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Entries open for innovative ICT projects

04 June 2015, 12:16Okoro Chinedu

Lagos - Organisers are now accepting entries for arguably one of the biggest competitions celebrating innovativeness in the country’s information and telecommunications sector.

Etisalat, the mobile network operator, confirmed it had opened entries for the 2015 edition of the Etisalat Prize for Innovation.

Announcing the commencement of the 2015 competition, Chief Executive Officer of Etisalat Nigeria, Matthew Willsher, said the competition was a reflection of the character of Etisalat aimed at promoting and nurturing talent.

“Our core business is to develop innovative initiatives, products and services and we recognise the importance of broadband in different sectors of the economy including, education and business,” he said.

According to the telecoms company, the Etisalat Prize for Innovation is aimed at encouraging and celebrating valuable innovation in the Nigerian market and is awarded in two categories.

Also Read: Etisalat bemoans ongoing fuel crisis

The first prize of N5 million is for the Most Innovative Product or Service launched in the last 12 months while a second prize of N2 million is for the Most Innovative Idea.

Anthony Oniwon, the developer of Exammate, an exam preparatory programme for candidates, won the first prize while the second prize was presented to Abdulganiyu Onabanjo, the developer of Interactive Media Interface Design (IMID), a remote communication interface for GPRS-enabled pre-paid meters.

Entries can be submitted up to August 3.

Winners for this year’s competition will be announced in October 2015.

- CAJ News

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