Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Office for ICT Innovation & Entrepreneurship (OIIE) Programme for NYSC Members


The OIIE ICT Innovation and Entrepreneurship programme for NYSC Members aims to stimulate, engage, develop and support Nigerian corp members that have unique innovative ICT solutions, products or ICT-driven business ideas (addressing specific socio-economic challenges) that can be turned into viable ICT businesses within one to two years.

PRIZES
Successful corper startups will be engaged after their service year for incubation or acceleration. NITDA OIIE will bankroll the business incubation cost, securing their placements in some of the successful ICT incubators and accelerators in the country.

DEADLINE
None stated.

ELIGIBILITY
Corp members interested in submitting their ideas for this program do not necessarily have to be computer programmers or engineers.

The program is for any corp member with a unique or innovative or interesting business idea or product that can be driven by ICT.

The submitted ideas or ICT solutions will be adjudicated by an evaluation committee comprising of NITDA OIIE, NYSC, ICT incubation managers (iDEA Hub, Co-Creation Hub, SASWare), investors and industry associations (ISPON and NCS).

APPLICATION PAGE

GLOSSARY
OIIE: Office for ICT Innovation & Entrepreneurship
NYSC: National Youth Service Corps
NITDA: National Information Technology Development Agency
ISPON: Institute of Safety Professionals of Nigeria
NCS: Nigeria Computer Society
ICT: Information and Communication Technology