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  Hitachi, a multinational conglomerate that’s active in the digital systems and renewable energy industries, is organizing a program which will enable it to identify and work with startups building environmentally sustainable solutions to some of the world’s most pressing economic problems. This challenge is global, so ventures based in Nigeria can apply, as long as they meet the requirements set by Hitachi.
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Through the Hitachi Innovation Challenge for Digital Circular Economy, Hitachi aims to develop business partnerships with some of the world’s boldest and most innovative startups on the circular economy front. The organization is particularly interested in hearing from players in Battery Circulation, Plastic Circulation, Bio-Based Material Circulation, and Circulation Based Eco-Designs.
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This program will give its participants access to the following benefits:
  • The chance to pitch their solutions to Hitachi’s top executives at the final of the challenge
  • Opportunity to work with Hitachi’s incubation representatives
  • Discuss their Proof of Concept with experts at Hitachi and get help with building and scaling
  • Get connected to related and relevant business units at Hitachi

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The Hitachi Innovation Challenge is open to persons who meet these criteria:
  • Projects must address a real need in the market and add value while doing so
  • Should utilize innovative technologies and business model to tackle their concerns
  • Must have the potential to create a strong customer base
  • Hold the promise of broad and far-reaching social impact
Applications will remain open until January 14, 2024. If you would like to apply for this opportunity, you can do so HERE. Featured Image Source: MSME Africa
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This article was first published on 25th November 2023


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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