ISW 2019 Opens with Transformative Technology Solutions For Nigerian Businesses

Corporates join Facebook and Co-creation Hub to unveil daring innovations created by startups at first innovation showcase week in Nigeria

Lagos, Nigeria โ€“ 28/02/2019 โ€“ Innovation Showcase Week 2019 opens today, unveiling the latest transformative technologies that will redefine industries and solve some of the most pressing business and consumer challenges in Nigeria. A first of its kind event, over 20 exhibiting technology startups will showcase the latest tech innovations to some 400 business and industry representatives at the home of West Africaโ€™s first deep tech accelerator – NG_HUB by Facebook, across 2 days. Innovation Showcase Week tagged โ€˜ISW 2019โ€™ is the first technology product showcase exhibition out of the startup support programs by tech innovation centre  Co-Creation Hub (CcHUB) and global enterprise, Facebook. Interested participants can request an invite to attend ISW 2019 by visiting www.cchubnigeria.com/isw2019. The Showcase runs through Friday, 1st March in Lagos, Nigeria.

From left to right: Francis Sani (Program Manager Acceleration, Co-creation Hub), Kendra Nnachi ( Startup and Developer Programs Manager, Facebook) Bosun Tijani ( CEO and Founder of Co-creation Hub) and Damilola Tiedi (Director of Incubation, Co-Creation Hub)

โ€œWe recognise the urgent need to accelerate innovation support to medium and large corporates who are positioned to secure significant gains for the economy through smart application of technologyโ€, said โ€˜Bosun Tijani, CEO and Founder of CcHUB, โ€œ ISW will close the gap between corporates and startups by being an unprecedented platform where industry leaders can experience and adopt homegrown innovations and solutions first handโ€.

Showcasing startups at ISW would unveil their ground-breaking innovations built in Facebookโ€™s deep-tech startup program – FBStart Accelerator – and the CcHUB 2018 Incubation  program. The products on display leverage advanced technologies such as Data Science, Internet of Things, VR and AI across 8 categories including Healthcare, Agriculture, Mobility, Energy, Education, Safety Training and, Security. These solutions proffer break-through advances to business and consumer challenges in Nigeria.

On the ISW 2019 showfloor, exhibiting Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Security-focused startups Chiniki Guard, SayPeace, Identity Tech, E-Estates, DeepQuest AI and Insyt demonstrate AIโ€™s promising power. Other products on display for the Health and Agriculture sectors include Vetsark, Doctoora, Plantheus, TrepLabs, Gricd and Truppr. Energy and Mobility dedicated areas have Upnepa, Smart Electricity, Hydrolite, Cycles and Lara products on display and the Virtual reality and Safety Training section showcases immersive solutions from Quadron VR, Kanji Drive and Project Move.

โ€œISW embodies the innovative spirit that defines the Nigerian startup ecosystem. The products and services launching here by the Facebook and CcHUB supported startups will empower individuals and enterprises to change our world for the better,โ€ said Kendra Nnachi, Startup and Developer Programs Manager, Facebook.

About Co-Creation Hub

Co-creation Hub (CcHUB) is an innovation centre dedicated to accelerating the application of social capital and technology for economic prosperity. CcHUB is Nigeriaโ€™s premier living lab designed as a space where work to catalyze creative tech ventures take place. The hub is Nigeriaโ€™s first open living lab for technologists, entrepreneurs, tech companies, investors and hackers in and around Lagos. Over the years, CcHUB has provided technological solutions to various sectors of the economy including education, public health and, governance through the various projects the hub is actively engaging in.