Call for Paper and Participation for Nigeria Innovation Summit 2019


Nigeria Innovation Summit in its 4th year has become the leading annual event that focuses on the need for the country, businesses, organisations, entrepreneurs in Nigeria to become more innovative, and apply innovation to drive sustainable development. This Summit helps Nigeria embrace innovation like never before through the use of Emerging Technologies and Trends, Research, Development, Entrepreneurship and Investments as key drivers of an innovation ecosystem. This is a platform that creates awareness on the need for Open Innovation in Nigeria. It challenges Nigeria to leverage innovation and become competitive like other countries that are using innovation to drive their economy. The Summit also promotes leading innovations from Nigeria and recognizes innovators who are pacesetters.

The key features of the Nigeria Innovation Summit are Keynote Presentations,Panel discussions,Special sessions,Innovation Management workshops from Industry Leaders, Government, Investors, Leading Companies, International Organisations, Top Entrepreneurs, CEOs, Innovation Managers across the world and across the focus sectors.

The Theme for the 2019 Innovation Summit is –

Accelerating Nigeria’s Economic Growth Through Innovation

Date: 20-21 August, 2019.

Venue:Sheraton Hotel,Ikeja Lagos,Nigeria

Time: 9am daily

Summit website:

Speakers from the following: government agencies and representatives, international organisations, academics, business leaders, companies, organisations and industries, CEOs, entrepreneurs, decision makers, innovators are invited to send in their interest to speak or organise a workshop/panel discussion on any of the following focus areas:

-Nigeria’s Economic Outlook, Policies, Strategies and the Impact of Innovation Culture.
-Building Innovation Ecosystems and Leveraging on Global Innovation Ecosystems
-Investments in Innovation in Nigeria
-Innovation and Sustainable Development
-Fintech, e-Commerce,Banking Innovation
-Women,Technology and Entrepreneurship in Nigeria
-The Concept of Open Innovation,Innovation Management and Collaboration
-Public Health and Innovations
-Innovation in Telecommunications, Infrastructure Development and the Mobile Industry
-Innovation in Manufacturing Industry,Services and logistics
-Innovation through Emerging Technology Trends like Block Chain Technologies, Big Data and Data Centres, Cloud Computing, Internet of Things, Virtual Reality, Wearable Technologies, Robotics, Genomics, Smart Cities, etc.
-Innovation in Power, Energy Technologies and the Environment

-Research and Development, Intellectual Property
-Innovation in Banking and finance
-Innovation in Oil and Gas Industries
-Nigerian youths, Technology and Entrepreneurship

The Summit offers different types of engagement including:

Keynote Sessions (20 – 30 min)

Track Sessions (20 min)

Panels (10 – 15 min per panel member)

Workshops (1 hour)

Send in your interest to speak or to organise a workshop/panel session in a one page abstract to not later than May 31st, 2019.

Selected speakers will be notified.

Kenneth Omeruo
Omeruo Ndukaku Kenneth is an Innovation Management expert,the CEO of Emerging Media,a new media company.He is a member of ISPIM - International Society for Professional Innovation Management and the US-Africa chamber of Commerce.He is the Founder of TechTrends Nigeria Blog,Nigeria Innovation Summit and the African Innovation Academy.Kenneth is a highly sought-after Internet Marketing Consultant who has through his seminars, articles, training and consulting, helped many organizations, Individuals, Businesses maximize the Internet for business purposes.Kenneth has also being featured as a guest on the TV show TODAY ON STV Nigeria and on Bloomberg Africa TV.He is the author of the best –selling Internet Book: How To Create Unlimited Internet Wealth. He is a syndicated columnist with the following Newspapers in Nigeria: Daily Independent, Financial Standard, PUNCH, BusinessDay, and Sun.Kenneth organises the EduNet Conference for Universities in Nigeria. Kenneth is a member of Institute of Software Practitioners of Nigeria( ISPON ) Roundtable For Capacity Development in Nigeria,member pre-selection committee for Nigeria at the UN World Summit Awards,a Panelist for Youth Enterprise With Innovation in Nigeria(YouWIN)-a Federal government initiative created by the ministry of finance,supported by ministries of Communications Technology,Youth Development,Worldbank and DFID. A 2013 Judge at the Google Cloud Developers Challenge for Sub Saharan Africa.He has been a contributing editor of Nigeria Communications Week,Africa Telecom and IT Business Magazine,ICT Today magazine,M2 magazine.Kenneth has been invited to the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation Forum, Oracle Open World Conference USA, Oracle Cloud World Dubai, and GITEX Dubai. He now lives in New York with his family and presently working on an Open Innovation project for Nigeria. You can contact Kenneth through email: (kenneth (at) On Skpe:Kenneth.Omeruo

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