NEIP Launches National Innovation And Entrepreneurship Week Programme
As part of the Government’s flagship programme to support startups and small businesses, the National Entrepreneurship and Innovation Programme (NEIP) has launched the maiden NEIP Innovation and entrepreneurship week programme to support startups and small businesses across the country.
The launch forms part of NEIP’s mandate of serving as a leading enabler for start-ups and innovation in Ghana.
Speaking at the press launch in the early hours of Wednesday 7th June, the Chief Executive Officer, of NEIP, Mr Kofi Ofori Nkansah said, the NEIP Innovation and Entrepreneurship Celebration platform sort to bring together the brightest minds, innovative ideas, and various opportunities that lie within our Innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem as part of efforts to Encourage creativity and innovation.
This, he stressed, will include many engaging programs and initiatives designed to inspire, educate, and connect aspiring Innovators and entrepreneurs with the resources they need to grow.
“We have developed a five-year strategic plan and this plan outlines NEIP’s focus on being the enabler for innovation, startups, and entrepreneurship in Ghana”.He lamented.
Throughout these celebrations, the participants will have the chance to take part in interactive workshops, engaging panel discussions, and thought-provoking keynotes delivered by industry leaders and experts. They will get the opportunity to sharpen their skills, broaden their horizons, and gain valuable insights into various facets of Innovation and entrepreneurship.
He underscored this innovation and start-up ecosystem is significantly different from the MSME ecosystem, requiring a tailor-made framework to make a meaningful impact in the Innovation Space. Hence, the need for more focus on Innovation.
He, therefore called on the entire Innovation and Entrepreneurship Ecosystem to join hands with NEzlP, to pursue the innovation management programmes, to will spur the growth of the private sector and translate into more jobs being created for the youth.
The story by Fada Amakye from Daily Sun