Innovation Fellowship for Aspiring Inventors and Researchers (i-FAIR)
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.
I-Fair will take place at the Innov8 Innovation center which is equipped with high end technology, which makes i-Fair a unique platform for it’s fellows, enabling them to transform ideas into physical prototypes !
Successful applicants are entitled to the following benefits, free of charge:
- A unique platform to transform ideas into inventions and develop working prototypes;
- Free access and membership to a modern innovation center where they can work on and develop their ideas;
- Access to a special certificate course and mentoring by accomplished inventors, innovators, and researchers from Nigeria and the State of Israel;
- The opportunity to enter “Mass Challenge Israel, 2022”;
- The opportunity to pitch inventions and prototypes to investors for possible adoption, patronage and partnership;
Coming into i-FAIR, I’ve learned a lot from Zell University, teaching me the basics of entrepreneurship, how to get an MVP, solving a problem, and financial literacy and the journey has been outstanding.
Gego Bricks - Goodness Tamuno
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.
Ginger Processor - Nuajied Achi
We came to a place where everywhere my team and I looked, and 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.
Chest Meter - Nathaniel George
i-FAIR had given me a chance for my dream to come to reality from a classroom idea in 2017 when I was struggling with it. They gave me a platform to innovate alongside working tools like; business management and entrepreneurship training, amongst others. This training helped me to turn my innovations into a Minimum Viable Product.