Etisalat prize for innovation 2016: N7million up for grabs!

Etisalat prize for innovation 2016: N7million up for grabs!

Telecommunications giant, Etisalat has called for entries from all innovative Nigerians to fulfill their entrepreneurship dream by applying for the 2016 Etisalat prize for innovation. Etisalat Prize for innovation rewards product, services or ideas that promote mobile broadband usage in Nigeria and Africa at large. This is because a 10% rise in broadband usage boosts

Telecommunications giant, Etisalat has called for entries from all innovative Nigerians to fulfill their entrepreneurship dream by applying for the 2016 Etisalat prize for innovation.

Etisalat Prize for innovation rewards product, services or ideas that promote mobile broadband usage in Nigeria and Africa at large. This is because a 10% rise in broadband usage boosts GDP growth by 0.6%, resulting in improved market information flow and assisting SME’s and Entrepreneurs to grow business and improve links.

“Innovation is in our DNA, and as such supporting and promoting innovation is something that comes naturally to Etisalat,” Chief Executive Officer, Etisalat Nigeria, Matthew Willsher.

The competition which is in it’s 5th year, is in two categories: N5m for the most innovative product or service launched in the last 12 months while the most innovative idea receives N2m. Entries will need to show demonstrable impact (or potential impact for an idea) on broadband usage, impressive uptake from customers and have made a visible commercial or social impact on the community for the launched product/service.

In addition to the cash prizes, both winners and the other top 10 finalists will undergo intense training at the Enterprise Development Centre of the Pan Atlantic University, Lagos. Judges at the 2016 edition of the competition are: Adio Sowho, Ekechi Nwokah and Seyi Taylor.

Click here to submit entries on or before September 9, 2016. Winners will be announced in November 2016.

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