Invention Education

NEST360° is building an ecosystem of innovators to create the next generation of technologies to support newborn care and other global health needs.

NEST360° Invention Education (NEST-IE) is an investment in education that will provide the foundation for an innovation ecosystem and for future inventions needed for long-term health systems change.


NEST-IE is based on a problem-based engineering curriculum that, at participating engineering institutions across sub-Saharan Africa, incorporates: 

  • real-world, pressing design challenges

  • faculty workshops and exchange programs

  • student international internships and exchange programs

  • innovation design studios that provide students access to tools to prototype and test new inventions

Innovation Design Studios

Local design studios at participating institutions provide students with access to tools to prototype and test new inventions. See our currently operational design studios below! 

The Malawi Polytechnic

Blantyre, Malawi

Design Studio

Malawi University of Science and Technology

Limbe, Malawi

Dar es Salaam
Institute of Technology

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

University of Lagos

Lagos, Nigeria

University of Ibadan

Ibadan, Nigeria

Design Studio

(coming soon)

Addis Ababa Institute of Technology

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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Looking for other NEST Resources?

Clinical & Technical Education

NEST-ED Clinical Modules. Read more.

NEST-ED Clinical Scenarios. Read more.

Technology Resources

NEST360° & UNICEF Target Product Profiles: Newborn Care. Read more.

Newborn Technology Landscape, 3rd Edition. Read more.

Newborn Technology Landscape Survey Template. Download.

NEST360° Qualified Technologies. Read more.

COVID-19 Resources

Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic: Resources Compiled by NEST for Use in Hospital-Based Newborn Care. Read more.

Priority Resources Relevant to Low- and Mid-Income Countries. Read more.


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