innovation hub

About the MAAUN Innovation Hub

At the Institute of African Higher Education Research and Innovation (IAHERI), we are dedicated to igniting a culture of innovation, collaboration, and positive change across Africa. MAAUN Innovation Hub stands as a beacon of progress, designed to empower visionaries, entrepreneurs, and researchers to turn their ideas into impactful realities.

The MAAUN Innovation Hub is a dynamic ecosystem that nurtures early-stage startups, innovative projects, and visionary individuals. Founded by Professor Adamu Abubakar Gwarzo, President of MAAUN Maradi and Founder/Chairman of Governing Council of MAAUN Kano, our hub was established on August 01, 2022, with a resolute commitment to catalyzing research, technological advancement, and transformative entrepreneurship.

Strategic Goals & Objectives

  1. Fostering Innovation: Cultivating an environment that encourages ideation, experimentation, and creative problem-solving.
  2. Supporting Startups: Providing early-stage startups with mentorship, resources, and funding opportunities.
  3. Enabling Collaboration: Facilitating connections between startups, industry experts, and potential investors.
  4. Driving Impact: Amplifying the societal impact of startups through sustainable growth and positive change.
  5. Empowering Entrepreneurs: Equipping entrepreneurs with the skills, knowledge, and network to succeed.

Programs & Initiatives

The IAHERI Innovation Hub offers an array of transformative programs and initiatives that cater to various stages of entrepreneurial development, including incubation, acceleration, mentorship, and access to funding.



We celebrate creativity and bold thinking that leads to groundbreaking solutions.


We strive for the highest standards of quality, professionalism, and impact.


We foster a vibrant community that supports, learns from, and uplifts one another.


We believe in the power of partnerships and teamwork to achieve remarkable outcomes.


We empower individuals to seize opportunities, take risks, and drive positive change.

Target Audience and Stakeholders

Our hub engages with a diverse array of stakeholders, including students, aspiring entrepreneurs, innovators, researchers, industry experts, investors, and local communities. By uniting these stakeholders, we create an ecosystem that thrives on knowledge-sharing, networking, and meaningful collaboration.