GE created the Garages program in 2012 to reinvigorate America’s interest in invention, innovation, and manufacturing.
In 2014, Garages went global with four weeks of intensive workshops at GE's offices in Lagos, Nigeria, using the latest in advanced manufacturing technologies. 3D printers, CNC mills, and laser cutters.
In 2016, GE launched the permanent installation of the Lagos Garage, a hub for advanced manufacturing-based innovation, strategy development, idea generation and collaboration. Co-located with the GE Lagos offices in Victoria Island, the Lagos Garage offers year-round series of skills training programs focused on building the next generation of Nigerian entrepreneurs.
At the Lagos Garage
At the Lagos Garage, the focus was on training the community in new manufacturing and production technologies and skills. Nigerian entrepreneurs had the opportunity to learn about technologies like 3D printing as well as business planning for startups.
GE is working to help build a skilled workforce in the region, hosting a hands-on training program focused on growing the power generation service sector.
GE expanded on the earlier success of the Lagos Garage by returning for a six-week educational curriculum to accelerate the impact of Nigeria’s most promising entrepreneurs.
Working with world-class instructors, investors, technical experts and partners, Nigerian entrepreneurs experienced a culture of collaboration and innovation to help bring their ideas to life.