GE Garage Lagos is General Electric’s open FabLab in Nigeria. Through workshops and demo, they hope to increase the employability of the local workforce in some key industries. GE created the Garages program in 2012 to reinvigorate America’s interest in invention, innovation, and manufacturing. In 2014, Garages went global with three weeks of workshops amidst a fully equipped fabrication lab in Lagos, Nigeria.
In 2017, GE continues the program dedicated to accelerating the impact of Nigeria’s most promising entrepreneurs. Working with a variety of world-class instructors, investors, technical experts and partners, participants will build a culture of collaboration and innovation while translating their creativity to potentially viable ideas and businesses.
The Garage Entrepreneurship program’s select participants will directly interact with the latest manufacturing technologies – including 3D printers and laser cutters – that enable innovation through rapid prototyping, which will transform Nigerian industries, particularly, SMEs in creating value. The Garage also provides access to advanced hardware and Nigeria’s extensive mentorship network, supporting entrepreneurial spirit with an aim to spark ideas that drive growth across multiple sectors of the economy.
They have a new calendar and are accepting applications.
This program is designed for hardware entrepreneurs that have an existing product or idea and want to learn how to apply cutting-edge manufacturing technology like 3D printing to their product development process.
APPLY NOW by submitting this application form. The deadline is midnight May 22, 2017. There is NO fee for the application or the program.
May 30-June 24, 2017. Time: 4pm-7pm weekdays.
LOCATION:GE Nigeria Headquarters , Mansard Place – 3rd Floor, Plot 927/928, Bishop Aboyade Cole Street, Victoria Island, Lagos