Research for Impact Initiative 5.0 Commences at Innov8 Hub

Nigerian Academics to Develop Solution-Prototypes at the Research for Impact Initiative

Research for Impact Initiative: Revolutionizing R&D in Nigeria

A revolution in research and development in Nigerian academia is imminent at TETFund’s Research for Impact (R4i) Initiative. R4i is channeling Nigerian academics toward development of innovative solutions to societal challenges. The program is a collaboration between TETFund and Innov8 Hub. This initiative provides academics with the skills, processes, and procedures needed to turn their research ideas into solutions and prototypes.

The R4i 5.0 edition kicked off on May 15, 2023, at Innov8 Hub, Abuja. The R4i initiative is a key part of TETFund’s strategic plan to promote research and innovation in Nigerian universities. The initiative will help to bridge the gap between research ideas and solutions. R4i will ultimately lead to the development of innovative solutions that can address Nigeria’s most pressing challenges.

Research for Impact Initiative: Participants at the opening event
Research for Impact Initiative: Opening Event

At the opening event, Mr. Edward Singhatey, director at Innov8 Hub, commended TETFund for its collaboration with Innov8 Hub. He welcomed participants to Innov8 Hub, stating that the expertise and experience will be invaluable in helping the participants to develop their research ideas into innovative solutions.

The R4i initiative is a significant step forward in Nigeria’s efforts to promote research and development. The initiative will provide Nigerian academics with the skills and resources needed to develop solutions to Nigeria’s most pressing challenges.

The 18 nominated lecturers participating in the R4i initiative will work alongside mentors and experts at Innov8 Hub for 11 days. During this time, they will engage in a Bootcamp with mind-mapping sessions, a workshop, ideation sessions, problem-definition, and pragmatic steps to turn their research ideas into innovative solutions.

R4i: The Objective

The ultimate goal of the R4i initiative is to transform research ideas into innovative solutions that are aligned with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. We are excited to follow the progress of the R4i initiative and to see the innovative solutions that are developed by the participants.

For more information on the Research for Impact, Bootcamp, stay tuned to our digital platforms or visit

Join us as we follow the progress of these innovative academics and their ground-breaking ideas!

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Scroll to Top