Do you want to transform your innovative idea into a Business?

Apply for i-Fair 2021/22.
Applications open till 30th September 2021

i-fair 2021 - 2022

Call for Application

Are you an innovator, an inventor, an entrepreneur or a researcher? Do you have a market-creating innovative idea? This is an opportunity for you to turn your Innovative idea into a viable business . Apply to the Innovation Fellowship for Aspiring Inventors and Researchers (i-FAIR). The i-FAIR accelerator is a unique 6-month training, mentoring and product development programme organized by the Embassy of Israel in Nigeria in collaboration with the Office of the Vice President of Nigeria. I-FAIR offers mentorship by experts from both Israel and Nigeria. Participants have access to an ultramodern fabrication and innovation centre equipped with high-end technologies in which ideas are turned into prototypes.

Who should apply?

  • Nigerian Citizens.
  • 21 years of age and above.
  • Located in Nigeria and aspire to grow and scale within the Nigerian ecosystem.
  • Holders of a degree from a tertiary institution.
  • With an Invention/innovation that exceeds the idea stage, In one of the following fields:
    • Agriculture and Food Security
    • Food Technology
    • Renewable Energy/ Environmental Management
    • Medical Devices
    • Disability Inclusion (Solutions for inclusion of people with disabilities)

Benefits for participants

Selected participants and their team will have access to the following:
  • Participate in a 6-month fellowship program which run both online and in-person 
  • Enjoy an all-expense paid training in Abuja which will cover flights, accommodation, feeding and daily stipends
  • Tailored mentoring and training from Israeli and Nigerian top experts
  • Access to local and foreign investors
  • Access to an ultramodern fabrication and innovation hub where they will have the opportunity to develop their prototypes free of charge with the support of top Israeli and Nigerian professionals
  • Become fellows of the prestigious Israeli Embassy fellowship program
Application Deadline: 20th October, 2021

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