Bawumia to launch University of Ghana Innovation and Entrepreneurship Programme

The Global Entrepreneurship Network-Ghana (GEN-Ghana) in partnership with the University of Ghana, Legon will host the official launch of the University of Ghana Innovation and Entrepreneurship Programme (UGIEP), on Friday 6th August 2021.

The event will come off at 2 pm at the Cedi Conference Centre (Department of Economics, University of Ghana, Legon).

UGIEP is a trans-disciplinary initiative that seeks to foster entrepreneurship and innovation culture at the University of Ghana, through extracurricular programmes and projects that support creative thinking, venture creation and growth towards the advancement of innovation and entrepreneurship development in Ghana.

“It will help unlock the ideas of students, alumni and faculty members of the University of Ghana, and translate the products and services from these ideas into employment and economic growth opportunities in Ghana,” organisers of the event said in a press statement.

The University of Ghana Innovation and Entrepreneurship Programme is an integral part of the University’s research development strategy to enhance its innovation ecosystem.

The programme is designed to engage students, alumni, faculty members, and external stakeholders in leveraging the research, innovative skills and experimental models to create start-ups and other opportunities. UGIEP is a result of the partnership between the University of Ghana through its Institute of Applied Science and Technology (IAST), and the Global Entrepreneurship network-Ghana (GEN-Ghana).

The guest of honour for the launch is His Excellency, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia (Vice President, Republic of Ghana).

The event will also be attended by captains of industry, policymakers, academia, civil society organizations, development partners, the media, students and alumni of the University of Ghana Legon.



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