Video of HNC Licensing Webinar

Licensing Webinar

This is the recorded webinar titled:
Licensing ideas, inventions and innovations.
In this webinar,you will learn how to convert your ideas into money without the need for Patents, Copyrights and Prototypes.

Learn from Ramzi Bouchrit, an International Licensing Expert with several years of experience.
Ramzi has helped inventors and makers to create successful products that the markets need and license those products to big corporations earning large figures in royalties.

Date: Thursday 18th July 2019
Time: 7:00 pm (Nigerian Time)

This webinar was organized by Hardware Nigeria Community (HNC), a national network of Nigerian inventors, makers and hardware entrepreneurs.

HNC is committed to fixing hardware in Nigeria and advancing indigenous technology development.


Highlights of HNC Lagos Meetup, 17th September 2018

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Building on the success of the last HNC Lagos event which was held in June 2018, the HNClagos second quarterly meetup was held on the 17th of September 2018. The meetup was themed “Exploring Rapid Prototyping” and was held at the GE Lagos Garage.

The event started around 11:30am with introduction of the community, its goals and purpose to the attendees by the HNC Lagos Chair, Emmanuel Odunlade. He stressed the importance of the community and shared some of the giant strides of Lagos chapter of the Community.

 

After the introduction, Emmanuel who went on to play the role of a moderator for the rest of the day, invited Demilade of the GE garage, to give a welcome note. Demilade disclosed the continued commitment of the garage to empowering hardware entrepreneurs in the country and emphasized the readiness of the Garage to do more to support the ecosystem.

After the welcome note the first speaker for the day, Ugo Okafor, a rapid prototyping engineer at the GE garage came up and spoke about innovating with rapid prototyping equipment like CNC machines. He stressed the ability of these machines to solve the difficulties surrounding hardware development in Nigeria if the right training programs are made available. He shared some of the parts which has been made at the garage using CNC machines and gave a background to the key techniques during their fabrication.

The second talk followed immediately with Adetunji Adeyemi of Design460 sharing how Design460 uses 3D printers and CNC milling machines for branding and Arts. He showcased different products which they have built/prototyped using 3D printers.


HNC Licensing Webinar

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HNC Licensing Webinar Flyer

Learn how to convert your ideas into money without the need for Patents, Copyrights and Prototypes.

Learn from Ramzi Bouchrit, an International Licensing Expert with several years of experience.

Ramzi has helped inventors and makers to create successful products that the markets need and license those products to big corporations earning large figures in royalties.

Date: Thursday 18th July 2019
Time: 7:00 pm (Nigerian Time)
Venue: zoom.us

Register for the webinar here:
bit.do/HNCwebinar

This webinar is organized by Hardware Nigeria Community (HNC), a national network of Nigerian inventors, makers and hardware entrepreneurs.

HNC is committed to fixing hardware in Nigeria and advancing indigenous technology development.

NB:
Direct link to the webinar will be sent to those who register


HNC Agric Tech Support

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Hardware Nigeria Community (HNC) is creating a platform to support Nigerians building hardware-based solutions in the Agricultural sector.

The community will be facilitating collaboration and access to other resources (including funding) that might help them, irrespective of their business stage.

Registration link: https://goo.gl/forms/SdvoKoxC2SKrt6Tg1

If you know anyone who might need this, please share with them.


A Funding Book for Every Startup

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Startup Funding Book by Nicolaj Nielsen is the greatest book I’ve ever read on funding.

If you are serious about building a startup, you have to read this book.

I just finished reading the book and it has completed changed my view on funding.

The book will greatly minimize the difficulty in raising funds.

I highly recommend this book for every startup.
The book is very simple with several true life stories and lessons.

I just shared the book on Hardware Nigeria Community (HNC) WhatsApp Group where we are sharing, learning and growing together.

https://startupfundingbook.com/


How to build technology ecosystem in Africa – A blue print (TEDx Talk)

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At TEDx Abayi, I shared a blueprint on “How to build Technology Ecosystem in Africa”

Africa imports over 95% of the technology products she consumes.

Our existence and survival as a continent heavily rely on other continents.

We graduate thousands of engineers every year, but we have very few companies to engage them.

Unemployment and poverty are very high in Africa.

One way out is indigenous technology development and entrepreneurship.

If we can engage young people in technology development and entrepreneurship, we can create abundant jobs, reduce poverty and build wealth.

