post Covid-19: innovation for inclusive continental development

post Covid-19: innovation for inclusive continental development


This Expo will deliberate on the need to foster the culture of creativity and innovations in Africa, leading to impactful development and addresses the exponential changes needed to significantly improve inclusive continental economic standards. It seeks to mobilize a network of innovation, researchers, investors, inventors, driving business developers for networking and cross-collaboration. This is an initiative led by Organization for Creativity, Innovation and Invention Promotion, Nigeria. We partner with the world’s leading innovation and creativity providers from academic community, Innovation agencies, government parastatals and industries in order to promote the works of creativity, innovation and inventions across Nigerian and the global innovation ecosystems. The key features of this Expo are the Keynote presentations, panel discussions, exhibition and presentation of prizes and awards to outstanding innovation.


Start-ups, Young Entrepreneurs

  • Start-ups will connect to investors at the Expo.
  • Start-ups will have the opportunity to connect with leading creativity and innovation ecosystems around the world.
  • Innovative start-up are promoted, recognized and offered mentorship opportunity through OCIIP Innovation Hub.
  • Business development opportunities from leading organizations.
  • An opportunity to collaborate with businesses, government, international organizations, and provide solutions for them.
  • Innovative start-ups will have the opportunity to showcase their products and services at the Expo.

Academic Institutions and Research Centres

  • The Expo offers a great platform for academic institutions and research centres in Africa to showcase their research works, products and services.
  • It affords great opportunity to network with government, businesses, and international organizations at the Expo.
  • They will leverage the great media coverage and publicity before the Expo, during and after the Expo.
  • Opportunity to promote latest research at the Expo through paper presentation, exhibitions, branding and publication of their research work.
  • An opportunity to participate at the Expo.
  • An opportunity to learn new trends in intellectual property, emerging technologies around the world.
  • Opportunity to connect with leading institutions.
  • Leading research organization and institutions are recognized at the Expo.

Government Institutions, States and Agencies

  • This Expo provides the platform for government agencies to share their agenda, projects and initiatives towards promoting technology, creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship in Africa.
  • The Expo helps government learn and understand global trends in innovation from experts and speakers at the Summit.
  • It helps foster collaboration between government and private sectors.
  • It affords the government the opportunity to meet and network with key players in both local and international innovation and technology ecosystem.
  • It connects government to international organizations, who are willing to work with them at all levels to drive innovation their sectors.
  • The government will leverage the media and publicity before the Expo, during and after the Expo.
  • Government agencies that are doing great work in the ecosystem are recognized at the Summit.
  • It connects Africa with creativity and Innovation ecosystems around the world.
  • Benefit from the workshops, speeches, exhibitions, awards and networking at the Summit.
  • Encourages government to invest in technology and innovation and improve Africa’s ranking in global innovation index, thereby attracting Foreign Direct Investment.

Businesses and Organizations

  • For businesses and organizations, the Expo offers businesses and organization the platform to promote their products and services through business presentations, exhibition of their products and services, advertisement opportunity, and branding at the Expo.
  • They will leverage the great media coverage and publicity before the Expo, during and after the Expo.
  • It offers them an opportunity to participate in Panel Discussions that will increase their knowledge base, and enhance their productivity through the use of emerging technologies.
  • It offers great business networking opportunities with international organizations, government agencies, and top decision makers across different sectors of our economy.
  • They stand a chance to be recognized at the Expo.