WHY APPLY

For The Y.I.L Fellowship?

“As an icing on a very tasty cake, being awarded the YIL fellowship was not the end of the journey but only the beginning as I am now being mentored by a professional in my own field who is committed to see me grow and achieve my full potential” – Godspower Oboli (2019 YIL fellow; Medical Doctor; Best Graduating Student, College of Medicine, 2019, University of Ibadan)
“Here, thoughts are shaped. Here, the mind is renewed. Here young men and women are transformed into persons who are holistically fit for society” – Chibueze Clinton (2018 YIL Fellow; Researcher; First Class Honors, Best Graduating Student, Faculty of Arts, 2018, University of Ibadan)

Become a Young Innovation Leader

Participants become Y.I.L Fellows and receive privileged access to mentorship and resources for career growth.

Amazing Network

Membership to the fastest growing network of excellent leaders across industries and around the world.

Capacity Development

Annual in-person gathering of industry champions to exchange ideas, discuss value creation, and network widely.

Gain Scholarship

Benefit from the vast resources and opportunities from the platform at no cost. Participants are also entitled to monthly stipends during the fellowship programme.

Mentorship Opportunities

Access to mentors from a pool of global industry experts. And an opportunity to train bright young minds in the future.

Develop Technologies

Opportunity to develop novel technologies, in teams, while working on a capstone project. Concepts stand a chance of being funded for further development to a startup.