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In partnership with Israel, OAU to host EduNet 2014


The ICT Centre of Obafemi Awolowo University and the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Development Studies (IFEDS) of Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife, Nigeria in Partnership with Tel Aviv University Entrepreneurship Centre (StarTAU), Israel will host this year’s Education Network (EduNet) Conference.

The conference, with the theme “Fostering Technology Entrepreneurship in Nigerian Universities” will look at issues around building technology entrepreneurship ecosystem within the Nigerian university community with key examples from the Israel Technology and Innovation Ecosystem.

According to a statement, Oren Simanian, Founder of Tel Aviv University Entrepreneurship Centre and his team from Israel will lead discussions on How Nigeria can create Technology Entrepreneurship Ecosystem with lessons from Israel -the Start-up Nation.

Presentations and panel discussions at the event will focus on assessing the state of technology entrepreneurship in Nigerian universities with a view of proffering strategies and solutions for Technnovation in Nigeria, how to build entrepreneurial and innovation ecosystems with key lessons from Israel Tech ecosystem, the role of government and the Nigerian Universities Commission in fostering technology entrepreneurship in Nigerian universities, private sector support in building technology entrepreneurship/innovation centres in Nigerian universities, IT and Telecom Infrastructure as key to fostering Technology and Innovation in Nigerian Universities, among other issues.

Education Network Conference was instituted in response to the need for a platform to share technology based knowledge, ideas and network among stakeholders in the IT industry, the Government and the Nigerian universities, according to its organisers.


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