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*Catching them young with Technology*

Clintonel Innovation Centre – CIC hosted students of Rock House College on STEM Excursion.

The students were introduced to Computer Aided Design (CAD), Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) and Robotics.

They learnt how to design and create new products and how to program and operate robots.

In line with our mission, we are building capacity in Nigeria for Engineering Innovation, Indigenous Products Development and Manufacturing.

By building capacity in young people, we are building the Nigeria of our dreams.

The students playing around with the Robot and mastering the concept of 3D printing.

Beautiful designs created by trainees in Computer Aided Design at the skill up Abia Project.

This week’s designs includes the following:

A Plier


A Spurs Gear

A Power Bank

A Threaded Screw


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This week at Clintonel Innovation Centre Aba, the Skill Up Abia Project trainees in Computer Aided Design (CAD) designed the following products;

  • A Honeycomb Container.
  • A Customized Name-tag.
  • A Camera Slider.
  • A Hanger.
  • An Office Organizer. 

A Customized Name Tag

A Honeycomb Container

A Camera Slider

A Hanger

An Office Organizer


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Indigenous Solar Inverter Assembly.
This week at Clintonel Innovation Centre, Skill Up Abia trainees in Renewable Energy class successfully assembled the various components of the inverter.

They’ve learnt how to build Solar Inverters for uninterrupted power supply.

*Solar Experts in Aba (Field experience)*

Renewable Energy trainees at Clintonel Innovation Centre successfully installed solar panels at an office complex.

With this proof of successful training, they are ready to serve the nation, changing the narrative of power supply in Nigeria.

Our  group of Renewable Energy Experts.

*Nigeria, Let there be Light*

The solar inverter built by Skill Up Abia trainees is tested and confirmed working. Now we can Light Up Nigeria with Proudly Made in Aba Solar Power Systems. Nigeria, it’s time for Light!  Clintonel Innovation Center (CIC) is committed to solving the power problems in Nigeria. 

Beautiful Designs at Clintonel Innovation Centre

A Bike Grip
Stepper Motor and GT Pulley
Internal Combustion Engine

Designed by Skill Up Abia trainees in Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing (CAD & CAM) at Clintonel Innovation Centre (CIC).

#Clintonel_Makerspace Supported by PIND


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Start-up Incubation.
At Clintonel Innovation Centre, the activities and progress of the 5 startup teams were reviewed. Valuable inputs were made on the following;
-Market Penetration
-Developing a Unique Selling Proposition
-Strategies for Customer Acquisition

Solar Inverter, Proudly made in Aba.
Trainees in Renewable Energy were introduced to Inverter Construction. They are currently being trained on Inverter Assemble and Transformer Coiling.

Computer Aided Manufacturing- Subtractive Manufacturing Technique.
At Clintonel Innovation Centre, Trainees in computer aided design and manufacturing (CAD &CAM), were introduced to the following:
-CNC Programming
-Programming Language Structure using G and M codes
-CNC Operation Setup in the Fusion360 environment.

Beautiful design made at Clinonel Innovation Centre.
A Shoe-Sole Mold.
This beautiful design is used for mass producing shoe soles. Designed by trainees in Computer Aided Design.


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This week at Clintonel Innovation Centre, the following activities took place;

“Start-up Incubation”

From the synthesis of business ideas to its implementation undergoes a series of development or incubation.
Yesterday, a team of business consultants together with the CEO of Clintonel Innovation Centre- Mr. Tochukwu Clinton Chukwueke gave the 5 startup teams undergoing incubation insights on the following;
-Minimum Viable Product.
-Customers / Sales
-Business Evaluation

Digital Fabrication- Computer Aided Manufacturing(CAM)
Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machining is a subtractive manufacturing technique where parts are created by removing materials from a work piece using a variety of cutting tools controlled by code generated by models.
CNC machining is one of the tools of digital fabrication which creates prototypes through subtractive manufacturing.
Trainees in Computer Aided Manufacturing(CAM) were introduced to CNC machining.

