The Nigerian government through the office of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) at the 41 edition of the Gulf Information Technology Exhibition (GITEX) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates showcased nine budding innovative technology-driven startups with solutions to technology issues.

Presenting their products and services to the global audience, the startups demonstrated the innovative behind the products and the challenge being addressed by the solutions to government departments and international tech players and visitors from the world to the event, considered as the biggest tech exhibition event in the world.

The nine start-ups from Nigeria were selected by a panel of judges instituted by NITDA. They were considered after getting the highest scores from applications within the Nigerian technology startup ecosystem based on the solutions they provided that meet global standards.

Most of the winning entries addressed area of Fifth-generation wireless technology (5G); Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Augmented Analytics; Transportation; Digital Economies; Cyber Security and Resilience; Cloud and Edge computing, and Blockchain technology.

The innovative startups were exhibited and presented by young Nigerians behind the technological applications. They include EDU-VR, a virtual Reality for education presented by Ibtrahim Arome; Fascinate Technologies, a Smart Waste Management System presented by Chijioke Ngige; Trail, a GPS App that has live camera for monitoring children while being transported to schools and presented by Malumi Opeyemi and RINET,  a research and innovative network solution for detecting and fighting plagiarism by Usman Murtala.

Others include Bridging Safe, a technological intervention on health theraphy for solutions to mental health challenges; Fuel intellisense, an automated tank guage to guard against fraudulent dispensing of fuel presented Tolu Abikehin and HalalVest, a fintech tool for saving, borrowing, insuring and investing in business. It was presented by  Oguntoyinbo Abdulazeez Femi.

The exhibition is held in Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) Dubai, United Arabs Emirates, with the theme: ‘Creating a Bolder Digital Future Together’.

In addition to a series of conferences and workshops organised on the side-lines of the exhibition, Gitex Future Stars, is one of the world’s largest tech startup events of 2021, hosted about over 700 startups from more than 60 countries along with a network of more than 400 international investors and VCs, and will put an increased spotlight on the transformational potential of Fintech and Blockchain.

The exhibition united international innovators in artificial intelligence, 5G, cloud, big data, cybersecurity, Blockchain, quantum computing, Fintech and immersive marketing. The themes explored across six events – Gitex Global, Ai Everything, Gitex Future Stars, the Future Blockchain Summit, Fintech Surge and Marketing Mania – which collectively created an unrivalled global tech spectacle.


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