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Tuesday, April 25, 2017


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THE University of Nigeria and BOC Innovations hereby invites the University Community to the Public Introduction to the Roar Nigeria Hub which event holds at the University of Nigeria Nsukka Campus

The University of Nigeria and BOC Innovations are having the Public Introduction of the Roar Nigeria Hub, the first full-fledged university embedded technology hub in West Africa.

Roar Nigeria is a technology hub established by a collaboration between University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) and BOC Innovations (Benefiting Our Community) in 2016. It is situated at the Nsukka campus of the University and will develop an ecosystem that will foster technology innovations that become marketable products and services.

These businesses will benefit the country and the sub region by creating jobs, generating wealth, improving the local economies and empowering the Naira. Moreso, years of research and research experience resident within the University can become marketable, sustainable and social impact products to the benefit of our communities.

The overriding concept for this initiative is that of the Triple Helix; leveraging the strengths of the Government, Academia and Private Sector for mutually beneficial success. Find herewith details of the main event forWednesday, April 26, 2017:

Main Event: Public Introduction – Wednesday 26th April 2017 (10am – 2pm)
 Introduction of Roar Nigeria Concept
·   Guest Speeches from Government, Local Private Sector,         International Private Sector and Academia

·  Presentation of 1st cohort of incubatees of Roar Nigeria Hub·  Discourse: The Triple Helix and technology innovation in Nigeria (Panel)
·  Huawei Authorised Information Network Academy (HAINA) and Roar Nigeria
·  Exhibition by 14 technology based startups will run concurrently at the Princess Alexandria Auditorium (PAA)
·  Formal Handover Event at Roar Nigeria Hub

Special Guest list includes:

·  H.E Prof. Yemi Osibanjo        -           The Vice President of Nigeria
·  H.E. Ifeanyi Ugwuany              -           Executive Governor of Enugu State
·  Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami               DG, National Information Technology Development Agency
·  Prof. Benjamin Ozumba          -           The Vice Chancellor, University of Nigeria, Nsukka
·  Dr Chukwueloka Umeh         -           MD/CEO Century Power Generation/Director Nestoil Plc
·  James Agada                            -           CEO, CWG Plc

·    Dr. Sven-Thore Holme       -           The Founder, Ideon Science Park, Lund University Sweden                                                     

·  Prof. Uwazurike                      -           President, UNN Alumni Abuja
·  Emeka Afigbo                          -           Head of Platform Partnerships, Middle East & Africa at Facebook
·  Uzo Nwagwu                          -           Finance Director, General Electric
·  Olayemi Joseph                       -           Enterprise Business, Huawei Technologies West Africa
·  Aniedi Udo – Obong              -           Developer Ecosystem Program Manager, Sub- Saharan Africa, Google
·  Adia Sowho                            -           Director Digital Business Etisalat·  Several others special guests

All should please endeavour to be present at the event and on time as the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osibanjo is expected to perform the commissioning ceremony

Okwun Omeaku – Chief (Dr.)

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