Innov8 Hub proudly celebrates International Women’s Day. It is a global event that commemorates the socio-economic, cultural, and collective achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender balance across the world.
Through various innovative initiatives, Innov8 Hub has been supporting women from different backgrounds. Innov8 Hub encourages women to break barriers, develop skills, and unleash their full potential in entrepreneurship, education, innovation, and technology.
Celebrating Innovators on International Women’s Day
With this year’s theme for International Women’s Day on Innovation and Technology for Gender Equality, we highlight some of the remarkable prototypes created by women through our various programs. Here are some of the outstanding innovations:
Goodness Tamuno’s Geco Bricks offers an eco-friendly solution to plastic waste. This is done by recycling PET bottles and nylons to create strong and sustainable building materials. The main goal of Geco Bricks is to combat the problem of waste pollution and provide affordable building materials.
Mellopads is a medical device designed to relieve menstrual pain among African women. Developed by Abigail Ogunyemi, the device uses heat therapy and nerve stimulation to provide a safe and affordable alternative to traditional pain relief methods. With Mellopads, users can control heat levels and activate the nerve stimulation feature for a lower belly massage. This innovative solution offers a more accessible way for women to manage menstrual pain, an important health issue in Africa.
Farmisphere Cold Box
Looking for a sustainable and convenient way to transport fresh produce and seafood from harvesters to urban households? Check out Farmisphere Cold Box, a smart cooling box and digital marketplace developed by Eneyi Oshi. This innovative solution utilizes mobile cooling boxes that can be attached to delivery bikes, ensuring that the products arrive at their destination in optimal condition. With Farmisphere Cold Box, you can enjoy farm fresh produce and seafood without leaving your home
Check out Oke, a set of hand-made jewelry made from discarded high-density polyethylene plastics. Developed by Ireoluwa Bolakojo, this innovation aims to promote recycling and environmental sustainability through the creative use of waste materials. By incorporating Oke into your wardrobe, you can make a statement while also promoting a greener future.
AquaRes is a cutting-edge device developed by Dr. Tochukwu Ogbuile. It helps fish farmers detect and improve excess nutrient removal from their ponds, prevents algal bloom, and reduces fish mortality rates. Using advanced sensors and analytics, AquaRes measures key water quality parameters such as pH, dissolved oxygen, temperature, and ammonia, and provides real-time feedback to farmers.
International Women’s Day
These prototypes showcase the innovative and creative abilities of women in Nigeria, addressing important social and environmental issues with sustainable solutions. Innov8 Hub is proud to have played a role in empowering women to innovate and bring their ideas to life. As we celebrate International Women’s Day with the theme #EmbraceEquity in 2023, we recognize the crucial contributions of women in technology and innovation. We encourage more support for women-led initiatives in Nigeria and beyond. Innov8 Hub remains committed to supporting innovative women in Nigeria through its various programs and initiatives.