Technology Incubation Centre, Jalingo was established in the year 2010 with twelve (12) Permanent Staff headed by Hajiya Hussaina Bakari as the pioneer Centre Manager.
Admission of entrepreneurs started in February, 2011 with Seven of them in full operation. More were admitted and the number rose to twenty-three (23). While one (1) died, three (3) could not complete the programme, two (2) absconded and seven (7) successfully graduated after completing the Incubation Period of 3 years in August, 2016. There are currently, seventeen (17) Entrepreneurs/ Incubatees under the Technology Incubation Programme in the Centre.
The incubatees’ categories of operation are; machine fabrication, food processing, chemical and allied products, leather and cotton, ceramics and ICT/software development. The commercialized products of the Centre include; mobile wheel chairs, tricycle, children bed, charcoal/battery stoves, chicken brooders, multipurpose thresher, rice/maize threshers, bread and cake pans, gate decorators, liquid soaps, detergents, air freshener, car wash, perfumes, body balm, vaseline, body cream, fortified honey, moringa products, paint, palm and cover shoes, belts, wallets, antiseptics, bags, flower vessels, tea cups, and ICT/software design/services.
The Centre trained about fifteen (15) youths on the coupling and installation of Solar Power Energy as part of its Community Development Programme in the State. The training was conducted by the Technical Department.
Another training was organized by the national board for technology incubation on the theme Technological skills and knowledge transfer for youths and women development. The programme was design to transfer innovative skills that can help youths and women that are into entrepreneurship in the society.