Autodesk Learning Partners (ALP) Excellence Award

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We are delighted to announce that Clintonel Innovation Centre Aba just won the latest Autodesk Learning Partners (ALP) Excellence Award for its Nigerian Genius Engineering Competition 2022.

Awarded on a quarterly basis, the Excellence Awards recognize learning partners in Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Russia (EMEAR) region for high performance, innovation and learner satisfaction.

We continue to push and break boundaries in #engineering#innovation and capacity building till #Nigeria becomes a technology producer.


Skill Up Abia 2022 Orientation

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Skill Up Abia (SUPA) 2022 Orientation was very successful! 
Trainees were introduced to Clintonel, PIND, NDYEP, Soft Skills, Goals and Benefits of Skill Up Abia.
Dedicated trainees will gain access to skills, certifications, employment, internships and funding for their businesses or startups.
To join the next batch, please apply here: 
_Supported by PIND_



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Skill Up Abia is a job creation program of Clintonel Innovation Centre (CIC) Aba designed to equip young people with skills and support them to gain or create employment.

 Employment for top participants
 Access to funding for business startups
 Stipends for transportation
 International Certification

Apply here:

Supported by PIND

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)


How to Train Engineers: Project Based Learning

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Through Project Based Learning approach the contestants at the Nigerian Genius Engineering Competition (2022)  were trained to acquire essential industry and manufacturing skills which they deployed to build products using different manufacturing processes. The students built the following products which Nigeria currently imports:

  • Mobile Phone Chargers (produced through electronics design software, PCB CNC milling and 3D printing)
  • Adjustable Tables (produced through metal fabrication)
  • Engine Parts (crank shaft produced through metal casting and connecting rod produced through CNC machining)
  • Plastic enclosures and engravings (produced through laser cutting and engraving)

This builds capacity for local production of goods which will boost Nigeria’s economy and strengthen the Naira.

Watch the Nigerian Genius (Campus Edition) 2022 challenge here.


Team UNN Nigerian Genius 2022 Winners


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University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) has been ranked no.1 in engineering education after winning the just concluded Nigerian Genius Engineering Competition 2022. Engineering students representing four (4) tertiary institutions in Nigerian competed in the finals of the competition and team UNN emerged the winner receiving a cash prize of N1 million. Forty-five (45) tertiary institutions were shortlisted for the competition, out of which four made it to the finals in Aba. Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Federal University of Technology Minna (FUTMINNA), Federal University Otuoke (FUOTUOKE) and University of Nigerian Nsukka (UNN) were the finalists and are ranked according to their performance (scores) in the competition:

No.1: University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN)

No.2: Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH)

No.3: Federal University Otuoke (FUOTUOKE)

No.4: Federal University of Technology Minna (FUTMINNA)

Watch the highlights of the award here.

Nigerian Genius Award
Nigerian Genius Winners (Team UNN) with the judges and other finalists.

The challenge: Solving Nigeria’s Power (Energy) Problem

The contestants were given a challenge to design and build solutions for Nigeria’s power (energy) problems using renewable energy sources.

Team UNN (Benstowe Destiny, Uzodinma Somto, David Okenwa) designed and built a Portable Water-Powered Electricity Generator that can be installed in every home with overhead water tank. It also includes an Energy Management System which monitors and displays power generation, consumption and reserve. This innovative product will make free electricity available in virtually every home in Nigeria.

Team LAUTECH (Oyewo Taoheed Oyetayo, Abisoye Akinloye Samson, Ayanwole Iyanuloluwa Moses) designed and built a Hybrid Solar and Wind Electricity Generation System which includes a tracking and positioning system for the solar panels. Their system provides energy both in the day from sun and at night from wind.

Team FUOTUOKE (Udo Success Ifunanyachi, Nwaneri Ifeanyi Vincent, Sampson Hekagemkosiem Ojum) designed and built an Inverter and Automated Solar Tracking and Positioning System for solar panels. This will significantly improve the power generated from solar panels.

Team FUTMINNA (Abdullahi Adeyemi Asimiyu, Reheemah Alayaki, Attahiru Jibril) designed and built a Hybrid Solar and Wind Electricity Generation System with a mobile phone tracking function. This enables consumers to track their energy generation, sharing and consumption on the go wherever they might be.


The Nigerian Genius is supported by ACT Foundation, Engineering X (Royal Academy of Engineering), CLINTONEL Advanced Engineering Centre and Autodesk.


Nigerian Genius Finalists

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Teams representing 45 tertiary institutions in Nigeria have been shortlisted for the Nigerian Genius (Campus Edition).
Four institutions will be selected for the finals. One of these four will be selected through a voting system.
Vote for your favorite tertiary institution or your alma mater.
Click this link to vote:


Nigerian Genius Application Closes Today

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Hey Genius!
Hope you’ve applied for the biggest engineering challenge in Nigeria?
If No, what are you waiting for?
Please share with your engineering contacts.