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CLINTONEL INNOVATION CENTRE,CIC ABA- NIGERIA’S FIRST MAKERSPACE

Category : SUPA2019

Start-up Incubation.
At Clintonel Innovation Centre, the activities and progress of the 5 startup teams were reviewed. Valuable inputs were made on the following;
-Market Penetration
-Developing a Unique Selling Proposition
-Strategies for Customer Acquisition
-Pricing

Solar Inverter, Proudly made in Aba.
Trainees in Renewable Energy were introduced to Inverter Construction. They are currently being trained on Inverter Assemble and Transformer Coiling.

Computer Aided Manufacturing- Subtractive Manufacturing Technique.
At Clintonel Innovation Centre, Trainees in computer aided design and manufacturing (CAD &CAM), were introduced to the following:
-CNC Programming
-Programming Language Structure using G and M codes
-CNC Operation Setup in the Fusion360 environment.

Beautiful design made at Clinonel Innovation Centre.
A Shoe-Sole Mold.
This beautiful design is used for mass producing shoe soles. Designed by trainees in Computer Aided Design.


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ACTIVITIES AT CLINTONEL_MAKERSPACE

Category : SUPA2019

This week at Clintonel Innovation Centre, the following activities took place;

“Start-up Incubation”

From the synthesis of business ideas to its implementation undergoes a series of development or incubation.
Yesterday, a team of business consultants together with the CEO of Clintonel Innovation Centre- Mr. Tochukwu Clinton Chukwueke gave the 5 startup teams undergoing incubation insights on the following;
-Minimum Viable Product.
-Customers / Sales
-Pricing
-Business Evaluation

Digital Fabrication- Computer Aided Manufacturing(CAM)
Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machining is a subtractive manufacturing technique where parts are created by removing materials from a work piece using a variety of cutting tools controlled by code generated by models.
CNC machining is one of the tools of digital fabrication which creates prototypes through subtractive manufacturing.
Trainees in Computer Aided Manufacturing(CAM) were introduced to CNC machining.

A Team from PUBLIC AND PRIVATE DEVELOPMENT CENTRE (PPDC) visits CIC_Aba.
A group of Google Fellows from the Public and Private Development Centre (PPDC) visited Clintonel Innovation Centre (CIC_Makerspace) Aba.

Renewable Energy
An Inverter is a device that converts Direct Current (DC) into Alternating Current (AC).
The Solar Trainees were introduced to an Inverter Topology using the different types of Transformer as a case study.

SET OF BEAUTIFUL DESIGNS MADE BY TRAINEES IN COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN
Book Shelf -Mini Library
Made of plastic, mobile, durable and affordable especially for students.

Motor Rim:
This is a design of Wolf Wagon Motor Rim plated with gold.


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Clintonel Technology_Nigeria first Makerspace.

Category : SUPA2019

This week at Clintonel Innovation Centre, we had the following activities:

 

 Startups in Clintonel Innovation Centre (CIC) Business Incubation had a session with Femi Omotayo to review and improve their value proposition to schools.

 

Two of the startups are building products for schools: FLI Tech builds hardware devices for effective time management and content delivery while LED Tech builds Science-in-a-Box kits to give students easy, fast and deep knowledge of sciences.

 

Femi is an education consultant, teacher and convener of Rethinking Education Summit as well as TEDx Abayi.He gave the startups valuable insider insights for building school products that will sell.

“Father of Nigerian Internet” visits CIC

 

We were honoured to host Chief Chima Onyekwere (OON) at Clintonel Innovation Center (CIC) Aba.

As a born innovator, Chima as fondly called by close allies, championed the Internet Revolution in Nigeria by establishing the first Internet Service Provider (ISP) company Linkserve Limited, which earned him the sobriquet _“Father of Nigerian Internet”_ by the Federal Government of Nigeria, as cited during his conferment in 2008 as the Officer of the Order of Niger (OON). He also received the Pathfinder Award in ICT, ICT personality of the year, Titan of Technology and so many other industry awards over a 30-year career.

