New Online Innovation Ecosystem Mapping Platform for Ekiti State, Nigeria

Posted on: 13/07/2023

The Global Alliance Africa team and the Ekiti Innovation Advisory Group invite you to join us on Innovate Ekiti – an innovation ecosystem map that has been created by EcoMap.

The map is the first of its kind in Ekiti State, Nigeria and is one of the numerous other activities and initiatives that are on-going locally, through the Global Alliance Africa’s Place-Based Innovation (PBI) initiative amongst others, to achieve the ambition of making Ekiti a Beacon of Innovation and Knowledge in Nigeria.

Innovate Ekiti is the go-to accessible easy to use platform for organisations looking to connect with the innovation ecosystem in Ekiti. From research institutions to startups, Innovate Ekiti provides a comprehensive map of other organisations to reach out to.​ Whether you’re an entrepreneur seeking mentorship, or a business looking for partnerships, Innovate Ekiti is an exciting step towards positioning Ekiti as a thriving hub of innovation.​ UK organisations – this is a fantastic opportunity to discover more about the thriving innovation landscape in Ekiti State and provides a key platform to build UK-Nigerian innovation partnerships for the creation of inclusive market access, funding and investment opportunities.

With easy navigation and a user-friendly interface, Innovate Ekiti is the perfect tool to help you achieve your innovation goals.

Joshua Adedeji, Global Alliance Africa said:

Innovate Ekiti was developed to solve the challenges of lack of access to information by aggregating all relevant information about the innovation ecosystem players in one platform. We hope to have a ecosystem that is well connected, and one which all players have timely access to relevant information for the prosperity of the innovation ecosystem.

The platform provides a comprehensive overview of key stakeholders, startups, universities, incubators, research institutions, investors, and accelerators. It will give access to a detailed directory, enabling them to identify potential collaborators and synergies in the ecosystem in order to take their project idea or business further.

We want Ekiti State to not only be a source of knowledge, but also a source of innovation.

Professor Ayodele Ajayi, Head of Sustainability, Prunedge, and Board Member of Ekiti State Innovation Action Advisory Group, Global Alliance Africa

Innovate Ekiti is not just an online mapping platform. It is a tool that has the potential to shape the future of Ekiti State by connecting people for positive change. We invite all stakeholders, visionaries, and leaders in to join us on this exciting journey to create an ecosystem the celebrates growth and innovation.

About Global Alliance Africa

The Global Alliance Africa project is a six-year project funded by UK Aid through Innovate UK (GCRF) and the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO).

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