Nigeria’s premier incubation hub, Co-Creation Hub (CcHub), has announced Kigali, the capital of Rwanda, as the location for its design lab to be launched in February 2019.
The lab which according to CcHub’s founder Bosun Tijani is the first of its kind, is expected to be the hub’s internal Research and Development (R&D) unit. This workroom will be home to designers, engineers and product developers. They will all work together with top scientists globally to solve major social challenges.
The lab in Kigali is expected to foster engagement between tech entrepreneurs and innovators towards creating new solutions to a number of social problems in Africa as a continent. This includes big issues in public health, education and governance.
This will catalyze the incubation space’s mission of accelerating the application of creative social capital and technology for economic prosperity in Nigeria and across the continent.
This will also accelerate Kigali’s growth as a global technology hub (which is being touted as the next big spot for science and technology in Africa) while keying into the country’s amazing story in 2019.
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While this may not be the hub’s first innovation at fostering technology, this is its first venture outside Nigeria. And applications are open to innovators to be a part of the lab.
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