Introduction to Basic Electronics Concepts in Renewable Energy-for the Trainees in Solar

 

 Setting up a solar system requires some knowledge of basic electronics, hence our solar trainees were introduced to Basic Electronics Concepts.

 The areas covered include;

-Transistors

-Capacitors

-Inductors

-Fuse

-Integrated Circuits.

“Computer Aided Manufacturing”

 

3D printing is one of the equipment in Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM)

A 3D printer directly transforms computer drawings(images) into real physical products.

This process turns a whole object into thousands of tiny little slices, then builds it from the bottom-upwards, slice by slice. Those tiny layers stick together to form a solid object.

At CIC, trainees in Computer Aided Manufacturing were introduced to the components and mechanism of 3D printing.

Here at Clintonel Innovation Centre, we offer 3D printing services and train young people to become experts in Computer Aided Manufacturing.

 

“3D printing in various Application”

 

3D printing technology has advanced over the years. It now has application in diverse industries including:

Manufacturing

Architecture

Medicine

Custom art and design

Fashion

3D printers are even used to create more 3D printers

 

Materials used for Industrial 3D printing

 

3D printing machines are designed to print different products using diverse materials. Choice of material is dependent on the features of the desired product.

Top on the list of materials to choose from are:

1. Nylon

2. Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene

3. Resin

4. Polylactic Acid

5. Ceramics

6. High Impact Polystyrene 

 

It was indeed a productive week at CIC_Aba


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Soft Skills Training at Clintonel Innovation Centre (CIC)

Category : Uncategorized

Knowing precisely what you really want to achieve in life helps you to focus your energy appropriately for success.

Life skills are essential for success in life, marriage, business or work.

Life skills (soft skills) are abilities for adaptive and positive behaviour that enable individuals to deal effectively with the demands and challenges of everyday life.

The 3-day Soft skills training spanned through the following topics:

  • Goal Setting.
  • Developing a positive attitude and mindset.
  • Personal values and responsibility.
  • Leadership
  • Problem solving and decision making.
  • Communication skills.
  • Understanding the workplace and adapting to the changing world of work.
  • Searching for job and writing a winning CV.
  • Understanding business etiquette and relationships.
  • Creative thinking and innovation
  • Time management.
  • Working effectively in teams.
  • Networking for success.
  • Conflict management and peace building for economic development.
  • These will enable the trainees adapt well in whatever work environment/community they find themselves in.

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Soft Skills Training at Clintonel Innovation Centre (CIC)

Category : SUPA2019

Knowing precisely what you really want to achieve in life helps you to focus your energy appropriately for success.

Life skills are essential for success in life, marriage, business or work.

Life skills (soft skills) are abilities for adaptive and positive behaviour that enable individuals to deal effectively with the demands and challenges of everyday life.

The 3-day Soft skills training spanned through the following topics:

  • Goal Setting.
  • Developing a positive attitude and mindset.
  • Personal values and responsibility.
  • Leadership
  • Problem solving and decision making.
  • Communication skills.
  • Understanding the workplace and adapting to the changing world of work.
  • Searching for job and writing a winning CV.
  • Understanding business etiquette and relationships.
  • Creative thinking and innovation.
  • Time management.
  • Working effectively in teams.
  • Networking for success.
  • Conflict management and peace building for economic development.
  • These will enable the trainees adapt well in whatever work environment/community they find themselves in.

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3D PRINTED HANGER MOLD

SKILL UP ABIA 2019

Category : SUPA

It’s been a long week of activities here at Clintonel Innovation Centre ranging from business models presentations by the 5 start-up teams undergoing incubation to the beautiful designs made by trainees in Computer aided design and manufacturing (CAD & CAM) and the amazing prototypes printed by our 3D printer.

