The Civic Innovation Lab is a technology hub located in the FCT for creative minds leveraging technology to solve social problems. Focused on harnessing innovation, and technology to provide effective solutions to our most pressing social and environmental issues, the hub officially opened its doors on Friday, June 9, 2017.
It’s a non-profit organisation aimed at providing a collaborative environment for entrepreneurs who are creating positive social and environmental impact in Nigeria.
Civic Innovation Lab is building several channels to create solutions for a better Nigeria. At it’s core, it seeks to realise the following:
- Provide engagement between social innovators, the government and the tech community.
- Collaborate to create sustainable solutions to solve social challenges in Nigeria.
- Serve as a lab to test & build technology tools.
- Support start-ups & entrepreneurs to grow their ideas into businesses.
The hub is committed to a future where citizens and government’s engagement strengthens and promotes innovation.
Civic Innovation Lab provides co-working facilities and event spaces at friendly rates that are perfect for small teams starting out, or even established business who need a space for an event.
The Civic Hall is a lofty, spacious room that’s perfect for events like innovative workshops, press conferences, networking, product launches, etc.
The Launchpad is a cozy space for smaller crowds, and is ideal for creative teamwork and kick-off sessions, or innovative and interactive workshops, sprints, and lectures.
The Green and Red Team Rooms perfect for small, team meetings and gatherings.
The Private Office space that’s perfect for one on one meetings, that can also function as a private office space. Board rooms for meetings, strategy sessions, press talks, and interviews.
The Board Room, seats 8 people and equipped with a white board for efficient team meetings.
The Business Lounge, which is an exclusive area for private meetings.
The Hacker’s Room, which is a small collaborative space that’s perfect for brainstorming sessions.
Common areas include a Game Room for that’s perfect for relaxation, introspection, or meditation.
The Rooftop Terrace offers a stunning view of the city, and is perfect for networking events.
The Multipurpose Outdoor Patio can seat up to 70 people, with a snooker table retrofitted from a vintage Mercedes Benz, and a juice bar. It’s the perfect place for large, semi-formal to informal meetups or even fireside chats.
The Code Cafe, which provides coffee and a great menu and is also open to the public.
The entire facility is of course equipped with high-speed internet.
The Civic Innovation Lab is open to techies, designers, entrepreneurs, corporate bodies, thought leaders, public officials, and citizens interested in leveraging technology to provide social innovation to improve our lives.
You can visit us to get a tour of the entire facility and the chance to interact with other like minds.