YOUNG INNOVATORS OF NIGERIA

Young Innovators of Nigeria Champion research in ICT and mobile technology businesses, current trends in innovations with key focus on indigenous Technology to foster national development. Young Innovators of Nigeria was founded in 2013 from the NITDA Knowledge Hub for young Innovators initiative domiciled in the Corporate Strategy and Research Department , as part of the agency’s drive to develop the capacity of tech startup and create an ecosystem for technology entrepreneurship. Over the years NITDA has funded all initiatives of YIN and has provided YIN various platforms to showcase their activities and products in several forum like the Gulf Information Technology Exhibition which takes place in Dubai annually and the National ICT conference(e-Nigeria) YIN has continuously over the years played a key role as part of the Local organizing committee for this important projects since 2013. YIN in collaboration with NITDA is also championing the Connect to Change Initiative. This is a program designed to bridge the skill gap between the ICT industry and academia, this will go a long way in strengthening academia- industry relations hence reduce unemployment in the ICT industry.

To archive our objectives we :

  • Link education, research, and business – the knowledge triangle – in Nigeria as a whole
  • Enable the emergence of an African entrepreneurial ecosystem
  • Focus and act on societal challenges

ICT is vital for addressing Nigerian & African societal challenges and also enables entirely new opportunities offered by the emerging Digital Society. YIN helps in creating new firms, facilitate the growth of existing small and medium size companies (SME’s), and support large companies to renew their businesses – boosting innovation capabilities (through incubation).

YIN’s target is to empower ICT top talents and bring ICT innovations to life by fostering excellence, talent and entrepreneurship.

Our core values: discipline, passion for innovation, focus on quality and drive for results are based on “FAST”

  • Firm commitment
  • Agile execution
  • Simple processes
  • Transparent decisions

A strong Nigerian/African partnership, the YIN brand, long-term commitment and specific investment model is the foundation on which we are built.