TETFund Alliance for Innovative Research
TRANSFORM YOUR IDEAS INTO SOLUTIONS
...translating ideas into innovation, solutions and enterprise
TETFAIR Showcase & Innovation Pitching Event
“This is a practical demonstration of the can-do spirit of Nigerians that if you can give them the opportunity and the facilities to work with, they will use their God-given talents and intellect to create things that would benefit the larger society. ”
- Arc. Sonny Echono - OON, FNIA
TETFund Alliance for Innovative Research (TETFAIR) is an initiative of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund in collaboration with Innov8 Hub. It is a year-long programme for Academics, Researchers, Technologists and Innovators from Government Tertiary Institutions across Nigeria, who have ideas/projects they want to translate into innovation, solution and enterprise.
Participants can apply in Teams (1-3 persons per team). After rigorous evaluation by experts, Successful Teams would be selected based on the innovativeness, viability and tangibility of their ideas.
During the programme, participants will be taken through various courses that combine the intricacies, processes, and procedures of Innovation Development, Prototyping and Venture Creation.
The 12-month programme will run both in-person and virtually, designed and facilitated in collaboration with seasoned experts. Its content includes:
- Access to Innov8 Hub, Abuja – an ultramodern innovation and prototype development hub.
- Access to mentorship from innovation, prototype development, entrepreneurship, venture creation and industry experts.
- Practical training, integration, creative thinking, business modeling, patenting, product branding and advanced design methodology.
- Innovation pitching and showcasing to strategic partners, investors, financiers and stakeholders.
- Opportunity to translate ideas and research into innovation, solutions and enterprise.
- All-expense paid participation, especially in the innovation and prototype development bootcamp at Innov8 Hub, Abuja.
- Mentoring and capacity-building by seasoned experts.
- Access to an ultramodern innovation, fabrication, prototype development and start-up incubation hub, where participants will develop prototypes of their innovation, at no cost.
- Access to investors and investment opportunities.
- Access to, and interaction with industry experts.
- Patenting of innovation and invention.
- Participants will become Fellows of TETFAIR.
- Participants will become Associates of Innov8 Hub.