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NCC Extends Deadline for Submission of Virtual Hackathon Proposals to July 20, 2020

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The Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, noting the inconsistency between the date, (17th July, 2020, a Friday) and the day, (17th July, 2020, mistakenly taken as a Monday), stated as the deadline for the submission of applications for the Virtual Hackathon proposals has made an amendment in the date for the deadline of the submission of the proposals.

The new deadline for submission, as announced by the Commission is now 5:00 pm on Monday, July 20, 2020.

The Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, had earlier on Friday, July 3, 2020, announced on its website that it is inviting entries from Tech Hubs, Startups and Innovation Digital SMEs, with promising and adaptable digital solutions that will aid in containing the impacts of pandemic and epidemic-prone diseases in the country.

It was further stated it is doing this because, the Commission supports the development of innovative services and life-changing solutions leveraging on Information Communications Technologies, (ICTs), to promote indigenous content development, economic growth and social advancement in Nigeria.

The Commission stated that the top three Start-ups, with the most promising digital solutions, will receive a grant of N3 million each, from the Commission, to aid the development and deployment of these Solutions in Nigeria.

Interested Tech Hubs Startups and Digital Innovation SMEs that missed the earlier July 17, 2020 deadline date can, therefore, still put together their proposals for the Hackathon and submit, between now and 5:00 pm on Monday, July 20, 2020.

Please, check the information on how to go about the submission of proposals for the Virtual Hackathon here.


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