3D PRINTED HANGER MOLD

Clintonel Innovation Centre is committed to solving the shortage of power supply in Nigeria as our solar energy trainees advanced to load calculation which enables design specification in solar panal and inverter installation.

COMPUTER AIDED DESIGNS

Technology is truly best when it brings people together to solve problems.

SUPA

At Clintonel Innovation Centre, we are equipping young people with skills for technology development and job creation.


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Startup Incubation

Category : SUPA

Clintonel Innovation Centre (CIC) is poised to ensure that the startups which emerged from the Skill Up Abia project are successful.

Today in their incubation class, Mr Daniel Chinagozi, Founder, Innovation Growth Hub, took the teams through extensive lessons on ‘Understanding a Business’.

The entrepreneurs learnt the importance of understanding a business and the significance it holds when choosing the type of service/product to render.

Emphasis was placed on the various:

  • Business Model Canvas
  • Types of Business Models
  • Lean startup model: How to find a gap in the market in the most efficient way possible in terms of time and money spent.

The five Startup teams participating in the incubation include:

  • LED Tech which provide STEM practical kits for schools.
  • Mac Designs create footwear designs and shoe soles for the footwear industry.
  • Uvik offers solar charging stations and renewable energy alternatives for rural areas.
  • FLI Tech builds electronic displays and alarms for schools.
  • Tuzar ventures offers product design and digital fabrication for customers.

In our capacity as Nigeria’s first Makerspace and hardware business incubator, CIC seeks to provide training, mentoring and equipment to entrepreneurs to create and maintain sustainable businesses.


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Skill Up Abia Graduation

Category : SUPA

Skill Up Abia Graduation was a Huge Success!
93 people trained by Clintonel Innovation Centre – CIC Aba in CAD, CAM and Solar: 
12 startups emerged, 30 new products developed, 24 internship placements, 39 self-employed, etc.
CIC is effectively addressing youth unemployment in Nigeria.

10 amazing business startups shortlisted for Skill Up Abia Startup Pitch:
 Grace House
 Serve & Smile
 Fli-Tech
 Printables
 Mac Designs
 Air-Klipps
 Led Tech
 Uvik Tech
 Tuzar Ventures
 FG Engravers
These startups pitched before a seasoned team of judges who selected three winners to join CIC Hardware Business Incubator.
The startups will be supported to start and grow successful businesses.

#SkillUpAbia is supported by Foundation for Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta – PIND


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Foot and Footwear Designs by Computer Aided Design (CAD) Trainees

Category : SUPA

Computer Aided Design (CAD) students learning to dissect, analyse and design human foot and different kinds of footwears at SkillUpAbia2018, a project of Clintonel Innovation Centre – CIC supported by Foundation for Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta – PIND


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Invitation to SKILL UP ABIA Graduation

Category : SUPA

We are pleased to invite you to Skill Up Abia Graduation.

Date: Sunday, 3rd February 2019

Venue: CIC Makerspace
7 Factory Road, Aba.

Time: 2:00 pm

Highlights:
There will be a Startup Pitch Competition for 10 shortlisted startups emerging from Skill Up Abia. Three winners will be selected to participate in CIC Business Incubation program.

Skill Up Abia (SUPA) is a youth employment program of Clintonel Innovation Centre (CIC) Aba supported by Foundation for Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta (PIND).

Clintonel Innovation Centre is Nigeria’s first indigenous Markerspace and Hardware Incubator, Proudly Made in Aba.

Our Vision is to transform Nigeria into a technology producer, creating millions of employment for young Nigerians. We develop capacity in Nigeria for technology development and manufacturing.

Participants in Skill Up Abia are equipped with Market Ready Skills in Emerging Markets including: Computer Aided Design (CAD), Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) and Renewable Energy. Some of the trainees graduate and start up new businesses, some secure jobs in existing companies while the rest become self-employed freelancers.

Thank you for the honour of your presence.