Info Session

December Info Session

Saturday 18th December 2021
5:00 PM
7:00 PM WAT

About the Session

Welcome to our third info session for Engineering Design Competition (EDC) by Science to Products Africa Initiative (S2PAfrica).

Save the date: February 15, 2022

Find out more about the competition here.

Call opening: September 6, 2021
Application deadline(First Call): November 1, 2021
Evaluation and Selection: November 1 - 10, 2021
Second Call application Opening: November 11, 2021

Application deadline(Second Call): December 1, 2021

Final Submission Deadline: February 1, 2022

S2PAfrica’s Engineering Design Competition sets the stage for a remarkable showcase of Africa’s innovation potential, as engineering students present their most compelling ideas and designs to solve some of the continent’s most pressing problems.

At our December Info Session, we will listen to two of our expert judges share critical insights from the wealth of their professional experiences, as well as on the competition categories they will be handling.

Mr. Tosin Tomori will share the unique opportunities for impact available to young African engineers who choose to remain within the shores of the continent. Dr. Eddie Diei will focus on a rather interesting comparison between the Nigerian engineering education system and what obtains in the United States.

If you’ve been curious about the foreign engineering terrain or wondering where you fit in, here’s an opportunity to learn the facts that help you judiciously weigh your options.

We will then share with you what a winning final submission for EDC 2022 should look like and conclude with an interactive session with our judges where you get to ask all your questions and get answers that equip you for success at this competition.

As always, our Info Sessions are open to Deans, HODs, professors, lecturers, parents, students, and everyone passionate to see a more proficient engineering ecosystem emerge in West Africa.

We welcome your feedback and look forward to addressing every question you bring as we work together to make EDC 2022 a resounding success.


  1. Welcome and Introductions (5 mins) - Prof.  Fakinlede
  2. The West African Young Engineer - Opportunities outside Emigration (12 mins) - Mr. Tosin Tomori
  3. Engineering Training in Nigeria & United States - Lessons from two eco-systems (12 mins) - Dr. Eddie Diei
  4. Future of Making Things; Design & Manufacturing with Autodesk (10 mins) - Mr. Julian Mbakwe
  5. Final Submission Template (5 minutes): Prof Fakinlede
  6. Ask the judges (30 minutes): Applicants can ask judges any question that relates to the competition

Book your spot

Thank you!

Big thanks to all our attendees, competitors,  judges, corporate and individual sponsors for making the first S2P Engineering Design Competition a success.

Huge congratulations to our 10 finalists and to team  Koye Hydro who emerged ahead of over 40 teams as the Winner of the S2PAfrica EDC 2022, taking home $10,000 IDRC grand prize and $2000 from Cummins West Africa, to fund the development of their project as well as teams KeyTrick and Improved Charcoal Stove came in second and third respectively.

A new bar has been set and we can’t wait for EDC 2023.