Office of the Vice President (OVP) North Western Makeathon Competition 2019

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5 Feb, 2019

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NWMakeathon Contest – Having demonstrated the impact of innovation in rebuilding the North-East, the Office of the Vice President (OVP) Nigeria is organizing a makeathon in the North-West region titled NWMakeathon in partnership with the Selected Hub.

Title: North Western Makeathon Competition 2019

  • The NWMakeathon is an open and intensive solution creation contest which would cut across the region with the objective of bringing together the skills and knowledge of a diverse set of individuals and institutions including entrepreneurs, start-ups, innovators, businesses, academics, policymakers, and community leaders, all committed to address the socio-economic challenges of North-West Nigeria.

The Goals and Objectives of the Makeathon

  • To start a process and develop an ecosystem of innovation close to conflict and natural disaster affected people by co-creating solutions with them and with humanitarian service providers to address the protection and assistance challenges that have remained so far neglected.

Program Summary/Details

  • During the makeathon, 30 teams of innovators and sector experts will be selected from a pool of applicants would work together to conceptualize ideas and transform them into working prototypes.
  • At the end of the co-creation period, 15 teams would be selected across all 7 states to participate in the market validation stage. At demo day, 7 most innovative teams with solutions scoring high on criteria such as: ‘likelihood to succeed’, ‘social impact’, ‘commercial viability’, and ‘relevance’ would be selected to participate in the 3 months long blended incubation programme (online & physical) at incubation hubs closest to them in the region.

Key Challenges Area:

  • Protection – 60%
  • Nutrition and Food Security – 55%
  • Quality Education – 95%
  • Health – 80%
  • Economic Security – 70%

Phases of the Competition:

  • Phase 1 – Roadshow
  • Phase 2 – Call For Ideas
  • Phase 3 – Co-creation
  • Phase 4 – Market Validation
  • Phase 5 – Demo Day
  • Phase 6 – INCUBATION

Opportunities for the Participants

  • 1st Prize: $1000, incubation and acceleration of your idea.
  • 2nd & 3rd Prize: Incubation and acceleration of your idea.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click Here to Start Application

Application Deadline  5th February, 2019.