We had great sessions with experts from Israel and Nigeria, had 3D design and printing from the labs which formed the basis of our success. I am glad i-FAIR is back to help more Nigerians. PLEASE, take advantage of this rare opportunity.”
Tolulope Olukokun
Founder - ThinkBike
“The i-FAIR program was very transformative, it took my business idea from 1-100. Getting a fully furnished work lab to develop my prototype from scratch, under the mentorship of seasoned experts, remains a huge win for my business.”
Eneyi Oshi
Team Lead - Farmisphere
“i-FAIR has been able to help me automate the local mortar & pestle for ginger processing, thereby increasing my output. Furthermore, I have learned a lot about business enterprises and financials from mentors worldwide on the platform offered by i-FAIR.”
Achi Naujied
Founder - Achi Greens
“We came to a place where everywhere my team and I looked, there was an innovator on a grand idea putting in the work to deliver something promising. For us, it was like being a kid in the candy store. We have been empowered with business skills and can’t say enough about what i-FAIR has done for us. We are focused on ensuring these efforts do not go to waste.”
Nathaniel George
Founder - Chest MeterFarm Labs
“The i-FAIR Program was instrumental in assisting my start-up, Mellopads, with prototype development. The program provided us with the resources and assistance we needed to enhance and advance our product development process. The organizers of the program have been invaluable in giving continuous assistance and direction to help me overcome the obstacles of running a business. Overall, I strongly suggest the i-FAIR Program to any entrepreneur wishing to accelerate the growth and success of their business. The program offers an unparalleled bundle of resources and support in the business.
Abigail Ogunyemi
Founder - MelloPads
“Aside from improving my product "ECOceiling Tiles-ceiling tiles made from waste paper, i-FAIR provided me an opportunity to build a business case for my start-up through venture creation classes. Truth be told, I would not have been where I am (my company inclusive) today without the life-long impact of the i-FAIR program.I have won several grants, awards and partnerships both national and international, because the i-FAIR program nurtured me. I am forever grateful.”
Adebayo Babatunde
Founder - Eco Circular Solution
“i-FAIR has been instrumental to the progress we have made so far at EpochZero. Creating our Business Model Canvas and developing our prototype during the bootcamp with expert guidance from mentors has helped to crystallize our idea and put us on the path for more successes. We have made significant progress at EpochZero because i-FAIR gave us a platform, when all we had was an idea, and we will always be thankful for the opportunity.
Mayowa Abejirin
Founder - EpochZero



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