Lagos govt. funds 50 innovative projects – Commissioner

The Lagos Sate government, through the Lagos State Science Research and Innovation Council (LASRIC), said it funded over 50 research, innovation and STEM projects in the last one year. The Commissioner for Science and Technology, Mr Hakeem Fahm, made this known at the Year 2021 Ministerial Press Briefing on Tuesday. Fahm said the state government collaborated with the University of Lagos (UNILAG) on the development of a low cost rapidly deployable Ventilator (Ambuvent Ventilator) of a potential commercial value for the management of COVID-19 pandemic. He said other projects funded by the government included startups on COVID-19 intervention projects; startups on patent pending research initiatives; innovative startups in sectors such as Agric-Tech, Health-Tech, Construction and Manufacturing; among others.


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