Regulator extends submission of proposals for Virtual IoT Code Camp & Hackathon 2021

*Following several requests for extension by the prospective tech hubs and startups, the Management of the Nigerian Communications Commission has considered the requests and approved extension of the deadline for submission of applications to October 11, 2021

Isola Moses | ConsumerConnect

As part of its Strategic Vision Plan (SVP) T2021-2025, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has stated that it identified the need to encourage development of new technologies and indigenous content through cutting-edge research to stimulate sustainable economic growth and development in Nigeria.

Pursuant to the above, therefore, the telecoms regulatory Commission had invited Tech Hubs, Innovation Driven Enterprises (IDEs) in the country to enter eligible startups and their solutions in the second edition of the Commission’s IoT Code Camp and Hackathon, with focus on two categories: Development of IoT (Internet of Things) Solutions for Kidnapping and Banditry in Nigeria, and Assistive Robotics Solutions for Effective E-Waste Management.

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The application for submissions to the IoT Code Camp and Hackathon, which opened September 5, 2021, previously had closed September 26, 2021, as advertised in national dailies and on the Commission’s corporate Web site.

Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde, Director of Public Affairs of NCC, in an announcement Tuesday, October 5, 2021, however, disclosed that in view of the several requests for extension by the prospective tech hubs and startups arising from technical glitches on the URL link for submission of proposals, which has affected the number of successful entries to the competition, the Management of the Commission has considered the requests and approved the extension of the deadline for submission of applications to Monday, October 11, 2021.

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The NCC said interested applicants, therefore, are advised to take advantage of this extension to participate in the competition by submitting their proposals to https://ncc.gov.ng/iothackathon2021 on or before the new stipulated deadline.

Prospective applicants are advised to visit the Commission’s Web site for further information.

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