Host University: Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife
Centre Leader: Prof. Ayobami Salami
Deputy Centre Leader: Prof. Adesola Aderounmu
Centre’s Website: http://ace.oauife.edu.ng
The Centre aims to create a regionally-recognized and acknowledged model that is driven by high quality postgraduate education for uptake and commercialization of research and technology to advance the growth of ICT industry. The Centre will provide the launch pad for start-up companies borne out of university research activities, and collaboration with partnering ICT companies, who will have the competitive advantage of proximity and direct access to the intellectual infrastructure and output of the university.
The Centre will also ensure systematic incubation of research ideas and products from OAU and other partner HEIs such that the creative/innovative energy of the teeming youths is harnessed into ICT entrepreneurial endeavors using appropriate skill-enhancing training and mentoring. The primary goal will be to provide excellent training for national and regional students for Master and PhD degree programs in ICT and related disciplines.