Our Story

Innovationbed (ICT4SIDS) is the SDGs Framework for Internet Innovation Ecosystem for Africa. Here is our Ecosystem Pilot Pedigree in Nigeria.

2009 - 2014

Programos Foundation was born!



Our software arm, Programos Software Limited, which is a long-standing leader in the capital market financial technology sub-sector saw the need to fund our NGO to the fullest and be steadfast in the goal to realize and deliver the Innovationbed ecosystem for Nigerians

SIDO.Liberty



Programos Foundation floated an initiative called SIDO.Liberty ith one of the objectives was for jobless graduates to be re-skilled in the specific business process of a chosen sector, and dispatch them to go correct the manpower problems observed in the sector - this case we research in the Nigerian capital market at the time where more a hundred stockbroking firms use our LoudIntegra investment software for their operations. The US embassy was present at our foundation’s graduation ceremony for over 200 beneficiaries at the Muson Center, Lagos.

Eminent National Expert for Nigeria



Programos Foundation founder was nominated as the United Nations World Summit Awards, Eminent National Expert for Nigeria – A voluntary responsibility

UN GAID Working Group on SPACE



Following our contributions Programos was admitted into the UNGAID Working Group on SPACE initiative on Portal of Portals development by the UN

UN WSA Theme Song



Nigeria began to record innovation laurels at the UN WSA - Innovationbed ecosystem recorded very brilliant product as our foundation released the WSA Theme Song to cheer the World for genuinely accepting that indeed our home-grown entrepreneurs are innovative and doing best to solve their local problems with the help of the govt of the day!

WICT in Guadalajara, Mexico



Programos attend the WICT in Guadalajara, Mexico

2015 - 2019

Software Practitioners Worry



IT services are not improving in the country because of the high piracy rate. The local software companies have to compete with their pirated products and the pirated products of global competitors, Programos Software has learnt. The threat of piracy- the illegal copying of software for distribution within the organization, other groups, or for duplication and resale; has proved real, that only a handful software companies exist in the country.

Another Win for Nigeria



Chowberry is a cloud-based data platform that provides a sustainable means of managing shelf-life of food products by enabling retailers monitor and track food products approaching end of shelf-life in stock while simultaneously streaming the same monitored products to consumers at deep discounts via location aware algorithms.

Africa-OnTheRise.com: Another Win for Nigeria



Africa-OnTheRise.com is committed to highlighting and propagating the positive changing realities of the African continent. This online platform is changing the African conversation by monitoring, analyzing and sharing ONLY qualitative content about Africa’s rising potential, fostering development and economic empowerment through the power of positive information and inspiring hope by humanizing the process of positive change.

Innovationbed Ecosystem



Smart innovations are already contributing to the current ecosystem development in Nigeria. Many more Hubs are springing up and it is believed Innovationbed ecosystem will bring about more opportunities

MAXGO did Nigeria proud 2018



MAXOkada mobile and web applications provide safe, affordable and accessible moto-taxis to underserved communities in Africa, using inclusive asset-finance and safety hardware. The end-to-end platform connects drivers to commuters and businesses in real time to fulfil goods delivery and get people to their destinations. By licensing and creating credit ratings for drivers, and providing safe and affordable moto-taxi service for commuters and enterprises using their mobile devices, MAXOkada is transforming transportation in Africa.

Another Win for Nigeria



Nigeria was a winner in Open Government & Citizens Engagement and was celebrated in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Another Win for Nigeria



Nigeria was a winner in Open Government & Citizens Engagement and was celebrated in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Another Win for Nigeria



Nigeria was a winner in Open Government & Citizens Engagement and was celebrated in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Another Win for Nigeria



Nigeria was a winner in Open Government & Citizens Engagement and was celebrated in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Another Win for Nigeria



Nigeria was a winner in Open Government & Citizens Engagement and was celebrated in Abu Dhabi, UAE.