Yusuf Bilesanmi Voted Inaugural Winner Of Africa Prize For Engineering Innovation “One To Watch” Award

Yusuf Bilesanmi has been voted as the inaugural winner of the Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation “One To Watch” award.

Yusuf was one of the twelve (12) innovators who pitched their innovations to a live audience who voted his – ShiVent – as one that showed promise and potential for impact. He also received a £5,000 prize.

ShiVent is a low-cost, non-electric and non-invasive ventilator for patients with respiratory difficulties, available at a fraction of the cost of mechanical ventilators. Its simple design enables it to be operated by unspecialised healthcare workers.

ShiVent is designed for under-resourced clinics with unreliable electricity supply and limited access to specialist knowledge.

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Team DC Solar Element Stove Wins Inaugural Nigerian Content Science And Technology Innovation Challenge (STIC)

Team DC Solar Element Stove has emerged winner of the inaugural Nigerian Content Science and Technology Innovation Challenge (STIC).

Team DC Solar Element Stove represented by Victoria Effiong and Paul Agbor of Cross River University of Technology, (CRUTECH), produced a solar element stove to be used for renewable and cheaper alternative cooking.

For the feat, Team DC Solar receives the grand prize of ₦10 million.

Team Quester of the University of Jos, came second with a Hydroponic system of growing food indoors without soil and received ₦4 million while Team Ted of the Federal University, Makurdi came third with a noiseless, fuel-less electric generator to provide alternate power source, and went home with ₦1.5 million.

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Queen College Lagos Win 2020/2021 LEGO League Challenge [National]

Queen College Lagos has emerged overall winner of the national 2020/2021 LEGO League Challenge by creating an App called Access, which gets people active by connecting people interested in the same sports.

Queen College Lagos, a new entrant to the program and all-girls school won the competition, which had participation of about 1,320 students from the 132 teams including student from all 104 Unity School in Nigeria, in total who were among the over 500,000 children around the world who participated in the 2020/2021 LEGO League Challenge.

Federal Science and Technology College, Orozo, came second, while Team AIROL, an all-girls team from University of Lagos AI Lab, came third.

The three teams will represent Nigeria at the International Open Championship in Greece.

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