The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) is looking to empower NYSC Corp members, amongst other youth groups, in its NYSC ICT Innovation and Entrepreneurship Programme.
NITDA's objective in the NITDA act of 2007 is to oversee the the ICT industry in Nigeria as well as promote the use and adoption of ICT in all sectors of the economy to create jobs, wealth and sustainable development.
The program is designed to stimulate, engage, develop and support NYSC members that have unique innovative ICT solutions, products or ICT-driven business ideas that can be turned into viable ICT businesses within one to two years.
An evaluation committee comprising of NITDA OIIE, NYSC, ICT incubation managers (iDEA Hub, Co-Creation Hub, SASWare), investors and industry associations (ISPON and NCS) will adjudicate on submitted ideas. Successful Corpers will be engaged after their service year in a $25,000 incubation grant pgorgramme.
NITDA OIIE will bankroll the business incubation cost, securing their placements in some of the successful ICT incubators and accelerators in the country.
The NYSC ICT Innovation and Entrepreneurship Programme, which is targeted primarily at NYSC members, is also open to other youth. Have any brilliant ideas? You can apply now by completing this online form. Applications end on the 31st of March, 2016.