CLINTONEL’s Contribution to National Development

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Three days ago, our company Clintonel Advanced Engineering Centre (AEC) Aba received a prestigious national award as the Most Outstanding MSME in Nigeria 2022, from the Vice President of Nigeria who described our work as “The building block for a true industrial revolution in Nigeria”

Watch the Vice President’s speech here:

Good Things are happening in Aba, Abia State!

In 2017, we started Clintonel Innovation Centre (CIC) Nigeria’s first Makerspace (Engineering-Focused Tech Hub) in Aba out of our passion to support indigenous innovations and technology development in Nigeria. Through CIC, we’ve trained over 1,000 secondary school students in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), over 600 school leavers in Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing, 870 engineering students, lecturers and graduates on essential industry skills. We’ve organized national competitions and events to promote innovation and technology development.

Nigeria imports up to 80% of the goods we consume resulting to high unemployment, poverty, insecurity, high inflation and naira devaluation. To address these challenges, we started Clintonel Advanced Engineering Centre (AEC) Aba with the mission to facilitate the transition from a consuming to a producing nation. AEC builds high precision moulds, tools, parts and machines for Nigerian industries to boost local production and reduce importation.

This National Honour from the Vice President recognises the critical role we’re playing towards industrial and national development in Nigeria.

We keep pushing till Nigeria becomes a producing nation.

Thanks to everyone who helped to make this possible.

Nigeria needs to sustain the MSME Awards.

Thanks to Access Bank for supporting this award.



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Today, as part of Engineering for Industry (E4I), the CLINTONEL team had a meeting with the executives of Aba Chamber of Commerce to facilitate and advocate for Industry-Academia collaborations. This will help tertiary institutions to understand and align their education to meet the needs of the industry.

One step at a time, we keep moving until engineering is transformed to drive industrial and economic development in Nigeria.

Engineering for Industry (E4I) is a project to bridge the engineering skills gap between industry and academia, transform engineering education and drive industrialization in Nigeria. 




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The Engineering Research Grant is part of Engineering for Industry (E4I), a project designed by Clintonel Innovation Centre (CIC) Aba to bridge the engineering skills gap in Nigeria, facilitate Industry-Academia collaborations and drive industrialisation.

This industry-focused research grant supports engineering lecturers in tertiary institutions (universities, polytechnics, etc.) to develop solutions for Nigerian industries.

Grant Amount: N1 Million

In addition to the grant, successful applicants will have access to industry experts and ultra-modern facilities at the CLINTONEL Advanced Engineering Centre (AEC) Aba for developing their solutions.

Apply here:

Application Deadline: 14th June 2022

Supported by: Engineering X (Royal Academy of Engineering), ACT Foundation, Advanced Engineering Centre (AEC)