Edo Polytechnic sets for Tech, Innovation Day in Sept
The Edo State Polytechnic, Usen, is set to organise a Technology and Innovation Day, to exhibit novel innovative tools and equipment developed by students, lecturers, artisans, entrepreneurs and other critical technology stakeholders in Edo State.
Rector of the polytechnic, Prof. Abiodun Falodun, in a chat with journalists, said the event will hold from September 21 to 23, 2021, noting that it is an initiative of the institution to provide a platform to showcase innovative and entrepreneurial output from the school and its host community.
He said the exhibition is themed, ‘Repositioning the Nigerian Ecosystem for Excellence and Innovation in Technological and Technopreneurial Advancements’, while the guest speaker at the event is the Director-General (DG) of the National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA), Dr. Halilu Shaba.
According to the rector, “The event will feature exhibitions by industries, staff, students, entrepreneurs, Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), artisans, government and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), and awards will be presented to different categories of winners.”
Some of the equipment that will be on display include fabricated yam pounding machines, waste to wealth plastic recycling equipment and software applications, among others.
Prof. Falodun said the event is aligned with the Governor Godwin Obaseki-led administration’s mandate for institutions of higher learning in the state to deploy technology in solving society’s problems.