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Prototipi

Your innovation partner in Africa

Prototipi is an SME based in Lagos specialised in knowledge and technology transfer between Africa, Europe and Middle East.

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PROTOTIPI

Prototipi is an SME based in Lagos specialized in knowledge and technology transfer between Africa, Europe, and the Middle East.

We enable local organisations (such as entrepreneurs, emerging start-ups, established indigenous industries, NGOs and public organisations) to exploit and adapt innovative technologies, such as augmented and virtual reality, making them available to the market as products and services for commercial gain and social impact. We promote innovation in Africa, partnering with local Digital Innovation Hubs and educational institutions to communicate and promote digital entrepreneurship, local innovation and educational programs. We are a partner in H2020 projects fostering collaboration between the EU and Africa.

INNOVATION, ENGINE FOR AFRICA’S COMPETITIVENESS

CROSS BORDER INNOVATION VALUE CHAIN

We explore leapfrogging opportunities for technologies despite the African infrastructural deficit.

WE SEE OPPORTUNITIES

CROSS BORDER INNOVATION VALUE CHAIN

We explore leapfrogging opportunities for technologies despite the African infrastructural deficit.

African population below 45
European population below 45

WE WORK

TO TRANSFER TECHNOLOGICAL CAPABILITIES TO SMES, INDUSTRY AND PUBLIC GOVERNMENT.

Technological capabilities are resources needed to generate and manage technological change. These include skills, knowledge, and experience, as well as the institutional structures and linkages necessary to produce inputs for technological change.

WE BELIEVE

WE ACCOMPANY ORGANIZATIONS IN THEIR
INNOVATION JOURNEY

From production capacity to manage technological
change to innovation capabilities.

01

PRODUCTION CAPABILITIES
Skills to transfer inputs into output. Adopt available technology.

02

PROJECT EXECUTION CAPABILITIES
Skills to expand, adapt innovation. Project preparation and implementation.

03

INNOVATION CAPABILITIES
Skills to design entirely new solutions. Linkage development, export, and internationalization of innovation.

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OUR CLUSTERS

WE WORK WITH PARTNERS ACROSS EUROPE, AFRICA AND MIDDLE EAST TO

CREATE sustainable technology-based jobs in the West African economy.
PROMOTE economic development and the competitiveness of the African industry.
PROMOTE African innovation abroad.

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OUR PROJECTS

THE DIGILOGIC
PROJECT

2021 - 2023

Digital Innovation Hubs collaboration between EU and Africa with a focus on smart logistics.

H2020 PROGRAMME – EUROPEAN COMMISSION

NIGERIAN YOUTH ENTREPRENEURSHIP SUPPORT PROGRAMME

2019 - 2021

Prototipi run the training programme deploying its Augmented and Mixed  Reality platform.

AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK

ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTANCY SERVICES

2020 - 2024

Renewable energy design, smart city solutions and AI application for construction in collaboration with EGIS Engineering. 

NORTH EAST DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION

INDUSTRIAL VOCATIONAL TRAINING

2020 - 2021

Design and deployment of training courses in collaboration with the Institute Technology in Nigeria for 1,000 unemployed youth focused on industrial maintenance skills development.

NIGERIAN TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE

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OUR PARTNERS

A NETWORK OF EXCELLENCE

Our network of partners span across Europe, Africa and Middle East offering top notch research and innovation capabilities, industrial expertise, marketing wisdom.

MEET OUR MANAGING DIRECTOR

ADRIANO MAURO

Adriano has more than 25 years of experience in industrial research and development teams in Europe and Nigeria.

He worked on the development of prototypes, pilot and plant tests for leading industry players in several verticals: Solari, recognized leader in designing and manufacturing Display Information Systems, Queue Management and Data Collection Systems, Alifax, Italian company specialized in the development of clinical diagnostic instrumentation for laboratory automation, and Calligaris.

As managing director of Prototipi he is in charge of the strategic development aiming at becoming the leading organisationfocused on the technology transfer and digitization of SMEs in West Africa.

He has a deep understanding of the industrial and SMEs technology needs in the region and pivots the introduction of remote maintenance and immersive learning technologies, supporting organisations in the deployment of AR/VR solutions.

Since 2008, Adriano is the General Manager Operations of IO Furniture, in Lagos (Nigeria), where he set up the production plant, led the digitization of the company’s processes and the logistic network integration. He’s member of the EU-Nigeria Chamber of Commerce.

MEET OUR
CHAIRWOMAN

Muni Shonibare

Muni graduated with a degree in Industrial Design from Ahmadu Bello University, then received a post-graduate diploma in Interior Design from the Instituto del Arte il restauro in Florence, Italy where she spent two years studying and shaping links with the Italian design industry. 

She is the founding President of the Interior Designer’s Association of Nigeria which is affiliated with the International Federation of Interior Designers and Architects.


Munira Shonibare is a professional with over 30 years of experience. She has managed large projects successfully and has won numerous awards for her outstanding leadership skills over her working career.

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