Call for Applications for Aspiring Inventors and Researchers in the I-FAIR Isreal Nigeria Innovation Fellowship 2021 (Aged 21 and above)

Are you a Nigerian graduate aged 21 and above?

Then submit an application in the I-FAIR Israel Nigeria Innovation Fellowship 2021 for a chance to participate in a six months fellowship program, gain access to local and foreign investors and be mentored by top Isreali and Nigerian experts.

Application Deadline: 30 September 2021

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Benefits

BENEFITS FOR PARTICIPANTS

  • 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.

BENEFITS FOR MENTORS

  • Automatic adoption as a Fellow of the Skill “G” Innovation Center.
  • Enlistment into i-FAIR database of Mentors, for references and future engagements.
  • Opportunity to network with fellow mentors from other parts of the world, especially Israel and Nigeria.
  • Opportunity to network with renowned as well as aspiring Inventors, Innovators and Researchers in Mentor’s field of expertise.
  • Access to New Innovations, Inventions and Researches in Mentor’s field of expertise.
  • Access to an interactive platform where i-FAIR Organizers, Sponsors, Partners, Participants, Mentors and Investors will meet and interact.
  • i-FAIR Mentorship Certificate Award to Mentors.

Eligibility

  • Nigerian Citizens 
  • Of 21 years 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)

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About the I-FAIR Isreal Nigeria Innovation Fellowship

The Innovation Fellowship for Aspiring Inventors and Researchers is an initiative for raising a generation of innovators, inventors and researchers in Nigeria. 

This 6-month innovation start-up initiative of the Israeli Embassy in Nigeria and the Office of the Vice President of Nigeria will provide needed workspace, equipment and mentoring to participants, to enable them transform their idea into inventions, innovations into solutions and prototypes, ready for industrial uptake.

Discover more opportunities from the Innovation Fellowship for Aspiring Inventors and Researchers (i-FAIR).

Key Dates and Order of Program

  • Application Deadline: 30th September 2021

i-Fair 2021/22 Event Timeline

  • 1st September, 2021 – 30th September, 2021: Submission of Application
  • 1st October, 2021 – 15th November, 2021: Selection and Invitation Distribution.
  • December: Stage 1 – Opening Week
    • Opening Event and interactive innovation conference- open to invited guests and for i-Fair participants.
    • 4 days Interactive innovation bootcamp for i-Fair participants.
  • 11th December, 2021 – 15th February, 2022: Stage 2
    • Preliminary Validation of Concept and Market
    • Online Training: “Entrepreneurship and Business development”

 

  • 15th February, 2022 – 31st May, 2022: Stage 3
    • Practical Product and Business Development
  • 6th June, 2022 – 9th June, 2022: Stage 4 – Closing Week
    • 6th – 7th: Getting ready for Demo Day
    • 8th – 9th: Grand Finale Demo Day and Exhibition: Presentation and demonstration of the inventions to guests and potential investors.
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