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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Apply Committee of Vice-Chancellors of Nigerian Universities(CVCNU)Innovation Challenge [Grand Prize: N3,000,000, 2nd Prize: N2,000,000, 3rd Prize: N1,000,000

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Apply Committee of Vice-Chancellors of Nigerian Universities(CVCNU)Innovation Challenge [Grand Prize: N3,000,000, 2nd Prize: N2,000,000, 3rd Prize: N1,000,000

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Apply Committee of Vice-Chancellors of Nigerian Universities(CVCNU)Innovation Challenge [Grand Prize: N3,000,000, 2nd Prize: N2,000,000, 3rd Prize: N1,000,000

Evaluation Criteria

Please read the following evaluation criteria carefully. All entries will be evaluated based on their meeting the listed criteria.

Synopsis

The CVC_AEIS Innovation Challenge is in line with the CVCNU innovation direction to deepen and amplify technology solutions, to create employment through bankable cohorts of businesses who are from the university system. Innovators will be from the university system in Nigeria and provide unique impact solutions to the focus challenge areas of this competition.

01: Your solution must come from any of these four areas or a hybrid of them, namely: Agriculture, Environment, ICT (emerging tech & IoT); and Security. Only solutions from these four areas will be accepted in this challenge edition.

Agriculture

Prioritise yield improvement, support storage, processing, and cut down post-harvest losses. Target crop value chains are – maize, rice, cowpea, soya bean, and aquaculture.

Environment

Your innovative solutions should deploy renewable energy, creatively impacting a large market across Nigeria while engaging climate action in its delivery.

ICT

Emerging tech & IoT. Connected cars, driverless machines, drones, smart homes, wearables, smart real estate etc.,  Must solve a Nigerian/African problem.

Security

Nigeria faces a myriad of security challenges relating to different sectors.. Pick one and work on a viable solution.

02: Individual applications will be disqualified. Application must be as a team (not less than 2 founding members). Student-staff innovation collaboration is allowed. Any team that is applying must comprise students and university staff. The team must also contain at least one female founder or co-founder. Ideal Team = Univ staff + University (undergraduate or postgraduate) where one of the core team leaders is female.

 03: Application will consider equal representation from the six (6) geo-political zones of Nigeria.

04: Solutions in MVP and Post-MVP stage will be considered. Early stage innovation solutions with a clear pathway to profit will also be considered. However, MVP and Post-MVP solutions stand the highest chance of scaling through to the top. Get creative! Get Innovative!

05: All solutions must be an inclusive business that puts women and youths (18-35) at the forefront and must have the core team comprising up to 40% women.

Only the Top 300 most innovative solutions from across Nigeria will get into the program. If your application into the challenge is successful, you will receive an email from the organisers. If you do not get an email, it means your application didn’t meet the requirements to join this challenge. However, you will be part of the CVC Ecosystem Tech Conference so watch out for that email.

A collaboration between CVCNU and Wennovation Hub

How To Apply

Interested Applicants can apply via the below link address

https://aeis-challenge.ng/apply/

Contact Address

Lagos: +234 902 500 8641

Ibadan: +234 903 147 8517

Abuja: +234 912 797 2803

info@wennovationhub.org

Our Address

2a Louis Solomon Cl,

Victoria Island 106104,

Lagos


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