Obafemi Awolowo University to Host EduNet 2014 conference on Fostering Technology Entrepreneurship in Nigerian Universities

The 4th Edition of Education Network Conference -EduNet 2014 will be hosted by the ICT Centre of Obafemi Awolowo University and the Institute for Entrepreneurship Development Studies of Obafemi Awolowo University Nigeria in Partnership with Tel Aviv University Entrepreneurship Centre (StarTAU), Israel. With the Theme: Fostering Technology Entrepreneurship in Nigerian Universities.

Date: May 20-22, 2014

Venue: ICT Centre, 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.




Presentations and Panel discussions 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

-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


-Success stories of leading Technology Entrepreneurs in Nigeria.

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

Interested participants should visit the official website of the conference at

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