Ebay Billionaire invests in Nigeria’s first open living lab

Pierre Omidyar

Pierre Omidyar
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eBay Billionaire, Pierre Omidyar’s Omidyar Network has awarded a $200,000 grant to fund the Co-Creation Hub. The hub is Nigeria’s first open living lab and pre-incubation space. Also, CO-Creation Hub received a $45,000 grant from the Indigo Trust, a unit of the Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts of the U.K.

According to a press release, the Co-creation Hub is a “non-profit, social enterprise centered around a shared workspace. Stakeholders from multiple walks of Nigerian life come together to collaboratively create tech-based solutions. The goal is to address social challenges facing the Nigerian society.” 

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