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Link To Apply For NCC Emerging Technologies Annual Innovation Competition/Exhibition, best three Innovative prototypes will be awarded cash Prizes of ₦2.5million, ₦1.5million and ₦1 million respectively

Link To Apply For NCC Emerging Technologies Annual Innovation Competition/Exhibition, best three Innovative prototypes will be awarded cash Prizes of ₦2.5million, ₦1.5million and ₦1 million respectively

Link To Apply For NCC Emerging Technologies Annual Innovation Competition/Exhibition, best three Innovative prototypes will be awarded cash Prizes of ₦2.5million, ₦1.5million and ₦1 million respectively

About the Competition & Exhibition

The Nigerian Communication Commission in keeping with its strategic intent as encapsulated in the Strategic Management Plan (2020-2024) and Strategic Vision Implementation Plan (2021 -2025) is committed to promoting innovation for the sustenance and continuous growth of the Nigerian Communications Industry.

Pursuant to this, the Commission invites Startups and Tech Hubs to participate in the second edition of the NCC Emerging Technologies Annual Innovation Competition/Exhibition with the theme “Building a Sustainable Digital Service Development and Promotion in Nigeria”.

The ICT Innovation Competition/Exhibition will be a medium for showcasing talents and innovations in ICT. This is aimed at motivating and encouraging Nigerian youths to engage in innovative developments for the telecoms industry and improve the nation’s ability to compete in the global economy and promotion of Digital SMEs for new business delivery breakthroughs.

The Tech hub/Startups with the best three Innovative prototypes will be awarded cash Prizes of ₦2.5million, ₦1.5million and ₦1 million respectively.


Eligibility

Prospective Technology Hubs and Startups entering the competition are required to submit proposals that meet the following criteria for consideration:

  • The project should have a clear relevance to ICT/Telecommunication industry.
  • Interested participants should be duly registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission.
  • Proof of concept (feasibility of idea with diagram, algorithm, etc.).
  • Novelty of the project.
  • The pitch idea should demonstrate clear commercial sustainability and profitability framework.
  • Team diversity and indigenous capacity to develop and support the solution.


Project Submission Guidelines

All applications should be ONLINE.

There is no cost to enter the competition and you will retain full control and ownership of your technology.

  • Each Team will Register and submit the following documentation:
  • 4 page Executive Summary of the project concept.
  • 5-7 minutes video of the pilot project.
  • Names, Age, contact details, passport photos and profile of all Team members.
  • Website (if available)


Date                                                  Stage

19th Nov - 29th Nov 2021     Applications                                                            open online

3rd Dec 2021                     Shortlisted                                                              Tech Hubs &                                                            Startups                                                                    Announced

6th Dec 202                  Shortlisted Tech                                                     Hubs & Startups                                                     arrive DBI Lagos                                                     Campus for a 2                                                       Day Pitch/Exhibition.

6th – 8th Dec 2021  2 Day Pitch/Exhibition                                            and grading of                                                       Contestants by the                                                 Judges at Digital Bridge                                         Institute in Lagos

8th Dec 2021     Award of Prizes/Closing                                        Ceremony





Disclaimer

IMPORTANT

Applying to the Hackathon counts as a public disclosure of your idea and it is your responsibility to protect it adequately before making an application.

Before applying, please ensure you are satisfied with the level of protection for any idea or material included in the application, and seek your own legal advice if necessary.

Failure to do so may affect your ability to protect it in the future.

Applicants are not required to include more detail about their ideas than they feel comfortable with or than is indicated in the online application form. However, please be aware that providing insufficient detail may affect the ability of the judges to make a fair assessment of your application.

Deadline for submission of entries is 29th November, 2021 and shortlisted applicants will be announced on 3rd December, 2021.

Shortlisted applicants are required to be available in Lagos at Digital Bridge Institute (DBI) Lagos campus on 6th December, 2021.

An independent panel of Judges will determine a First and Runner-up entry for each category and Judges decisions are final.

Interested applicants can apply via the below link address

Apply here

Wishes you all the best

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