Intel and AfriLabs Join Forces to Propel African DeepTech Ecosystem: Intel AI Programme Takes Center Stage in Nigeria.

AfriLabs, the largest network of technology and innovation hubs across Africa, is proud to announce its collaboration with Intel to host the Intel AI event for African DeepTech Startups & Ecosystem Stakeholders. Scheduled to take place from the 5th to the 7th of March 2024, from 9:30 AM to 13:00 PM, this three-day event at Fraser Suites, Abuja, Nigeria, is set to fuel innovation and collaboration across the continent.


With a mission to empower and equip Nigeria’s deep tech hubs, startups, and developers, the Intel AI Programme is more than just an event; it acts as a spur for change. The event will feature a series of insightful talks and panel discussions on the Challenges and Opportunities of DeepTech in Nigeria, an Introduction to the Intel Liftoff for Startups Program, Intel OneAPI initiative & Introduction to AI Tools at Intel, and an open exchange on how to build a startup community program. The sessions have been curated to arm participants with the essential skills, resources, and insights needed to thrive in the ever-evolving tech landscape.   


Anna Ekeledo, Executive Director at AfriLabs, expressed enthusiasm about the collaboration, stating, “We are excited to partner with Intel to drive forward the African DeepTech ecosystem. This event represents a significant opportunity to empower Nigeria’s deep tech hubs, startups, and developers, fostering growth and innovation in the region.”


“Through our collaboration with AfriLabs, Intel is proud to ignite the African DeepTech ecosystem by providing expertise and training, development resources, and important networking opportunities. This partnership represents our commitment to empowering and equipping Nigerian DeepTech innovators with the resources and skills they need to succeed in the current landscape. Together, we are shaping a brighter future for technology innovation in the region,” said Dr. Bienvenu Agbokponto Soglo, Director of Government Affairs Africa and IGA CTO Liaison.


Don’t miss your chance to be a part of this event, the Intel AI Programme for African Deep-Tech Startups & Ecosystem Stakeholders promises an exceptional opportunity to connect, collaborate, and co-create the future of technology in Africa. Apply now before submissions end on the 20th of February.


About AfriLabs

AfriLabs is the largest network of technology and innovation hubs across Africa, driving the growth of Africa’s innovation ecosystem. With a mission to support the development of the African technology and innovation ecosystem, AfriLabs connects hubs and other stakeholders to facilitate collaboration, resource sharing, and knowledge transfer.


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