Roar Nigeria Hub is one of the full-fledged university embedded ICT Hub in West Africa. Located in University of Nigeria, an institution with a student population of nearly 40,000 and 12 institutions of higher learning within an hour drive from Enugu city. The burning desire of the Vice Chancellor, Professor Benjamin Chukwuma Ozumba to create a smart university led to the hub becoming a private sector driven initiative by two engineering graduates of the university.
Roar Nigeria Hub’s Vision is To create homegrown technology solutions with global impact.
Roar Nigeria Hub is a community that will provide professional support to technology enabled startups, researchers, entrepreneurs and SME’s. Their programs are designed to develop a new generation of innovators and creators that will provide local technology based solutions with a global perspective. The Hub is destined to be a hotbed of ideas, invention and market induced solutions created with the concept of a triple helix (An interaction between Academia, Industry and Government).
Doors to the Hub opened late 2016 with the first pitching event held on January 26th, 2017 titled Tech & UNN. At this event, the Vice Chancellor, Professor Benjamin Chukwuma Ozumba shared his dream of creating an Ecosystem that will fuel unprecedented technology growth in Africa.
The official hub launch was held on February 6th, 2017. A public introduction of the Roar Nigeria will come up on April 26th, 2017 at the hub in University of Nigeria Nsukka campus. The hub hopes to create employment by increasing local content in information, communication and technology sector and establish the triple helix concept by improving collaboration between the Academia, Industry and Government.
About University of Nigeria, Nsukka
The University of Nigeria was the first full-fledged indigenous and first autonomous university in Nigeria, modeled upon the American educational system. It is the first land-grant university in Africa and one of the five elite universities in the country. The university has 15 Faculties and 102 academic departments. The University offers 82 undergraduate programs and 211 postgraduate programmes.