What Nigeria Can Learn From Successful University Innovation Ecosystems

By Nnamdi Odumody There is an important linkage between town and gown i.e. the university and the development of the society. Every successful nation which has a thriving entrepreneurial culture has the ivory tower as the pillar through which this is achieved. Silicon Valley which is the world’s most successful entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystem arose courtesy of a Stanford University Professor named Frederick Terman who inspired two students – William Hewlett and David Packard – who wanted to build an electronics business in 1939 with $538. They used that money to establish Hewlett Packard, now a multibillion dollar Fortune 500 … Continue reading What Nigeria Can Learn From Successful University Innovation Ecosystems