The Ilorin Innovation Hub being the first ICT and technology center set up by the Kwara State Government has joined the largest network of innovation hubs in Africa,Afrilab.
The Managing Director Ilorin Innovation Hub explains that the functions of the innovation hub include building technology capacity skills amongst the youth and to incubate local technology startups in the state.
These goes in line with Afrilabs objectives which aims to promote the creation of African made technology,capacity building,mentorship and entrepreneurship.
The Managing Director Ilorin Innovation Hub, Temi Kolawole says they believe that at the commencement of Ilorin Innovation Hub activities, the partnership will bring in not only more attention and opportunities to the new venture by the Kwara State Government, but will also create a network for collaboration in which the youth can grow and succeed in the technology space.
Speaking further he said this will enable the Kwara youth have access to broader sources of funding and also work remotely across the Afrilabs network.
Kolawole mentioned that the Ilorin Innovation Hub will be home to many events and programs within the Afrilabs network by the time construction of its modern permanent location, will be completed later this year which is like no other in West Africa.48