5th CU-ICE Conference


Date: October 12-13, 2021 [ Virtual Conference ]

The Center for Entrepreneurship Development Studies (CEDS), Covenant University will host the fifth (5th) edition of her international conference on Entrepreneurship (CU-ICE). The conference is aimed at addressing essential economic and developmental issues in Africa FROM THE VIEW POINT OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP. This year CU-ICE is focused on discussing the fulfilment of some key sustainable development goals through entrepreneurial innovativeness.

CU-ICE is an annual gathering of entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, policy makers, students and other start up champions in Africa to identify new ways of helping start-ups and existing firms to achieve stronger competitiveness.

Conference Sub-themes:

  • Digital Transformation and Sustainable Entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurship Ecosystem and Africa's Development Goals
  • Business Model Innovation and Sustainable Entrepreneurship in Africa
  • Informal Entrepreneurship and Africa's Sustainable Development
  • Knowledge Management, Innovation and Sustainable Entrepreneurship in Africa
  • Financing Interventions and Entrepreneurship Development in Africa
  • Institutions, Innovation and Sustainable Entrepreneurship in Africa
  • Management of Technology, Entrepreneurship Development and Sustainability in Africa
  • Market & Marketing Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Development in Africa
  • Engineering Management and Sustainable Development in Africa
  • Gender, Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Development in Africa
  • Sociological Issues In Africa's Entrepreneurship Development
  • Green Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Development
  • Entrepreneurship and Environmental Sustainability Economic Growth And  Environmental Sustainability
  • Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Public Policy
  • Digital Readiness of SMES Post COVID 19
  • Income Distribution and Entrepreneurship


Abstracts should only be submitted online via CMT conference system, under the name Covenant University International Conference on Entrepreneurship CU-ICE 2021. For more information visit

All submitted abstracts will undergo peer review. The abstract should clearly indicate the aims and conclusions of the work to be described in the final paper. Abstract text length should not be more than 350 words and should be in English.


August 20, 2021: Submission of abstracts
August 27, 2021: Notification of Acceptance
September 18, 2021: Submission of full-length paper (3,500 - 7,000 words)
September 23, 2021: Notification of accepted papers
September 29, 2021: Final submission of full papers and Submission of a PowerPoint Presentation of 10-15 slides including the reference slide(s) of the accepted conference paper
October 6, 2021: Arrival of conference delegates

Note: Papers (abstracts and full papers) must be saved in MS Word format and submitted as an attachment and emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. All papers must follow APA format which can be viewed at Each paper will undergo a double-blind peer review process. Acceptance will be based on quality, relevance and originality


Standard registration: N20,000 per participant
Postgraduate Participants: N15,000
Undergraduate and Non-presenting participants: N10,000 only per participant
International Participants: $300/£200
Institutional Participants: N100,000( for maximum of 5 persons)
The fee covers tea break, lunch, conference materials and certificate of attendance
Pre-conference Workshop: N5,000 only per participant

Payment can be made to COVENANT UNIVERSITY CEDS with Account Number 1020021727, in any branch of UBA Plc.

Scanned copy of payment teller should be sent as scanned copy to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Exhibition opportunity exist as the conference venue


All accepted conference papers (evaluated on originality of research, quality of analysis and contribution to knowledge) will be published in the CPCI Conference Proceedings subject to author registration and payment. In addition, authors of high-quality papers presented at the Conference will be invited to submit their revised papers for inclusion in SCOPUS Indexed Journals and a special issue of the Covenant Journal of Entrepreneurship (CJoE). A Certificate of Participation will be issued to all registered participants, while a Certificate of Presentation will be issued to Participants who make Presentations at the Conference.


For enquires call
Dr. Ayodotun Ibidunni          +234-803-489-3637,
Dr. Olamide Olasanmi (ACA) +234-803-284-7622,
Dr. Taiye Borishade              +234-808-778-8532,
Dr. Ugochukwu Abasilim       +234-803-484-6108,
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