Baze University Abuja successfully organised its third IT, Research & Innovation (ITR&I) Entrepreneurship Week, centred around the theme, “Inclusive Entrepreneurship for Sustainable Job Creation and Digital Innovation in the 21st Century.”
Distinguished keynote speakers for the event included Khalil Halilu, Director-General of the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure, and Plomp Wouter, the Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
Throughout the week, participants engaged in a diverse range of activities, encompassing Capacity Development Workshops, Community Development Projects, Cyber Security and fintech Awareness, Hackathon, Job fair and power talks, MSME Entrepreneurship Clinic, and Secondary School Students Engagement.
The coordination of the event was overseen by Dr Rislan Kanya, the Deputy Vice Chancellor of ITRI, and drew the participation of the Vice-Chancellor, Deans, Heads of Departments, as well as staff and students from the university.
The primary objective of the IT, R & I initiative is to empower students and staff to make a positive impact on society through the outcomes of teaching, learning, research, innovation, and community service. Moreover, it aims to generate income for the university to support research and innovation endeavours, relying on grants, donations, and endowments.
The IT, R & I programme is dedicated to conducting high-quality research and development activities that may lead to academic entrepreneurship, including patenting, technology licensing, and venture spinoffs, all geared towards the commercialization of research and development outcomes.
The overarching goal is not only to create income for the university: but also to transfer innovative initiatives that accelerate progress towards sustainable development goals (SDGs).
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