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Call for Application: Technology Innovation Development Programme 2023

Participation Requirements

As part of the series of programme to promote innovation and research in Nigeria, NCS introduced Tech-Innovation Development Programme (TIDP) to provide necessary supports and enabling environment for developing innovative ideas in Information Technology.

The Tech-Innovation Development programme is to provide support for the development of innovative solutions, tools and technologies for enhancing the growth of the nation.

TIDP is funded from NCS Tech-Innovation Development Fund (NTIDF) of Nigeria Computer Society (NCS). Individuals and corporate organisations are expected to contribute to the fund.

  • Team participation only is required
  • A team must not be more than three people (Female participation is encouraged)

    Applications are only invited from young innovators, tech start-ups, students and young academic researchers

  • An applicant must be a graduate or current student in any tertiary institution
  • Must demonstrate strong ability to development tech-based systems
  • Applicants should be below 35 years of age
  • Applications can only be submitted online
Selection Procedure
  • Submitted applications will be evaluated based on novelty, economic relevance, feasibility, requisite knowledge and experience
  • Initial shortlisted teams will contacted after the preliminary screening by the committee
  • There will be two pitching to select the best innovative teams
  • The final teams will be selected after the second pitching
  • The decision of the TIDP Parnel on selection is final
Rewards & Benefits:
  • Mentoring
  • Empowerment
  • Interaction with Tech Leaders
  • Financial supports for acquisition of resources
  • Entrepreneurship development
  • Attractive prizes

Closing Date:  April 30, 2023

Thematic Areas:
  • Cybersecurity/Critical Infrastructure protection
  • Financial Technologies (FinTech)
  • Electoral systems
  • E-government/ Digital Economy
  • Smart Cities
  • Smart Cities
  • Intelligent Systems and Robotics
  • Teleworking & e-Platforms
  • Industry 5.0
  • Digital Games
  • Messaging Platforms

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