The Research for Impact workshop 3.1, initiated by TETFund in collaboration with Innov8 Hub, came to an end on the 18th of November, 2022.
Over an 11-day period, members of academia from different Polytechnics across Nigeria, were participants in the workshop. These lecturers went through the holistic process of turning research into prototype development over the duration of their stay. The participants chose challenges based on SDGs, and were shared into teams to turn problems into solutions.
At the end of the workshop:
TEAM Quality Education developed a Vibrotactile Telemetry; a mobile application that uses Morse codes to aid the learning of visually and hearing-impaired students in primary and secondary schools.
TEAM Energy developed a Home Energy Consumption Limiter & Monitor, for the provision of affordable, reliable, and sustainable energy.
TEAM End Hunger’s innovation was a Solar-Powered Agricultural Spraying Machine, developed to tackle the labour associated with small-scale farming; with a special focus on women in rural areas.
TEAM Clean Water & Sanitation developed a Mini Water Treatment Plant, to provide clean and safe water.
The Executive Secretary of TETFund, Architect Sony Echono, represented by the director of the E.S’ office, Architect Uche Nwogu, challenged the participants not to stop the process of innovation, and also reminded them to continuously build their innovative capacities.
Speaking on behalf of Innov8 Hub, His Excellency, Mr. Edward Singhatey was full of praise for the Research for impact workshop. He commended TETFund for the initiative, congratulated the participants for being fully immersed in the process, and also lauded Innov8 Hub staff for the role played throughout the workshop.
At the close of the event, the R4i participants were presented with their certificates, signalling the end of their workshop.