LAUTECH Wns The British Council Funding For The Inaugural Innovation For African Universities Programme (IAU), 2021


The British Council has announced the winners of funding for the inaugural Innovation for African Universities programme (IAU), 2021. Team LAUTECH is a member of one of the 24 Network Partners who were selected through a rigorous selection process from over 50 Applications. The team to which LAUTECH belongs consists of Durban University of Technology, South Africa, Sheffield Hallam University, UK, Innovate Durban, South Africa, LAUTECH, Nigeria and Kisii University, Kenya.

Two lecturers of LAUTECH are members of this team. They are: Prof. Justice O. Emuoyibofarhe; the Dean of Faculty of Computing and Informatics and Dr. John B. Oladosu; Ag. HOD, Department of Computer Engineering.

Details of this announcement and the list of organisations can be found at

Each Network Partner will receive funding of up to £60,000 to respond to an identified problem around their project. In the first phase is the investigation stage; 25% of the fund is available (phase 1- grant of up to £15,000 per Network Partnership).

Phase two is the implementation stage, and 75% is available (phase 2- grant of at least £45,000 per qualifying Network Partnership, as determined by a review of interim reporting). For more information about the funding see FAQ at

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