The Committee of Vice Chancellors of Nigerian Universities (CVCNU) marks its 60th year of operation in Nigeria.
As one of its activities, it is launching an innovation challenge; competition within the Nigerian university system. As a forward thinking organisation, the CVCNU recognises the role Nigeria and Africa at large will play in a tech-dependent future and wishes to proactively contribute to building and leveraging it for massive local, regional and global socio-economic impact.
The Innovation Challenge focuses on four (4) niche areas namely: Agriculture, Environment, ICT (emerging tech & IoT); and Security.
The initiative aims to deepen and amplify technology solutions, entrepreneurship, and create bankable communities of startups, and scale-ups within and from the university system in general in Nigeria.
This also positions CVCNU as a strategic bridge between the university system and the government and private sector.
The larger result is youth empowerment with knowledge, tools, networks and funding to design/develop and scale investable home grown solutions.