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$10,000 Grant on Offer in The Nigerian Energy Forum (NEF) is organizing its annual Africa Energy Innovation Forum. Accordingly, it is calling on early-stage entrepreneurs whose business ideas could positively transform the generation, distribution and utilization of energy on the continent to enter the contest. Winners will receive up to $10,000 in grants, among other benefits.
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Proposals are expected from entrepreneurs who work with research institutions or established organizations to develop a prototype model of a product or solution for a social enterprise, agribusiness, FinTech, or energy management that utilizes local resources. Entries should fit in with one of these four tracks:
  • Clean energy solutions for agro-industry
  • Energy for healthcare and education
  • Smart Metering and Artificial Intelligence
  • Cleaner Electrification of Transport/oil and gas
  • Note: At least 1 winner will be announced from each track.

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This competition could deliver the following benefits to participants:
  • Winners could take home grants of up to $10,000 to scale their solution
  • Get the chance to pitch your idea at the Nigeria Energy Forum, using a poster and short video
  • Meet and network with other entrepreneurs, senior professionals, and representatives of government, industry, and academia
  • Attend business development workshops and get support from a business incubator

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This program is open to persons who meet the following criteria:
  • Should be aged between 18 and 35 years
  • Entries must be submitted by teams of at least 3 people; teams formed across higher education institutions, companies, or countries are allowed to enter
  • Should be able to demonstrate or show proof of local content, originality and creativity, clarity, and commercial viability
  • Note: Women-led teams are encouraged to apply.
Applications will remain open until August 31, 2023. If you would like to apply for this opportunity, you can do so HERE. Featured Image Source: Opportunity Desk
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This article was first published on 8th August 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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