Facebook, in partnership with Co-creation Hub (CcHUB), will be holding the second edition of its annual Innovation Showcase Week (ISW) on February 13 and February 14, 2020.
Following a successful inaugural edition, the ISW 2020 is themed: "The Best of West-African Innovation". The two-day exhibition will showcase solutions built by CcHUB and NG_HUB portfolio companies to corporate executives who can leverage them for growth.
The solutions on display at ISW 2020 will include balloon-powered satellites, artificial intelligence-driven fraud detection, blockchain-powered anti-counterfeiting, computer-vision powered glasses for the visually impaired and other deeptech solutions built by 18 startups from West Africa.
Bosun Tijani, CEO of CcHUB, which acquired Kenya's innovation hub last year, will facilitate a corporate innovation workshop focused on how corporates can leverage local and continental innovation to increase market share.
Executives looking to experience the best of West-African cutting-edge solutions can request for an invite and indicate their interest in attending the workshop.
ISW 2020 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, more than 250 executives including from multinationals attend the two-day innovation exhibition which resulted in birthed deals between startups and corporates.
In 2019, six of the showcasing startups raised over $500,000, including Chekkit which was the only African startup recently accepted into the global accelerator programme, Merck Accelerator. It is also poised to receive a grant from the Umdasch Challenge at the World Summit Awards later in March.