Services offered by MEI Center
MEI Centre offers the following services:
Cultivate general enterprising tendencies among IRDP students and staff members
Conduct short and long term entrepreneurship and innovation capacity building trainings for students, staffs and the general public
Build interest among higher education students to engage in entrepreneurship and self-employment.
Provide advice to students and staff who want to start businesses including to connect them with the institutions that offer soft loans, special skills training and technological as well as marketing skills advice.
Initiate and coordinate various entrepreneurship and innovation development activities at IRDP.
Put in place all required competitive capacities required to make students vibrant entrepreneurs and innovators, and impart these capacities through long and short term trainings.
Promote various entrepreneurship and innovation activities among rural and urban communities for the purpose of increasing income and engagement in industrial processing.
Organize and coordinate practical skills training among the youths as well as linking them with various institutions which offer soft loans including Banks and Local Government Authorities (LGAs) loan programs.
Currently, MEI Center hosts 47 students under its Incubation programs. Their ongoing entrepreneurship innovation activities are diverse and of great success potentials. The activities include ICT, Products Branding, Photo shooting, Aquaculture, Poultry, Car maintenance services, food processing, decorations design and production, leather products among others.
The center is also providing free after graduation care for IRDP graduates (Alumni) who are engaged in entrepreneurship across the country. Hence, we would like to invite more IRDP Alumni to use our MEI Center services so as to share experience as well providing all necessary capacities and professional advice as well as visibility opportunities that are required to make their businesses prosper.