To deliver on the mandate of building engineering capacity, generating employment and reducing poverty in Nigeria, Clintonel has worked with different partners including: PIND Foundation, ACT Foundation, Royal Academy of Engineering, Ford Foundation, Autodesk, ATOM, GEMINI, UKaid, UCL, etc. Clintonel is a licensed Autodesk Learning Partner (ALP) and Authorised Testing Centre (ATC) for different International Certifications.
Different industry experts spoke at the hardware convention sharing insights on different topics such as Supporting Nigerian Hardware Startups by Emeka Okoye, Role of Hardware in Industrialisation and National Development by Emeka Okafor, Local Production Local Solutions (COVIDaction) by Anna Crawford, Local Production of Medical Equipment (UCL Ventura) by Prof. Rebecca Shipley, Hardware Ecosystem Development by Jorge Appiah, BOI Funding for Hardware and Manufacturing Companies by Tony Alaegor, Building Scalable Startups by Chinenye Mba-Uzoukwu, Bridging Engineering Skills Gap in Nigeria by Julian Mbakwe, Hardware Startup Incubation and Funding by Ifeoma Malo and How Startups can benefit from Media and Storytelling by Chukwuemeka Fred Agbata.
The rector of Abia State Polytechnic Professor Okorie Kalu Osonwa, represented by the deputy rector Chikwendu S. Mpamugo, delivered a speech at the convention.
Similarly different panellists discussed different topics including: Hardware, Industrialisation and National Development, Nigeria Hardware Ecosystem Development, Engineering Skills Development, Funding for Hardware and Manufacturing. Panellists included: Tochukwu Chukwueke, Obasegun Ayodele, Abe Olatunde Peter, Ugo Okafor, Emmanuel Odunlade, Emmanuel Obot, Michael Ekwuribe, Innocent Oboh, Cletus Ekpo, Aaron Esumeh, Daniel Chinagozi, Uche Aniche, Mark Anthony Nduka-Eze, Uchechukwu Ogechukwu, Daniel Essiet, Ifeanyi Emmanuel and George Onukwu.