Dear Nigerian Youth,
After project defense, what next? What happens to the project that you toiled day and night to write before earning your degree? What happens to the conclusion, recommendations and areas for further study?
If your answer is what I think, spot on! It is general knowledge that in most tertiary institutions in Nigeria, after project defense, all copies of project work are stacked and locked up in the departmental resource centre or school library. 15 years later, certain officials burn them for good in other to create space for new ones.
The aftermath of this course of action is more saddening that the action itself. Asides the fact that the student and lecturer went through undue stress, research which should have been adopted, funded and utilized for economic sustenance and national development is lost in the annals of history. In an age where information rules the world, a people that shun enlightenment will remain oppressed. Hence, the ripple effect of this course of action may be the bondage of an entire family, town, nation or continent. For how long, Nigerian Youth?
For this cause, LEAD Resources has initiated a project called TARTI – Turning Academic Research to Innovation. TARTI is an accelerator programme for young, talented graduates who desire to turn their academic research to start-ups. TARTI is designed to encourage innovation in the educational sector, increase the promotion of local content in Nigeria, reduce unemployment among Nigerian youths and lead to economic sustenance and national development.
The TARTI Process
The TARTI process involves the following steps:
- Registration of talented graduates.
- Evaluation of academic research or project.
- Incubation of innovative projects and project owners.
- Modeling and piloting of innovations in the marketplace.
- Scaling of innovations for the economic sustenance and national development.
Benefits of TARTI
- Business Enterprise Training (BET).
- Funding support.
- Access to market.
LEAD Resources champions this cause in conjunction with the owner of the project, tertiary institutions, professional bodies and angel investors. We believe that the answers to our indigenous problems are hidden in your project. If discovered, funded and scaled, your project can birth innovation, wealth creation and national development for our country. Why not join us to TARTI now?
We hosted a solutions assembly on October 2nd 2020 on the way forward as regards TARTI. If you would like to know more about the plans to make your dreams a reality, read the communique of the solutions assembly here or watch the replay of the communique on YouTube. Enjoy!