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Million-naira funding for Abuja Tech Friday

April 29, 2021 · 1 min read
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Over the years, technology has revolutionized our world and daily lives. Technology has created amazing tools and resources, putting useful information at our fingertips, increasingly faster, more portable, and higher-powered than ever before. With all of these innovations, technology has also made our lives easier, interactive and more fun. One such innovative method of using storytelling in a fun and creative way is digital art, which the Discovery Museum, a digital Museum in Abuja, aims to do.

The Discovery Museum is the focal point of The Art Tech District of Nigeria and is the first in the region devoted to shaping the narrative of culture, people and democratic ideals through the intersection of technology and art.

The Art Tech District (ATD) in collaboration with the Civic Innovation Lab (Civicilab) is putting together a series of hackathons to create a platform for ‘’Using Technology To Tell Nigerian History’ and will be called the MUSEUM HACK. 

This hackathon is an opportunity for Developers, Tech Startups, Tech enthusiasts and Undergraduates (in Universities across Nigeria) to propose and build software solutions to determine the best way to walk through museum exhibitions using AR (Augmented Reality) and VR (Virtual Reality), with the aim of synchronizing Nigerian Art and History with digital solutions. 

The hackathon will be an opportunity for Developers and Tech entrepreneurs to improve on their ideas and create a working solution which users can interact with in our quest for using technology to tell the Nigerian Story. The hackathon welcomes local and globally focused solutions, and is open to all developers.

Additionally, to help spark your ideas we have streamlined the hackathon to two main sectors: 

1. Virtual Reality 

2. Augmented Reality

The Software Developers and Tech Entrepreneurs are free to build their solutions using the technologies of their choice, across areas within the scope of the project that would drive impact. 

The total prize money for the winners of the Museum Hack is N1,000,000.00 (one million naira only) which will be split amongst the first, second and third position: 

First position – N500,000.00

Second position – N300,000.00

Third position – N200,000.00

Notable Dates:

Application opens: 26th April – 4th May, 2021

Begin your application here: https://civicilab.com/atf.html

Enquiries: info@civicilab.com

Follow us on social media 

@civicilab

@discoverymuseum.ng 

@arttechdistrict

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