PROJECT TITLE: Project I2M (Innovation to Market): Building an integrated support system for a sustainable innovation ecosystem in Nigeria.

Project I2M supports innovations from research, and also innovations resulting from non-procedural activities. This project aims to deploy resources such that innovations at whatever stage can be nurtured till it is ready for the market. It will also create a self-sustaining incubator program for innovators that want to take their products to market via a startup, to expose them to training on how to create bankable businesses that can attract big investments. Special attention will be given to Innovations from Nigerian youths, women, and persons with disability (PWD).

Project I2M is fully funded by the UK’s Research and Innovation Systems for Africa (RISA) and implemented by the Innovation and Technology Management Office (ITMO) of the University of Lagos.

Are you an INNOVATOR?

Join the Revolution!

Do you have a mind-blowing innovation that you think can disrupt the current normal, solve current societal problems, or make processes efficient? Then this call is for you. Come on board the Innovation to Market programme. Kindly click here to apply to join the revolution.

Are you a RESEARCHER in a Tertiary Institution or in a Research Institute across Nigeria?

Collaborate for change!

Do you have a completed research work that you think has potential to be groundbreaking and solve societal challenges? Is there innovation from your research output that could disrupt the current normal? Then come on board the Innovation to Market programme. Kindly click here to apply to collaborate.

Project I2M will offer you access to:

  • Training and support to identify groundbreaking innovations from research work
  • Trainings to make innovations market ready
  • Funding for prototyping up to 2 Million Naira
  • Intellectual property (IP) protection filing for the innovation
  • Innovation product managers to guide through the entire process
  • Startup Incubator & Startup funding
  • Co-working space within the University of Lagos
  • Full support in linking your innovation to the industry