NCC launches applications for 2023 talent. The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has launched applications for the third edition of its Talent Hunt Research through Hackathon. The initiative is part of the NCC’s Strategic Vision Plan for 2023-2025, which aims to promote the development of new technologies and indigenous content through cutting-edge research. The goal is to stimulate sustainable economic growth and development in Nigeria.
NCC launches applications for 2023 talent hunt research third edition
The hackathon is open to all interested and qualified enterprises. Applicants must submit a proposal for a research project that focuses on one of the following areas:
- Emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence, 5G, and blockchain
- Indigenous content development, such as the development of local languages and cultural content for the digital space
- Cybersecurity and data protection
- Digital literacy and skills development
- Applicants must be registered businesses in Nigeria, that is Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC).
- Applicants must have a team of at least three members, including at least one female member.
- Applicants must submit a research proposal that is original, innovative, and has the potential to make a positive impact on the Nigerian economy.
Deadline for application: Friday, September 22, 2023
Amount to be won: Selected participants will receive a grant of up to N10 million to support their research projects.
- Full control and ownership of the intellectual property of the developed solutions will remain with the Commission.
- The hackathon will take place in Abuja, Nigeria, from October 20 to 22, 2023.
How to apply:
Interested parties can apply for the hackathon online at https://ncc.gov.ng/talenthuntresearchhackathon2023.
According to the commission, “The enterprise must not have previously received support from the commission, the project should have clear relevance to one of the three thematic areas above, must provide a clear problem statement, proposed solution, and roadmap to deployment.
“Other requirements include a proof of concept which may also include technical feasibility of the idea with diagram, algorithm, existing models, or case studies.
“The solution must be novel with the applicant making a declarative statement on ownership of the intellectual property.
We encourage all Nigerian startups and entrepreneurs to apply for the hackathon and contribute to the development of Nigeria’s digital economy.