Head of Creativity and InnovationMIT REAP Team Lagos City’s regional focus is on the Yaba suburb of the City of Lagos in Nigeria. The team is represented from all stakeholder categories. Some of the stakeholders include Techpreneur Africa, Access Bank, Lagos Angel Network, University of Lagos, Lagos State Employment Trust Fund.
Innovation Ecosystem Stakeholder Model
Champion Project Manager, Techpreneur Africa
Champion Director General LASG-Office of Transformation, Creativity and Innovation
Chief Admin & HR Officer-LASG-Office of Transformation, Creativity and Innovation
Director Creativity and Innovation-LASG-Office of Transformation, Creativity and Innovation
Director, Technopreneur Africa
Senior Admin & Human Resources Officer
General Counsel and Company Secretary, Main One Cable Company
Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University of Lagos
Challenge & Opportunity
Strategy & Action
Region of focus:
Yaba suburb of the City of Lagos, Nigeria
Top 3 Industries:
Rising youth unemployment rates
Widening income gap
Limited and immature risk capital
Significant knowledge gap needed to advance the economy
Inadequate facilities/infrastructure to support learning, experimentation and collaboration
Lack of coordination among stakeholders leading to duplicated intervention programs
Mobolaji Finnih – Founder, Techpreneur Africa
Representation from all stakeholder categories
High degree of entrepreneurs out of economic necessity & high unemployment
Both national and Lagos governments are from the same party
Will be updated once the team graduates from the program.
One Lagos Skills Accelerator Program
Building a new globally competitive creative class
Focus areas: Coding, data science, music and entertainment
Providing commercially-viable, in-demand skills to a significant proportion of youth
Providing basic & cost-effective locations that enable environment for accelerated learning, safe experimenting and sharing/collaborating
Coordinating with demand-side partners to increase quality employment options
Leverage already existing assets across stakeholder groups to maximize collective impact
Social progress and economic prosperity as a collective measure of development in a region.
Innovation-Driven Entrepreneurial Ecosystem
Innovation-Driven Entrepreneurial Ecosystems are regional environments that effectively support startups focused on addressing global markets based on technological, process or business model innovation.
Ability to develop new to the world innovations from inception through to the market.
Culture & Community
Ability to start and build new to the world businesses from inception to maturity.
Culture & Community
November 21, 2016
Role of Governor Ambode, in the Ongoing Progress of Lagos State