Freetown Innovation Week
A Heartfelt Thank You to Our Speakers, Guests, Sponsors, and Partners.

On behalf of our Managing Director, Mr. Francis Stevens George, and the team at Innovation SL.

We would like to acknowledge and extend a well-deserved thank you to;
Hon. Salima Bah, minister of Communication, Innovation and Technology for delivering a keynote speech on the opening day of the Freetown Innovation Week (FIW).

Our speakers on the different themes; Mariatu Swaray, Herman Chinery Hesse and Joseph Brima and all our distinguished guests for attending these great events.

Our distinguished sponsors and partners (Main- Sponsor AGL, Freetown Terminal,SAL- Other sponsors & Partners; Orange SL, Ecobank Microfinance, Brussels Airline, Capitol foods, Broad connect, K-STEM, Freetown Innovation Lab, Metro, Limkokwing University, Institute of Public Administration & management(IPAM), G. Shankerdas & Sons, ) for their commitment to always providing their full and much-appreciated support to entrepreneurial endeavors.

Our distinguished panels for their contributions to the discussion on the theme: “Importance of AI in SL”, “State of the Ecosystem”, “Climate Change Status in SL and Mitigation Measures”
Our Showcase partners K-STEM, Freetown Innovation Lab, MEER group and IMO-Tech.
To the Rotaract team for organising Interact groups across different schools for the STEM session.
Our well-grounded Judges for their very thoughtful and useful feedback to the pitchers.

Special thanks to Orange SL for the cash prize donations to the pitchers, which will help them implement their respective projects.
The photos and video for the event have been uploaded to our Innovation SL Facebook page and Freetown Innovation Week website @www.freetowninnovationweek.com
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Please click the link to some of our documents- What we do, and other insight in the ecosystem.

Don’t miss the Opportunity

We are thrilled to announce the upcoming Freetown Innovation Week, taking place from May 13th to May 16th, 2024. This event is a fantastic opportunity for innovators to showcase their big ideas and potentially secure funding, partnerships, and other valuable connections.

If you have a groundbreaking innovation that you’re eager to share with the world, now is your chance! Register for the Freetown Innovation Week by clicking the link below and filling out the form. By participating in this event, you could win cash prizes, form key partnerships, secure sponsorships, and unlock a world of opportunities for your innovation.

Don’t let this chance slip away – register now and take the first step towards realizing the full potential of your big idea. We can’t wait to see the incredible innovations that will be showcased at the Freetown Innovation Week!

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

Freetown Innovation Week (FIW) is back for its second edition, and this year promises to be even more groundbreaking and impactful than before! After the resounding success of our inaugural event last year, we are thrilled to invite you to join us for a week-long celebration of innovation, collaboration, and creativity.

FIW is a unique platform that brings together a diverse range of participants including entrepreneurs, researchers, businesses, and the public, all united by a common goal: to drive innovation forward in Sierra Leone and beyond. Our event aims to:

  1. Showcase Cutting-Edge Ideas, Technologies, and Solutions: FIW provides a stage for innovators to showcase their latest projects, products, and ideas that have the potential to revolutionize various industries and sectors.
  2. Facilitate Collaboration and Knowledge Sharing: By bringing together stakeholders from different sectors, FIW fosters an environment of collaboration and knowledge exchange, where participants can learn from each other, forge new partnerships, and explore opportunities for collaboration.
  3. Inspire and Empower: Through engaging talks, workshops, and interactive sessions, FIW aims to inspire and empower individuals to think creatively, push boundaries, and develop innovative solutions to the challenges facing our communities and the world at large.
  4. Promote Innovation within Freetown: As the capital city of Sierra Leone, Freetown is a hub of creativity and potential. FIW seeks to harness and amplify this innovative spirit, driving positive change and growth within the city and beyond.

We invite you to be a part of this exciting journey by showcasing your innovation and participating in FIW. Whether you’re a budding entrepreneur with a game-changing idea or an established organization with innovative solutions, FIW provides a platform for you to shine.

