Research and Development (R&D) in Emerging Technologies
The R&D unit is actively engaged in applied research on emerging and cutting-edge technologies and aligns them to Nigerian national interest areas, with a special interest in promoting the national digital economy. The unit champions digital innovation, leveraging the research breakthroughs from the different projects carried by various research groups, and is also involved in the development of products and services based on research outcomes, which will be targeted towards commercialization and the creation of spin-offs to handle the commercialization of technologies.
The research activities in the center focus on Artificial Intelligence and related fields like Machine Learning (ML) and Deep learning (DL), Robotics, the Internet of Things (IoT), Blockchain technologies, Virtual and Augmented reality, and other relevant emerging technologies. The center’s priority is to explore and research these technologies, with a particular interest in their application for the technological advancement of the nation.