BIP: Business more than usual

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IITA’s Business Incubation Platform (BIP) supports the Institute’s strategic goals and accelerates the commercial development of its proven and profitable R4D technologies, ensuring close alignment with R4D, the institute’s research arm. BIP focuses on two avenues of commercial development: the creation of innovative and commercially-viable products by IITA scientists, and the initiation and building of a network of public and … Read More

IITA Youth Agripreneurs: Building the future of Africa today

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The IITA Youth Agripreneurs (IYA) is breaking new ground and recording successes in Nigeria—its birthplace—and the hubs. For 2015, a landmark achievement of IYA was that the proposal to train about 140 young people from the Niger-Delta region of Nigeria on agribusiness was approved. The project, which is sponsored by Chevron Nigeria Limited, will give IYA the opportunity to fully … Read More