Register your interest now by clicking the link below or scanning the QR code on the flyer:

[Register Here](https://forms.gle/GKcpMrZ1WUZW9nDL8)

Let’s come together to shape the future, one idea at a time. See you at Freetown Innovation Week! 

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Together, let’s create a brighter, more innovative future for Sierra Leone and beyond!

 

SAVE THE DATES

Mark your calendars and get ready to ignite your innovative spirit at Freetown Innovation Week! It’s going to be an explosive event you don’t want to miss! ‎

A CALL FOR FEEDBACKS

FIW’s team would like to take a moment to express our gratitude to you, our attendees and participants for your involvement and contribution to this year’s event. Your Curiosity, Enthusiasm, and Willingness to engage with the various activities and discussions made this year’s Freetown Innovation Week a great success.

From the thought-provoking keynote speakers to the interactive workshops and exhibits, each and every one of you played a pivotal role in creating an inspiring and collaborative environment. Your participation helped to foster a sense of community and innovation in our city, and we are grateful for your support.

As we look towards the future, we hope to build on the momentum of this year’s event and continue to grow and improve. To that end, we would greatly appreciate your feedback on your experience and how we can make next year’s Innovation Week even better.

As we look towards the future, we hope to build on the momentum of this year’s event and continue to grow and improve. To that end, we would greatly appreciate your feedback on your experience and how we can make next year’s Innovation Week even better. CLICK TO GIVE US A FEEDBACK

FIW APPRECIATION

Congratulations to Mr. Franklyn Momoh, our first ever winner of the very first Freetown Innovation week pitch night held at the Freetown City Hall. We are happy that you made history together with us with your outstanding achievement of being the winner of the first Freetown innovation week pitch night. Your dedication, hard work, and innovative approach have earned you this well-deserved victory. You have truly set the standard for excellence in sustainability and fashion, and we are proud to recognize your contributions to Freetown’s Innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem.

We would also like to take this opportunity to express our sincere appreciation to our sponsors and partners of this year’s Freetown Innovation week. Without your support, this event would not have been possible. Your commitment to fostering Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and creativity in our community is truly commendable, and we are grateful for your ongoing efforts to make Freetown a thriving hub of Innovation.

Once again, congratulations to Mr.Franklyn Momoh of BeenFrank Designs on this remarkable achievement, and thank you to our sponsors and partners for your invaluable contributions to our city’s innovation week. We look forward to continuing to work together to support and celebrate innovation in our community.

FIW  2023 STARTS TODAY

It’s here, the most anticipated event of the entrepreneurial ecosystem of Sierra Leone…

Are you ready for an exciting week of innovation in Freetown?! In just a few short hours, the Freetown Innovation Week will kick off at the Freetown City hall, bringing together entrepreneurs, investors, and community members to celebrate and showcase the latest advancements in technology, business, and social innovation.

Over the course of the week, attendees will have the opportunity to attend a variety of events, including panel discussions, keynote speeches, workshops, and networking sessions. Topics will range from emerging technologies like SCALING UP BUSINESS GROWTH, CLIMATE CHANGE,STEM FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT and blockchain, to social impact initiatives and sustainable business practices.

In addition to the scheduled events, there will also be a number of interactive exhibits and demonstrations throughout the city, showcasing the latest and greatest innovations in various fields. Whether you’re a seasoned entrepreneur, a curious community member, or simply someone interested in learning more about the future of innovation, there’s something for everyone at the Freetown Innovation Week.

Set your reminders, and get ready to join us for a week of inspiration, education, and collaboration. We can’t wait to see you there!

MEET OUR PARTNERS SPONSORS FOR THIS YEAR’S FIW

We are thrilled to announce the sponsors and partners of our upcoming Freetown innovation week! This event promises to be a stimulating and inspiring opportunity for participants to connect with industry leaders, learn about the latest trends in technology and entrepreneurship, and explore new ideas and approaches to innovation.

