To create usable software or hardware with a long term goal of creating a functioning product.
To leverage on young talented Nigerians to develop ideas/products aimed at solving problems facing the identified sectors in Nigeria.
Challenge Nigerian to develop ideas to solve local problems that would be developed into indigenous home grown solutions.
Ideas with great potential impact will receive cash prizes and incubation support to help them refine the ideas for prototype development
To develop and grow a global network of ICT expertise, comprising of Nigerian youths within the country and in diaspora.
Create a platform where organizations throw in challenges to identify top-notch futuristic ideas ideas.
Inculcate the culture of entrepreneurship in academia by hosting the program in the academia, tech-driven solutions that can be disrupted or amplified will be developed out of research.
Government can directly seed fund pre-commercial idea and research. Thus, encourage entrepreneurship for national development.
To match tech entrepreneurs with the appropriate public institution/industry right from idea generation.
Bridge the gap between industry and academic research ecosystem to solve challenges.
FutureHack organisers have the right at their sole discretion to determine whether an entrant is
eligible for the contest. Below are the eligibility criteria:
Winners of the hackathon stand a chance of the following
3-6 month of incubation of the idea to reality. This will include training, mentoring and workspace at an appropriate hub to nurture and transform the ideas into valuable products and services
Various cash prizes of over 3 million Naira are to be won by the Winners amidst other benefits
Possible partnership/collaboration with public institutions and other organizations to implement and adopt their idea
IBM is offering free cloud services for the winners of the challenge
Participants stand a chance to represent Nigeria at National and International events such as eNigeria and GITEX, Dubai
All participants will be included in the NITDA Database for further Support
Pre-shortlisted participant is responsible for their own travel and for covering all associated costs and expenses in connection with your participation in the Hackathon. However, certain food and non-alcoholic drinks are expected to be made available during the Hackathon.
Shared accommodation for participants will be available. Participants that are not comfortable with shrewd accommodation are free to make other arrangements but must be available during the hackathon hours
Each Participant teams must bring or obtain whatever hardware and/or software they believe they need to participate (e.g. programing application, laptops, phones, etc), including any necessary chargers. There will be electrical outlets available on a first come, first serve basis.
Our Partners for FutureHack 2019 include the following