The African University of Science and Technology (AUST) Abuja has unveiled a business incubation centre named AUSTInspire Business Incubation Centre, to encourage innovation in the university.
Bosun Tijani, the Chief Executive Officer of CcHUB – managers of the Centre- said the mission of the incubation centre was to leverage science and technology to bring about prosperity to the people.
He said: “We are looking at innovations that solve real problems, not just in Nigeria but also in Africa.”
Speaking earlier, the acting president of the university, Prof Azikiwe Onwualu, who unveiled the hub, said the centre would enable staff and students of the institution translate their researches into problem-solving products and services that benefit society.
Prof Onwualu said: “We have decided to take a step about taking our research to the next level, bringing it to reality.”
On his part, Jude Adejunwon, the Practice Lead of Higher Education Initiative, CcHUB, said Africa cannot enter prosperity until her universities sit up.