The National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA, has called for entries for the 2021 Creativity and Innovation Challenge.
The call for the entries was contained in a statement signed by the Head, Corporate Affairs and External Relations, NITDA, Mrs. Hadiza Umar.
The statement said that the contest, which was conceived, with the theme “Inspiring Creativity and Innovation in the Nigerian Digital Economy,” is organised as part of the United Nations’ World Creativity and Innovation Day, 2021, to harness innovative and impactful solutions for the development of a vibrant digital economy.
The World Creativity and Innovation Day is a global UN day, celebrated to raise awareness around the importance of creativity and innovation in problem-solving, with respect to advancing the UN Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs, also known as the “global goals.”
NITDA is therefore calling on all Nigerians with innovative and impactful working solutions to make entries for the Innovation Challenge.
Umar said that the solutions will be evaluated based on job and wealth creation potential, originality, marketability, scalability, and inclusiveness.
She added that successful entries will have an opportunity to present their solutions to the Technology industry stakeholders.
The submission of entries is expected via http://bit.ly/NITDA21WCID, and the portal will be opened from April 12, 2021, till April 17, 2021.
Entries will be evaluated and assessed by April 19, 2021, and successful ones will be required to do a five-minute live pitch on Wednesday, April 21, 2021.