Alternative Futures: with Dr Iyke Ikegwuonu

Reimagining: innovation partnerships in Africa

Friday 27 May, 3.30pm-5.00pm 
Room 305, Gilbert Scott Building, University of Glasgow

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As part of our Alternative Futures seminar series, we are delighted to host this online seminar with speaker Dr Iyke Ikegwuonu discussing 'Reimagining: innovation partnerships in Africa'. 

Iyke Ikegwuonu, is Lecturer in International Business and Management here at the Adam Smith Business School (ASBS), where he teaches management and international business at the undergraduate level; market analysis, new venture creation, business planning, and quantitative research methods at the postgraduate level. Iyke has recently been appointed director on the board of 5GO Ventures Ltd, where he brings vast experience in new venture creation and global partnership development. Iyke’s research interests are in international business, technology entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial networks, start-ups, and team-based learning (TBL).


The pilot 5GO Academy is a virtual and physical technology campus and began in March 2022. It aims to create a network of next generation digital hubs that will enable a pipeline of world-class graduate programmers, web developers, application engineers and technology entrepreneurs. Participants take part in a 24 months’ long programme that includes digital skills training, project-based work placement and completion of a master’s degree in international business, entrepreneurship, finTech, and data analytics that will prepare them to start up a new technology venture. 

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First published: 19 May 2022