[Apply Now] The Kukah Prize for Young Innovators in Nigeria

The Kukah Centre (TKC) has announced the first edition of The Kukah Prize for Young Innovators in Nigeria. The programme is intended to support and spur young and innovative Africans whose ideas embody the potential to transform their communities and the world around us.

About The Kukah Prize for Young Innovators

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The Kukah Prize for Young Innovators is an award of recognition for outstanding innovators in the field of technology presented to young Africans who show exceptional promise as developing leaders in digital transformation. Bright young minds with creative technological ideas/solutions to developmental challenges both in their communities, and the world at large will be evaluated by judges in the startup and tech space across the continent for the most innovative digital ideas/solutions in the form of startups or initial concepts meeting global developmental challenges.

We are interested in innovative tech ideas/solutions that can make a lasting change in your community or globally. Imagine an idea that combats climate change (13) and restores the terrestrial ecosystem (14). These ideas are in line with the Sustainable Development Goals(SDG 13&14); they preserve a sustainable future.

This award is established by The Kukah Center and sponsored by Greysoft Technologies. This maiden edition will be presented to winners during the 70th Birthday Ceremony of His Lordship, Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah on the 31st of August 2022.

Host: The Kukah Center
Category: Competition
Eligible Country: Nigerians
Application Closing Date: 10th August 2022.

Programme Benefits

  • Three selected winners will receive the Kukah prize for young innovators in the Federal Capital Territory(FCT), Nigeria.
    – First Position – ₦2,000,000
    – Second Position – ₦1,000,000
    – Third Position – ₦500,000
  • The winners of this award will, in addition, have access to various opportunities with organizations such as Microsoft ADC and Google.

Eligibility and Selection Criteria

  • The nominee shall not have reached their 31st birthday by the time the award is received.
  • Nominees must be Nigerian (Maiden Edition)
  • The award will be presented to an individual whose innovative work demonstrates high levels of excellence in technology.
  • The award winner will be selected based on the candidate’s research’s outstanding quality, novelty, and significance.
  • We encourage women and persons with disabilities to submit entries. We are willing to provide reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities where needed.
  • Nominees are eligible for a single submission; multiple submissions would automatically disqualify them.
  • Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply for The Kukah Prize for Young Innovators

Interested applicants are to apply via the official application link. Click the Apply Now button below to apply. Visit the official announcement page for more details.

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