However, to produce technologies, we need to build a technology ecosystem.

A technology ecosystem is the collection of people, institutions, companies and other resources required for the production of technology.

Without this ecosystem, we cannot produce technologies.

So, how do we build this ecosystem?

I shared a blueprint and the progress we are already making in building the Nigerian Ecosystem.

Click on the link for the video

This talk was given at TEDxAbayi, a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.


Hardware Community launched in Lagos, Nigeria.

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INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY (HARDWARE)

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As a follow up to Hardware Nigeria Community (HNC) Lagos chapter inauguration two days ago, Hub360 a Lagos based company is opening up their lab to 5 individuals (interns) willing to learn embedded systems design.

These 5 will have full access to all of the components hub360 sells to work with and the only requirement is that they write about their builds on hub360’s blog.

Anyone interested should send an email to learn@hub360.com.ng with “HNC Lagos Freebies” as subject😊.


Hardware Ecosystem in Lagos

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We’ve taken responsibility to build the Nigeria of our dreams.

We are inspiring and supporting indigenous product development, job creation and entrepreneurship.

We are building a Technology Ecosystem in Nigeria.
 Join us to inaugurate Hardware Nigeria Community (HNC) Lagos Chapter on 16th June 2018.

If you are in Lagos and you have interest in technology, register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hardware-nigeria-community-lagos-meetup-tickets-46827466212


Hardware Nigeria Community – Introduction

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HARDWARE NIGERIA COMMUNITY (HNC)

Hardware Nigeria Community (HNC) is a network and synergy of Nigerian inventors, makers and hardware entrepreneurs committed to fixing hardware in Nigeria.

It is a system which facilitates indigenous technology development, entrepreneurship and job creation.

 

Hardware in this context implies physical technology products such as electronic devices, mechanical devices, machines, gadgets, etc.

 

Vision of HNC

To build a highly successful hardware ecosystem in Nigeria

To transform Nigeria into a technology producer

 

Objectives of HNC

The overall objective of HNC is to identify and support Nigerians involved in hardware through local support groups in every city across Nigeria.

HNC will seek to achieve the following objectives:

  1. Create and maintain an accurate database of Nigerians in hardware including: Name, location, skills, projects, needs, etc.
  2. Facilitate the creation of new hardware products and businesses
  3. Build local support groups in every city and state nationwide
  4. Attract and provide relevant resources to people in hardware
  5. Advocate for government support to hardware players
  6. Provide capacity development for people in hardware – technical and business
  7. Provide support in prototype development, manufacturing and marketing of hardware products

 

Local support groups (LSG)

Each city will have a local support groups (LSG) and a coordinator.

The local support groups will meet regularly (preferably once a month) and will perform the following functions:

  1. Identify and keep record of hardware people in the city
  2. Share information, opportunities, equipment and tools
  3. Provide capacity development for members
  4. Facilitate collaboration among members in product and business development
  5. Help to validate market demand for potential products
  6. Help to distribute and market indigenous hardware products

 

Steps

To achieve the HNC project, the following steps are recommended:

  1. Identify volunteer coordinators in different cities nation wide
  2. Create a WhatsApp group for them
  3. Create and adopt a guiding document outlining HNC objectives
  4. Conduct an online survey for all hardware guys in Nigeria
  5. Organize local meet ups in different cities

 

CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT TOPICS

According to the road map for hardware ecosystem in Nigeria, capacity development (skill acquisition) is the next step after setting up HNC chapters.

The skills required by hardware developers can be summarized into two:

  • Engineering skills
  • Business skills

 

Engineering skills can be summarized to the following topics:

  1. Product/industrial design
  2. Electronic circuit design and PCB fabrication
  3. Embedded system design and programming
  4. Artificial intelligence and Robotics
  5. Computer aided design (CAD) and mechanical design
  6. Digital fabrication (3D printing, CNC machining, laser/plasma cutting, etc.)
  7. Mold design and fabrication

 

Business skills can be summarized to the following topics:

  1. Market valuation
  2. Business model and business plan
  3. Team building and management
  4. Pitching and Fund raising
  5. Marketing
  6. Supply chain management (SCM)
  7. Accounting

 

These skills shall be thought during the meet ups at each HNC chapter.

HNC chapters will serve as Local Support Groups (LSG)