- Innov8 Hub -

Innovation | Venture Creation | Start-up Incubation | Human Capital Development

Innovation | Entrepreneurship Drive | Start-up Incubation |Technology Transfer |Research & Development | Prototype Development | Fabrication |Human Capital Development


About Us

Innov8 Hub is a not-for-profit, non-governmental organization, with a mandate to groom INNOVATORS, INVENTORS, RESEARCHERS, CREATIVES, ENTREPRENEURS and VENTURE CREATORS; as well as inculcate the CULTURE of INNOVATION, CREATIVITY and ENTREPRENEURSHIP in Nigerians. We strategically aid and collaborate with organizations and individuals seeking to transform their ideas into inventions, inventions into solutions, solutions into enterprise.

Innov8 is a focal point for Innovation Start-up Incubation, Technology Transfer, Knowledge & Skill Impartation, Prototype Development and Fabrication.

Through different programs and initiatives, we bring together brilliant minds and gifted hands from across board, to whom we provide access to mentoring, expertise, enabling environment, and cutting-edge facilities needed to make their dreams come alive



We aid individuals and organizations in transforming their ideas into invention, invention into solution, solution into enterprise. Innov8 Hub is the focal point for developing ideas into innovation and ventures.                                                         

Research & Development

At Innov8, we support organizations and individuals searching to find new ways of doing things, and to improve on existing innovations.


Our team of experts from around the world are available to guide, mentor and support innovators, entrepreneurs, and venture creators on their journey to new findings.

Entrepreneurship/Start-Up Incubation

The Hub is a platform for entrepreneurs to accelerate their enterprises, and for start-ups to be incubated for development and growth.

Prototype Development

Innov8 Hub facilitates the processes and procedures of prototype development and proof-of-concept for individuals and start-ups.

Human Capital Development

We offer capacity-building programs in several fields of expertise. Our programs impart beneficiaries with knowledge and skills, as well as strategic direction for self-sustainability and development.

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Programs & Initiatives

TETFund Alliance for Innovative Research (TETFAIR)

TETFund Alliance for Innovative Research (TETFAIR) is an initiative of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund, in collaboration with Innov8 Hub. It is a year-long programme for researchers and academics in Government universities across Nigeria, who have ideas they want to translate into innovation, solution and enterprise.

Research for Impact (R4i) Initiative

TETFund in partnership with Innov8 Hub implements this R&D Capacity-Building program for the Academia. Researchers, scholars and innovators will go through a 10-day intensive developmental program on R&D procedure, ideation and prototype development.


i-FAIR is an initiative of the Embassy of the State of Israel in Nigeria in collaboration with the Office of the Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria

With the mandate to empower INNOVATORS, INVENTORS, ENTREPRENEURS, and VENTURE CREATORS in Nigeria…

E-Cube Rural Empowerment & Development Initiative

We deploy the E-Cube renewable energy facility to rural and semi-urban areas; to empower and develop communities in terms of Energy, Health, Clean Water, Agriculture, Education, ICT, as well as create value chain for economic empowerment.

Intellectual Property Protection & Advisory

The Hub supports individuals and organizations in achieving Intellectual Property awareness and protection. This is done through our partnership with the World Intellectual Property Organization, the Nigerian Patent & Designs Registry and the National Office for Technology Acquisition & Promotion.

Capacity-Building & Human Capital Development

This platform offers a variety of courses in technology, design and entrepreneurship. Courses are delivered through a combination of online modules and in-person workshops.

Vocational Enterprise

Our Creative Arts Department synchronizes art and design, using cutting-edge, state-of-the-art equipment and tools. This necessitates the transformation of innovative ideas into compelling, aesthetic finished products…

Recycling & Upcycling

We create value from waste and build the capacity of individuals to create items of value and beauty out of waste materials, using modern technology and techniques. Through our Expertise, Experts, Technologies,  and Facilities, we encourage people to…

Venture Creation & Start-Up Incubation

The venture programs department is committed to expanding investment opportunities for early-stage start-ups and businesses through tailored programs that provide…

Activities & News

R4i Testimonials

My R4i Experience: Kolawole Adebayo Lawal (PhD)

As I reflect upon my R4i experience, I am reminded of a quote by Albert Einstein: “The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.” Indeed, it is through the lens of imagination that we unlock the door to innovation, paving the way for a future defined not by limitations, but by boundless possibilities.

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Words are not enough to summarise my R4i experience, as this is a lifetime opportunity to be inspired on how to be creative, innovative and positively impact the society. This journey started on a note that it was going to be like the usual workshop where you attend and enjoy the ambience of a place away from home, but I was later proven wrong. Right from the first day, it had been a wonderful exposition which stimulates me to love a problem with my heart but never be in love with a solution, as solutions to problems keep changing.

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R4i Testimonials

My R4i Experience: TAIBAT AJIBOYE

My first day at Innov8 Hub started with so much excitement until a certain teacher would constantly pick on me, I would constantly ask myself “why me again?” “what have I done this time?” little did I realize he had a lot of knowledge to give and was really particular about wanting me to consume as much as I could; which I eventually did because we, the youths, are indeed the future of innovation research.

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The Research for Impact initiative opened the door to a paradigm shift in my approach to research and innovation. With 23 years of experience as a researcher, I initially approached the program with a sense of familiarity, centered on traditional research practices. Little did I know that my journey at Innov8 Hub would be a catalyst for profound transformation.

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Mohammad Balteh
R4i Testimonials

My R4i Experience: MOHAMMAD BALTEH

My first thought about R4i was that I will be taken away from the comfort of my home and family to yet another ‘as usual’ academic workshop one is used to, for two weeks! This was my feeling from the very first day I was nominated, down to the very moment I arrived in Abuja. But that feeling was completely changed, in fact, ‘Regret’ can never be a word to mention about The Research for Impact initiative.

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Model for Sustainable Rural Empowerment & Community Development through Renewable Energy

R4i Prototypes Developed at Innov8 Hub

Detailed information on R4i prototypes in the Hub.



Yes, you can visit the hub. Kindly send an email to info@innov8hub.ng requesting a visit and stating the purpose of your visit.

Yes, TETFAIR is strictly for academics (Researchers, technologists, and lecturers) from tertiary institutions in Nigeria that are beneficiaries of TETFund.

The Research for Impact initiative is strictly for academics (Researchers, technologists, and lecturers) from tertiary institutions in Nigeria. Participants get nominated by their institutions to participate.

Innov8 Hub is a Non-Governmental Organization and we partner with different organizations to help researchers, innovators, and technologists translate their ideas into prototypes. However, individuals with need for prototype development MUST come through one of our programs/initiatives.

The Hub ONLY helps you get your prototype to investors if you participate in any of our initiatives(R4i, TETFAIR and i-FAIR).

You don’t need to be an academic to participate in some of the entrepreneurial initiatives. The best way to find out if you’re eligible is to check the specific Call For Appication’s details, which usually include information about who can apply. Look for the section titled “Who can participate”.

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