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The Project

The Project

Sponsored by the Tony Elumelu Foundation, the Nigeria Innovation Cluster Mapping project is poised to uncover the pockets of industry clusters where companies with similar attributes co-exist in Nigeria. The research will provide government and business community with data and tools for understanding what drives clustering, in every region of Nigeria, and how policy can boost its efficiency. This project will help take guesswork out of innovation policymaking by assisting government to know where innovations are occurring, their forms, and how to nurture them.

Globally, data shows that clusters play major roles in regional job growth, wages and formation of new companies. It is now strategic to develop ways to support clusters because of their impacts on sustainable economic growth. This project will help find an objective, quantitative measure to understand the critical drivers of regional competitiveness with consistently based statistical methods that will help improve the welfare of Nigerians.

This study will cover all the six geopolitical zones in Nigeria.

The Tech Sectors:
The classification of companies/entities was structured initially to follow Harvard University's Porter Base Cluster Definitions. But to avoid complexity owing to the non-sophistication of the Nigerian economy especially in the S&T arena, the following tech sectors are presently adopted.

- Healthcare / Medical
- Engineering
- Scientific
- ICT
- Craft technology (e.g. shoe making, weaving, etc)
- Green tech
- Others 

This is a working sector model which can change during data analysis.

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Result

Result

Visit ns2.ngclustermap.com for live result of the study. The circles represent the normalized sizes of the clusters and technology sector categories.

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Surveys

Surveys


Survey is one of the ways we are collecting data on startups, companies, research institutions, hobbyists, etc. This survey link is used to collect data on innovation creators. Tipsters can also use it to direct us to companies/people doing great things in the S&T space in Nigeria.



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Methodology

Methodology

In brief, our methodology comprises of the following components:

1. Study Design: The goal here is to develop a specific strategy that is relevant to Nigeria. We have done this by streamlining the clustering codes since Nigeria’s economy is not sophisticated yet. 

Below are some elements in our design:
- The opportunity within clusters and its core drivers
- The landscape of the cluster business model and its key differentiators
- Government policies on cluster growth trajectory
- Long-term political impacts on cluster quality and efficiency

We are also looking at some indicators which include the following in our study:
- Training and manpower development
- Corporate governance
- Financing
- R&D and general innovation
- Service quality
- Infrastructure 
- Business process and model 

2. Literature review and Pre-data Collection study: Previous works by National Center for Technology Management, National Bureau of Statistics, Corporate Affairs Commission, among others are very valuable. 

3. Data Collection: The interviews, questionnaires, focus groups, visits, etc.

4. Data Analysis: Make sense of the data and then port to Map and map the innovations based on many metrics we have developed internally. 

In the past, we have worked on tracking innovations at global scale especially in emerging areas like nanotechnology and microelectronics (our book received IGI Global "Book of the Year" award) examining the trajectory of global diffusion, policy and economics. Our methodology in this study is designed to provide resources that will help both government and the business community.

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Sponsor

Sponsor

This project is made possible by grant from The Tony Elumelu Foundation.

Founded in 2010, The Tony Elumelu Foundation is an African-funded philanthropic organization focused on supporting entrepreneurship in Africa by enhancing the competitiveness of the private sector. The foundation creates impact through business leadership and entrepreneurship development programmes, impact investments, research and policy advocacy.

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Team

Team

The project is managed by African Institution of Technology with Milonics Analytics providing the statistical modeling and data analytic tools. Professors, universities, individuals, and some staff of federal agencies in Nigeria are providing assistance on this project. The Program Director is Ndubuisi Ekekwe, Ph.D.

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