In what could be defined as technology development in Nigeria, the prestigious University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) has opened a full-fledged university embedded technology Hub in West Africa called ‘Roar Nigeria Hub’
This is in line with the vision and burning desire of Professor Benjamin Chukwuma Ozumba, the Vice chancellor, UNN, to create a smart university.
Located at the Nsukka campus, private sector driven initiative by two engineering graduates of the university. And will serve the Institution with a student population of nearly 40,000 and 12 institutions of higher learning within an hour drive from Enugu city.
The official hub launch was held on February 6th, 2017 which coincided with a Pitchaton by teams from the school community and hosted by the Vice Chancellor.
While, a public introduction of the Roar Nigeria Hub holds on the April 26th, 2017 at the hub in University of Nigeria Nsukka campus.
Roar Technology Hub is on the mission is to produce the next generation of entrepreneurs by providing an enabling environment, support systems and relevant skills to succeed with technology entrepreneurship.
The Hub is a community that provides professional support to technology enabled startups, researchers, entrepreneurs and SME’s.
Programs of Roar Nigeria Hub are designed to develop a new generation of innovators and creators that will provide local technology based solutions with a global perspective.
It was gathered that doors to the Hub opened late 2016 with the first pitching event held on January 26th, 2017 titled Tech&UNN.
At the event, the Vice Chancellor, shared his dream of creating an Ecosystem that will fuel unprecedented technology growth in Africa.
The Hub is destined to be a hot bed of ideas, invention and market induced solutions created with the concept of a triple helix.(An interaction between Academia, Industry and Government).
The hub will create employment by increasing local content in information, communication and technology sector and establish the triple helix concept by improving collaboration amongst the academia, industry and government”.
However, this as a clarion call to all University of Nigeria Alumni and other friends of the university to participate in nation building.