Kazeem is an Innovative bright, talented and ambitious researcher and Engineer who has the required professional skills to excel as a young entrepreneurial promoter. He has a good track record of planning, managing and coordinating researches in the areas of technological innovations. He is also able to lead teams on commercial, industrial, science, technology and innovation research projects aimed at facilitating socio-economic development of the society. The Engineer believes that collaborations stimulates innovations, hence he is always wanting to be actively involved in all collaboration and affiliation engagements aimed at improving on the capabilities of concerned institutions. He has managed higher-level operations in Postgraduate Programmes and organized research, workshop, conferences and training. He is a recipient of the NYSC State Merit Award in 2007, the Best Graduating Student of Mechanical Technology Department, Federal College of Education (Tech) Potiskum, Yobe State in 1998. He was also awarded the Most Friendly Lecturer by the Postgraduate Diploma Programme in 2015. Kazeem has several publications to his credit and also presentations at different local and international fora, the latest of which is the Integrating Innovations for sustainable development in Africa. A paper presented at the 7th African Unity for Renaissance International Conference and Africa Day Expo 21-25 May 2017 Freedom Park, Pretoria, South Africa.
Stimulating Integrated Local Content Technological Innovations in Africa
Technological change occur through a combination of the inputs of a number of entrepreneurs who engages in the creation of new opportunities through cooperative work, since Innovations do not exist and survive in silos. Integrated Local Content Technological Innovations is concerned with the amalgamation of indigenous technological innovations targeted at stimulating technopreneurship within the African context.
The development of every technology evolves with efforts of the variety of participants such as the Finance, Academia, Industries and Government. Africa still remains the only untapped potential and needs to collaborate for innovations engaging the participants to the letter. This paper believes the continent has every opportunity to develop if all the hidden aptitudes were tapped, especially as some African countries aspires to be a knowledge-based economy. The continent must look inwards and believe in herself to harness all the technological hidden potentials. The paper proposes a model for collaborations targeted at the partners to stimulate technological innovations in Africa.