Apply for N3 Million Committee of Vice Chancellor of Nigerian Universities Innovations Programme – The Committee of Vice Chancellors of Nigerian Universities (CVCNU) marks its 60th year of operation in Nigeria. CVCNU seeks to be a veritable platform for Nigerian Universities for the attainment of academic excellence through cooperation and exchange of ideas.
They provide a focus of academic leadership through which innovative initiatives can be taken on matters concerning University Education. It aims to be a veritable forum for collaboration with Governments and Non-Governmental Organisations, Ministries, Parastatals, Agencies and other national and international organisations on matters concerning University education.
As a forward thinking organisation, the CVCNU recognizes the role Nigeria and Africa at large will play in a tech-dependent future and wishes to proactively contribute to building and leveraging it for massive local, regional and global socio-economic impact.
Apply for N3 Million Committee of Vice Chancellor of Nigerian Universities Innovations Programme – With its partners, stakeholders and access to over 2,000,000 students 150+. The CVCNU ensures that its activities have a positive social impact, notably for women and youth. The Trade Hub also helps support better integration of the youth in the workforce – ages 18 to 35.
The Challenge shall recognise top 20 innovators from across the country and the top three (3) winners shall get cash prize from the CVCNU
All participants with viable innovation shall gain 100% scholarship to product-lab and enterprise-lab training as well as full access to tech events, innovation acceleration and global investors.
Prioritise yield improvement, storage, processing, and cut down post-harvest losses. Target crop value chains are – maize, rice, cowpea, soya bean, and aquaculture.
2. EnvironmentYour solutions should deploy renewable energy, creatively impacting a large market in Nigeria & climate action in delivery
To be considered, your submission must solve a Nigerian or African problem leveraging on emerging technologies and the IoT massive complex of solutions.
Nigeria faces a myriad of security challenges relating to different sectors.. Pick one and work on a viable solution.
Innovators will be from the university system in Nigeria and provide unique impact solutions to the focus challenge areas of this competition.
Please read the following evaluation criteria carefully. All entries will be evaluated based on their meeting the listed criteria.
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.
4. 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!
5. 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.
NB: 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.