Facebook and Co-creation Hub (CcHUB) have announced the second edition of the annual Innovation Showcase Week (ISW 2020).
The theme for the Innovation Showcase Week is “The Best of West-African Innovation” and it is scheduled to hold on the February 13th and 14th.
The two-day event is expected to bring to view solutions built by companies in the CcHUB and NG_HUB portfolio to corporate executives who can leverage them for growth.
The solutions on display at the 2020 Showcase will include balloon-powered satellites, AI-driven fraud detection, blockchain-powered anti-counterfeiting, computer-vision powered glasses for the visually impaired and other deep tech solutions built by the 18 startups from West Africa.
The 2020 edition of the Innovation Showcase Week is designed to offer immense value to corporate organizations, multinationals, development agencies and other related institutions to experience and find cutting-edge solutions that can create value for their businesses, partners and customers.
Last year, the first Innovation Showcase Week, saw over 250 executives including top-level executives from multinationals attend the two-day exhibition which birthed over 50 interests between the startups and corporates.
In 2019, six of the showcasing startups raised over $500,000 including Chekkit who recently secured its position as the only African company to be accepted into a global accelerator and received a grant from Umdasch Challenge at the World Summit Awards 2020.
Bosun Tijani, CEO at CcHUB will facilitate a corporate innovation workshop focused on how Corporates can leverage local and continental innovation to increase market share.