The Modibbo Adama University of Technology (MAUTECH), Yola in Adamawa State,  the University of Ibadan in Oyo State and the University of Calabar, Cross Rivers State are set host hackathon on Agriculture, Security and Logistics.

Sponsored by the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), the hackathon is set to drive digital innovation and entrepreneurship by challenging Nigeria’s teeming youths to ideate and develop solutions from inception through to the market.

“The hackathon is set to develop and grow a global network of IT experts, comprising Nigerian youths within the country and in the diaspora. It is targeted at inculcating entrepreneurship spirit in academia, creating a platform where industry and public institutions will leverage the academic research ecosystem to solve national challenges using technology,” NITDA said in a statement issued and signed by its Head, Corporate Affairs and External Relations, Mrs. Hadiza Umar.

According to the statement, this year edition will be focused on Agriculture, Security and Logistics. The first edition will hold between 18th – 20th January 2022 at the Modibbo Adama University of Technology (MAUTECH), Yola, Adamawa. And the second edition will hold between 25th – 27th January 2022 at the University of Ibadan, Oyo State, while the third edition will hold between 31st January – 2nd February 2022 at the University of Calabar, Cross Rivers State.

It is open to ALL- students, entrepreneurs and innovators.

The successful startups’ groups in each category will be awarded cash prizes and will have the opportunity to develop their idea further for commercialisation with NITDA’s support.

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