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Announcing EduNet 2014 to be hosted by Obafemi Awolowo University

EduNet 2014 is hosted by ICT Centre of Obafemi Awolowo University and the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Development Studies (IFEDS) of Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife Nigeria in Partnership with Tel Aviv University Entrepreneurship Centre (StarTAU), Israel.

Theme: Fostering Technology Entrepreneurship in Nigerian Universities

Date: May 20-22, 2014

Venue: Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria

The three day event will look at issues around building Technology Entrepreneurship Ecosystem within the Nigerian University Community with key examples from the Israel Technology and Innovation Ecosystem.

Oren Simanian, Founder of Tel Aviv University Entrepreneurship Centre and his team from Israel will lead discussions on How Nigeria can create Technology Entrepreneurship Ecosystem with lessons from Israel -the Start-up Nation.


Presentations and Panel discussions for the three days will be focused on the following:

-Accessing the state of Technology Entrepreneurship in Nigerian universities with a view of proffering strategies and solutions for Technnovation in Nigeria.

-Building Entrepreneurial Ecosystem: The Israeli ”Start Up Nation” story,

-The role of government in fostering Technology Entrepreneurship in Nigerian Universities.

-Private sector support in Building Technology Entrepreneurship Centres in Nigeria

-Broadband Infrastructure as key to Technology Development in Nigeria

-The World Bank as a strategic partner in Entrepreneurship Development

-Funding as key to the success of Technology Entrepreneurship.

-The concept of Technology Incubation and acceleration as major ingredient in growing entrepreneurship

-How to Create an Entrepreneurial University.

-Tech transfer and commercialization: Tel Aviv University case studies

-Developing partnership and collaboration as key to the success of Entrepreneurship.

-Success stories of leading Technology Entrepreneurs in Nigeria.

-Start Up Nigeria: From the Pitch to Turning Ideas into profitable Ventures: What does it take.

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