Best Ideas 2022 features all the nominated entries submitted under ‘Submit your Idea’ category. All the entries consist of innovative solutions or propositions for an enterprise that champions the Sustainable Development Goals. They can be on the conceptual, planning, or start-up stage.
Explain your idea in details:
We strive to be the most accessible technological and innovation hub across Africa. Our major objective is to provide the environment, equipment and tools for students and locals to innovate new technologies to solve real problems in Africa. Our approach is create a tech hub in some major cities where people can build, innovate and transform ideas to reality. With the provision of stable electricity, handyman tools, machines, internet, iron & steel materials; our students will be more focused on the implementation of the theoretical engineering knowledge of physics, mathematics, chemistry they learn in schools. TechnoHub will operate basically like a workshop for developing tools that can solve real problems.
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
1. Poverty Reduction 2. Employment as a result of self employment 3. Less dependence on foreign products
Plans for implementation and sustainability
The way we intend to provide this service is by having a reliable material supply from factories i.e. iron and steel. We will look at ideas that can solve real problems in the society especially on farmlands. We will develop implements and machines that would make farming attractive to the youths. Machines like mini weeding machine, mini tractor, mini heap maker, and others. Our business model is B2C and its sole proprietorship. Our financing source has been from grants and personal funding. We intend to bring on board interested students or graduates who are willing to learn these practical skills. Our sustainability is to sell and maintain our ready-made machines and tools to farmers by leveraging All Farmers Association of Nigeria, AFAN.
This business structure is Sole proprietorship. The founder name is Ajibola Salami, 28. He is a native of Lagelu LGA in Oyo state. He is a graduate of Computer science from University of Ibadan. Abass Tiamiyu, 28, is a graduate of Agric Engineering, from University of Abeokuta. He has vast knowledge in engineering and physics. Ajibola is a perfect team lead, not just because he handles customers diplomatically but because he is also committed, productive, analytical, trustworthy and decisive.