This program is designed for hardware entrepreneurs that have an existing product or idea and want to learn how to manufacture it or components of it in Nigeria using 3D printers, instead of importing it.
GE created the Garages program in 2012 to reinvigorate America’s interest in invention, innovation, and manufacturing. In 2014, Garages went global with three weeks of workshops amidst a fully equipped fabrication lab in Lagos, Nigeria, at GE’s regional headquarters.
In 2017 GE will continue the program dedicated to accelerating the impact of Nigeria’s most promising entrepreneurs. Working with a variety of world-class instructors, investors, technical experts and partners, participants will build a culture of collaboration and innovation and bring their wildest ideas to life.
The program’s select participants will directly interact with the latest manufacturing technologies - including 3D printers and laser cutters - that enable innovation through rapid prototyping, which will transform Nigerian industries. The Garage also provides access to advanced hardware and Nigeria’s greatest mentorship network, supporting entrepreneurialism with an aim to drive growth across all sectors of industry.
APPLY NOW by submitting this application form.
The deadline is midnight Feb 20, 2017. There is no fee for the application or the program.
Please note: The program does not provide funding for your ideas. You are responsible for all transportation, housing and expenses related to attending this free program.
February 27-March 24. Time: 4pm-7pm weekdays.
GE Nigeria Headquarters
Mansard Place – 3rd Floor, Plot 927/928, Bishop Aboyade Cole Street, Victoria Island