Executive Statement on Innovationbed AI-Talent & Mentorship Academy Initiative:
At Innovationbed AI-Talent & Mentorship Academy, we are pioneering a transformative ecosystem that harnesses the power of artificial intelligence and innovation to drive positive change in Nigeria. Our mission is to nurture diverse talent, catalyse small and medium enterprise creation, and provide cutting-edge AI consultancy services through young people in Africa. Through collaboration, education, and innovation, we aim to propel Nigeria and indeed Africa towards a prosperous and technologically advanced future.
To empower individuals and businesses in Nigeria through the strategic application of artificial intelligence and innovation. We foster diverse career transformation, facilitate the creation of sustainable small and medium enterprises, and establish a dynamic AI consultancy services marketplace. Our mission is to bridge the gap between potential and opportunity, igniting a wave of creativity and progress in the Nigerian landscape.
Our vision is to be the driving force behind a thriving innovation and AI ecosystem in Nigeria. We envision a future where every Nigerian has access to the tools, knowledge, and support required to unlock their full potential. Through the Innovationbed AI-Career & Mentorship Incubation, we aspire to see a nation that leads in AI innovation, boasts a resilient and dynamic new job market, and champions businesses that drive socio-economic growth. Our vision is a Nigeria that thrives on innovation, inclusivity, and limitless possibilities.
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- We are blessed with global network of innovation experts from where we draw our ecosystem development strength to build new generation of talents that can produce the world’s best digital innovation with impact on our society.
AI-Talent & Mentorship Academy (for Multi-disciplinary Career Transformation) Incubation
STUDENTS | GRADUATES | – ALL NON-ICT PROFESSIONS
The AI-Talent & Mentorship Academy, a social intervention initiative, by the Programos Foundation has developed a long term plan from 2000 to 2030. The main goal is to provide students with training in artificial intelligence and machine learning. Our program offers a combination of theoretical knowledge enabling participants from academic backgrounds to utilize AI effectively for greater efficiency. This empowers students to develop ground-breaking ‘services’ and ‘products’ while they are still, in college even before they graduate and potentially become founders of enterprises.
AI-Talent & Mentorship Cohorts for Education career
- Adult Education
- Arts & Social Science Education
- Human Kinetics & Health Education
- Education Administration
- Educational Foundations
- Science Tech. Education
AI-Talent & Mentorship Cohorts for Engineering career
- Biomedical Engineering
- Chemical Engineering
- Civil & Environmental
- Electrical & Electronics
- Mechanical Engineering
- Metallurgical & Materials
- Surveying & Geo-Informatics
- Systems Engineering
AI-Talent & Mentorship Cohorts for Dental Sciences career
- Child Dental Health
- Oral Pathology/Biology
- Oral And Maxillofacial Surgery
- Preventive Dentistry
AI-Talent & Mentorship Cohorts for Environmental Sciences career
- Quantity Surveying
- Urban & Regional Planning
AI-Talent & Mentorship Cohorts for Management Sciences career
- Actuarial Science & Insurance
- Banking & Finance
- Business Administration
- Industrial Relations & Personnel Management
AI-Skills & Mentorship Cohorts for Social Sciences career
- Mass Communication
- Political Science
AI-Talents & Mentorship Cohorts & Mentorship Academy 3-months
=N=235,000.00 Or $235
AI-Creativity Factory 3-months – Mandatory requirement for Mathematics not applicable!
Month 1: Introduction to AI and Python Fundamentals -Special Application to non-ICT professions
- Week 1: Introduction to AI and its Applications
- Week 2: Python Fundamentals
- Week 3: Data Structures and Control Structures in Python
- Week 4: Python Functions and Libraries
Month 2: Data Manipulation and Visualization
- Week 5: Data Manipulation with Numpy and Pandas using own professional examples
- Week 6: Data Visualization with Matplotlib and Seaborn using own professional examples
- Week 7: Data Visualization and AI Modelling for non-ICT Professionals data e.g Accounting, Medicine, Law etc
- Week 8: My 1st AI Project
Month 3: Machine Learning Basics – Special Application to non-ICT professions
— AI-FACTORY GLOBAL FACULTY
- Week 9 – 12: My AI Research Project : Product Pitching Skills and Venture Capital Introduction/Business Formation Strategy. Certification by Programos Foundation/UN World Summit Awards (Nigeria) and our faculty partners.
