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Ericsson is accepting applications from persons who have commercially viable solutions that demonstrate the powerful potential of connectivity, digital technology and 5G to improve the lives of Nigerians. If this describes you or your team, you may consider entering Ericsson’s Nigeria Together Apart Hackathon.

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The focus areas for the hackathon are healthcare and education, manufacturing ad mining, digital financial inclusion, and smart cities and IoT.


Persons and teams who Ericsson selects to take part in the hackathon may benefit in the following ways:

  • Five winning teams—one from each focus segment –will get support to enable them to scale their solutions

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  • The top team will visit Ericsson’s headquarters in Sweden where they will pitch their solution and engage the entrepreneurial community


This program is open to entrepreneurs, academics, startups, economists, business strategists, programmers, project managers, systems analysts, and anyone else who has an innovative solution that could positively transform Nigeria.

How The Program Will Unfold

Applications will remain open to potential participants and teams until July 31 2022. The organizers will announce the finalists for the hackathon by August 3.

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Teams that make the final will be onboarded between August 4 and 11. This will be followed by the Hackathon weekend, which will take place on Microsoft Teams and Slack. The participating teams will get mentored, and, afterwards, will submit their pitches for review by a jury. All of this will unfold between August 12 and 14.

Teams will streamline and submit their second video pitch on or before September 1.

If you would like to apply for the Ericsson Nigeria Together Apart Hackathon, click here.

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This article was first published on 4th July 2022


Ikenna Nwachukwu holds a bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He loves to look at the world through multiple lenses- economic, political, religious and philosophical- and to write about what he observes in a witty, yet reflective style.

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