Corporate Liaison and Advocacy
The unit explores R&D efforts from local institutions (like universities and research institutes) and identifies harnessable innovative ideas with potentials for commercialization. It also coordinates research visits to the center, like sabbatical tenancy for visiting researchers, and serves as the interaction link with the other entities in the ecosystem – Office for Nigerian Digital Innovation (ONDI), MIT Regional Entrepreneurship Acceleration Program (MIT-REAP), and MassChallenge programs. Additionally, the unit serves as the business face of the center, projecting and coordinating the center’s digital consultancy services to other government agencies and private entities.
The unit promotes the center and its activities through public relations and advocacy programs and maintains a strong online presence via social media outlets and effective website deployment and maintenance. It is responsible for coordinating the center’s participation in exhibitions and trade shows to further market its activities and products to the corporate world and other government agencies.