- Some of our brand activities for social experiments among students to promote AI and general tech education capabilities are:
- AI Workshops: Conduct workshops or training sessions on AI basics, machine learning, and its potential applications. Engage students in hands-on activities to develop their understanding of AI concepts.
- AI Projects: Encourage students to work on AI-based projects, such as creating chatbots, developing image recognition systems, or building recommendation engines. These projects can be showcased and evaluated within the student community.
- AI Competitions: Organize AI competitions or hackathons where students can collaborate in teams to solve AI-related challenges. This fosters a competitive spirit and encourages students to apply their AI knowledge creatively.
- Guest Lectures: Invite professionals from the AI industry to deliver guest lectures, sharing their insights and experiences. This exposes students to real-world applications of AI and provides them with valuable industry perspectives.
- AI Clubs or Societies: Establish AI-focused clubs or societies on campuses where students with a shared interest in AI can come together, exchange ideas, and collaborate on AI-related projects. These clubs can organize regular meetings, discussions, and knowledge-sharing sessions.
- AI Awareness Campaigns: Launch awareness campaigns using social media, posters, and events to educate students about the importance of AI education. Highlight the potential career opportunities and impact of AI in various fields.
- Collaborations with Industry: Seek partnerships with AI companies, startups, or research institutions to offer internships, mentorship programs, or research opportunities. This provides students with practical exposure and enhances their understanding of AI in real-world contexts.
- Remember, the key is to engage students actively, make it fun and interactive, and provide them with opportunities to explore and apply AI concepts.
AI-Talent & Mentorship Cohorts for Sciences career
- Cell Biology & Genetics
- Computer Sciences
- Marine Science
AI-Talent & Mentorship Cohorts for Pharmacy career
- Pharmaceutics & Pharmaceutical Technology
- Pharmaceutical Chemistry
- Clinical Pharmacy & Biopharmacy
Together. Nationwide. AI-Talent & Mentorship Cohorts& Mentorship Incubation is here!
I firmly believe that every field of study plays a crucial role in the development of our nation. Artificial Intelligence (AI) serves as a powerful tool that can help us appreciate the potential and prosperity within our respective professions while enhancing our competitiveness in this rapidly evolving era.
Fifteen years ago, my involvement as a volunteer in the United Nations World Summit Awards resulted in significant achievements for our nation. I had the privilege of nominating world-class innovators from our own ecosystem, leading to numerous accolades in both junior and senior categories.
In the near future, AI-Creativity Laboratory (a virtual incubation) which is our Failure Recovery Intervention project for all, will seem effortless when we can recognize as a society of change-makers the potential of profitable micro-start-ups that will evolve and contribute substantially to our economy, enticing investors to participate actively.
The program aims to empower these young ones to use AI to re-imagine innovative solutions and services out of their respective fields and prepare them for the evolving e-job market productivity and control.
I seek your unwavering support, whether from the private sector or government, to champion this essential endeavour, especially as we are committed to spearheading an affordable and transformative re-learning landscape focused on AI4all professions upskilling by the year 2030 for millions to benefit across Africa.
Thank you— Amos Emmanuel, mNCS, FIIM, CDOA
Past Incubations – Capital Market Career Transformation Intervention
SIDO.Liberty initiative of Programos Foundation targeted unemployed Graduates from diverse disciplines between (2000 – 2012). These graduates numbering 250 in different batches were incubated freely for ICT-enabled upskilling with specific specialization on Capital market Business process digital transformation and supplied for freely to the Nigerian capital market organisations. It was ran both in our Nigeria and Ghana Training Centers.
Previous Innovationbed-WSA Incubation 2022 – 2023
Past Incubations – Testimonials
- Aknowledgement by the FGN/ALAT Team on our exploits along this direction for 2024: