The University of Benin over time has continued to live up to expectations as one of the top Citadel of learning in the Nation Nigeria, as an institution, it has served as a platform where innovative and creative ideas are birthed. This it has done overtime.
One of such innovations is a fast growing company called Xigma, a company dedicated to providing zero emission energy products to people, homes, schools, industries and companies.
The company which sprouted from the great Uniben overtime , has come up with an amazing solutions for cooking and electricity and without any atom of dispute, the name Xigma, has become a popular name synonymous with Scientific innovations in the lips of every student at the University of Benin.
Beyond its impact in the Campus at Uniben, the young Company has established a reputation for itself at various levels within the Country Nigeria by winning the Hult Prize Campus Competition. Everyone present, paid rapt attention as they presented one of their prototypes called JUST ADD WATER, a device that uses water and renewable energy to cook. The Company has continued to project the image of University of Benin as a lead institution in the area of grooming and training highly innovative students.
With the Victory, it proceeded to representing the School at Lagos for the regional event at Covenant University Lagos, where they qualified to present their solution to the energy problem at Abuja at the national Event where it came second.
Just recently, it was invited to the South South Innovation Hub, to pitch its its creative and ingenious ideas before the Vice President of the Federation, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo and several investors present at the launch of the program . Also, at the renowned Lagos Business School, Derick Nwasor, the CEO of the startup Company gave a lecture before an audience of about 500 businessmen and investors as he taught on Energy for the Future.
With innovative ideas such as this, the future of Nigeria in the area of science and technology is very promising.
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