A group of Google Fellows from the Public and Private Development Centre (PPDC) visited Clintonel Innovation Centre (CIC_Makerspace) Aba.

Renewable Energy
An Inverter is a device that converts Direct Current (DC) into Alternating Current (AC).
The Solar Trainees were introduced to an Inverter Topology using the different types of Transformer as a case study.

Book Shelf -Mini Library
Made of plastic, mobile, durable and affordable especially for students.

Motor Rim:
This is a design of Wolf Wagon Motor Rim plated with gold.

Clintonel Technology_Nigeria first Makerspace.

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This week at Clintonel Innovation Centre, we had the following activities:


 Startups in Clintonel Innovation Centre (CIC) Business Incubation had a session with Femi Omotayo to review and improve their value proposition to schools.


Two of the startups are building products for schools: FLI Tech builds hardware devices for effective time management and content delivery while LED Tech builds Science-in-a-Box kits to give students easy, fast and deep knowledge of sciences.


Femi is an education consultant, teacher and convener of Rethinking Education Summit as well as TEDx Abayi.He gave the startups valuable insider insights for building school products that will sell.

“Father of Nigerian Internet” visits CIC


We were honoured to host Chief Chima Onyekwere (OON) at Clintonel Innovation Center (CIC) Aba.

As a born innovator, Chima as fondly called by close allies, championed the Internet Revolution in Nigeria by establishing the first Internet Service Provider (ISP) company Linkserve Limited, which earned him the sobriquet _“Father of Nigerian Internet”_ by the Federal Government of Nigeria, as cited during his conferment in 2008 as the Officer of the Order of Niger (OON). He also received the Pathfinder Award in ICT, ICT personality of the year, Titan of Technology and so many other industry awards over a 30-year career.

Introduction to Basic Electronics Concepts in Renewable Energy-for the Trainees in Solar


 Setting up a solar system requires some knowledge of basic electronics, hence our solar trainees were introduced to Basic Electronics Concepts.

 The areas covered include;





-Integrated Circuits.

“Computer Aided Manufacturing”


3D printing is one of the equipment in Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM)

A 3D printer directly transforms computer drawings(images) into real physical products.

This process turns a whole object into thousands of tiny little slices, then builds it from the bottom-upwards, slice by slice. Those tiny layers stick together to form a solid object.

At CIC, trainees in Computer Aided Manufacturing were introduced to the components and mechanism of 3D printing.

Here at Clintonel Innovation Centre, we offer 3D printing services and train young people to become experts in Computer Aided Manufacturing.


“3D printing in various Application”


3D printing technology has advanced over the years. It now has application in diverse industries including:




Custom art and design


3D printers are even used to create more 3D printers


Materials used for Industrial 3D printing


3D printing machines are designed to print different products using diverse materials. Choice of material is dependent on the features of the desired product.

Top on the list of materials to choose from are:

1. Nylon

2. Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene

3. Resin

4. Polylactic Acid

5. Ceramics

6. High Impact Polystyrene 


It was indeed a productive week at CIC_Aba

Soft Skills Training at Clintonel Innovation Centre (CIC)

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Knowing precisely what you really want to achieve in life helps you to focus your energy appropriately for success.

Life skills are essential for success in life, marriage, business or work.

Life skills (soft skills) are abilities for adaptive and positive behaviour that enable individuals to deal effectively with the demands and challenges of everyday life.

The 3-day Soft skills training spanned through the following topics:

  • Goal Setting.
  • Developing a positive attitude and mindset.
  • Personal values and responsibility.
  • Leadership
  • Problem solving and decision making.
  • Communication skills.
  • Understanding the workplace and adapting to the changing world of work.
  • Searching for job and writing a winning CV.
  • Understanding business etiquette and relationships.
  • Creative thinking and innovation.
  • Time management.
  • Working effectively in teams.
  • Networking for success.
  • Conflict management and peace building for economic development.
  • These will enable the trainees adapt well in whatever work environment/community they find themselves in.