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Digital Innovation: NITDA Hackathon challenge to hold in adamawa, Oyo, Cross River – Official

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The National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA, says it will host editions of its national Hackathon challenge in three states.
The three states are Adamawa, Oyo and Cross River.
Hadiza Umar, head of Corporate Affairs and External Relations at the agency, who released this in a statement on Monday in Abuja, said the gesture was to boost digital innovation and entrepreneurship in the country.



The NITDA Hackathon Challenge is a national event held in collaboration with academic institutions.
The goal is to drive digital innovation and entrepreneurship aimed at challenging young Nigerians to ideate and develop solutions from the inception to the commercialization process.
Umar said the challenge, expected to take place this month, would be coordinated by his subsidiary, the National Center for Artificial Intelligence, NCAIR.
In Adamawa, he said that the first edition would be held at the Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola, from January 18-20, the second edition would be at the University of Ibadan from January 25-27.
According to her, the third edition is expected to take place at the University of Calabar, Cross River, from January 31 to February 2.
“The hackathon is set to develop and grow a global network of IT experts, comprising young Nigerians within the country and in the diaspora.
“It is aimed at instilling entrepreneurship in academia, creating a platform where industry and public institutions will leverage the academic research ecosystem to solve national challenges using technology.
Digital Innovation: NITDA Hackathon challenge to hold in adamawa, Oyo, Cross River – Official

The National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA, says it will host editions of its national Hackathon challenge in three states.

The three states are Adamawa, Oyo and Cross River.

Hadiza Umar, head of Corporate Affairs and External Relations at the agency, who released this in a statement on Monday in Abuja, said the gesture was to boost digital innovation and entrepreneurship in the country.

The NITDA Hackathon Challenge is a national event held in collaboration with academic institutions.

The goal is to drive digital innovation and entrepreneurship aimed at challenging young Nigerians to ideate and develop solutions from the inception to the commercialization process.

Umar said the challenge, expected to take place this month, would be coordinated by his subsidiary, the National Center for Artificial Intelligence, NCAIR.

In Adamawa, he said that the first edition would be held at the Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola, from January 18-20, the second edition would be at the University of Ibadan from January 25-27.

According to her, the third edition is expected to take place at the University of Calabar, Cross River, from January 31 to February 2.

“The hackathon is set to develop and grow a global network of IT experts, comprising young Nigerians within the country and in the diaspora.

“It is aimed at instilling entrepreneurship in academia, creating a platform where industry and public institutions will leverage the academic research ecosystem to solve national challenges using technology.

“This year, the focus is on agriculture, security and logistics,” he said.

According to her, the challenge is open to all students, entrepreneurs and innovators, while groups of successful startups in each category will receive cash prizes and have the opportunity to further develop their idea for commercialization with the support of NITDA.

He urged interested Nigerian youth to visit the link: https://bit.ly/32FshGF.

The NCAIR is one of NITDA‘s special purpose vehicles created to promote research and development of emerging technologies and their practical application in areas of national interest.

NCAIR is also focused on creating a thriving ecosystem for innovation-driven entrepreneurship, FDI, job creation, and national development.

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