Each of whom is committed to supporting innovation and growth in our city. We are grateful for their generous support and are excited to work with them to make this event a success.

In addition to our sponsors, we are also fortunate to have a number of partners who are contributing their expertise and resources to help us deliver a dynamic and engaging program. These partners include;KYIC, LIMKOKWING UNIVERSITY,FREETOWN PITCH NIGHT (FPN),who are each leaders in their respective fields and bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the event.

Throughout the week, participants will have the opportunity to attend a range of sessions and workshops focused on topics such as scaling up your business, business diagnostics, and the business model canvas. We are also offering workshops on cutting-edge technologies such as 3D printing and robotics, as well as sessions on STEM for sustainable development and climate change.

We invite you to join us for this exciting event and to take advantage of the many opportunities to learn, collaborate, and innovate.]

Click on the LOGOS to get more info on what our sponsors do and how you can collaborate with them or access their services

APPLICATION DEADLINE IS TODAY

As the Freetown Innovation Week draws near, the excitement is building up as entrepreneurs and innovators gear up to showcase their ideas and products. The Freetown Innovation Week, which is set to take place from May 16th to May18th, promises to be a hub of creativity and innovation.

One of the highlights of the Innovation Week is the Pitch Night, where entrepreneurs have the opportunity to pitch their ideas to a panel of judges and investors. The competition is fierce, and the stakes are high, with the chance to win funding and support for their business ventures.

Applications for the Pitch Night closes today at exactly 11:00pm, and the response has been overwhelming. The organizers received numerous innovative and exciting ideas from entrepreneurs and startups across the city. The applications are under careful reviews, but the final participants  are yet to be selected. So what are you waiting for??? You have a few more hours from now to grab the opportunity and make the most out of it.

The Pitch Night promises to be an exciting event, with a diverse range of ideas and products on display. The judges and investors are eagerly looking forward to seeing the creativity and passion of the entrepreneurs and innovators.

 

The Innovation Week is an excellent opportunity for startups and entrepreneurs to showcase their ideas and products, network with investors and industry leaders, and gain valuable insights and feedback. The Freetown innovation week is proud to host such an event and hopes to foster a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship in the community.

Stay tuned for more updates on the Freetown Innovation Week and the Pitch Night.

INNO SL BRINGS YOU FIW

INNOVATION SIERRA LEONE BRINGS YOU FREETOWN INNOVATION WEEK 

 Innovation. Inspiration. The Future. 

Freetown Innovation Week 2023 is just around the corner, and excitement is building as participants from around the city prepare to showcase their latest ideas and inventions.

From May 16th to May 18th, innovators, entrepreneurs, investors, and thought leaders will converge on the Freetown Innovation Week to explore the latest trends and developments in areas such as STEM,CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION,SCALING COMPANY’S GROWTH and much more. With a packed schedule of keynotes, panel discussions, and interactive workshops, there will be something for everyone at this year’s event.

One of the highlights of the Freetown Innovation Week 2023 will be the pitch event that will be giving a range of young entrepreneurs a platform to share their ideas and access seed capital to develop these ideas and make their dreams a reality. This platform promises to revolutionize the way that new ideas are developed and brought to market, providing a powerful tool for entrepreneurs and investors alike.

Other exciting features of this year’s event include a Technical Assistance in 3D printing and drones, featuring a robotics competition,Demo for 20 SME’s, business diagnostics,among others.. There will also be a range of networking events, allowing participants to connect with like-minded innovators and entrepreneurs and forge new business relationships.

Freetown innovation Week 2023 is a must-attend event for anyone interested in the future of technology and innovation. Whether you are an inventor, entrepreneur, investor, or simply someone with a passion for new ideas, this year’s event promises to be an unforgettable experience. So mark your calendars, and get ready to be inspired!  Know more

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