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Application For Young Innovative Builders YIB Program 2023/2024



Application For Young Innovative Builders YIB Program 2023/2024

The Young Innovative Builders programme will recognise students across the country in tertiary institutions who have gone through an industrial training programme. This initiative recognises the important role of industrial training programmes in providing practical experience for the application of knowledge.

About 48 Laptops, 40 Tablets will be given to the top project in 36 States & FCT

The YIB programme will showcase and reward innovative projects built by young Nigerians that align with the Ministry’s objectives to grow the digital economy. The top 48 projects in each state and the FCT will receive laptops while the next best 40 will receive tablets.

Eligibility Criteria

  1. You must be a student in a Nigerian Tertiary Institution enrolled in your first degree
    You should have designed, developed, built or deployed an innovative or tech-enabled project/product that leverages digital technology
    You must still be a student 3 months after the competition’s end date (December 22nd, 2023)
    Applicants must have gone through an Industrial training programme
    The project should address real-world problems in society.

Application Process

  1. Applications opens on November 22, 2023
    Applications close on December 6, 2023
    Applications must be submitted through the designated application form on this website
    Applications will be reviewed by a diverse selection committee with representation from academia, industry experts, the Ministry and other stakeholders, using a standard grading system.

The final list of successful applications will be published via official channels on/before December 22, 2023.

Selection Criteria

  1. Applications will be reviewed by a diverse selection committee. The selection criteria will include:
    Novelty and Originality: How innovative and unique is the project relative to existing alternatives
    Impact and Relevance: Does the project address real-world problems in the local communities or country
    Feasibility and scalability: What is the practicality of the project and the potential for it to be deployed at scale
    Quality of presentation and documentation: What is the quality of the presentation in describing the process of creating the solution and the aesthetics of the final product

How to apply:

Interested applicants should apply via

Application closing date: 6 December 2023

Bernard Bassey is a graduate of Software Engineering from AfriHUB University, Abuja. He is an expert in field journalism, his interest in socio-politics activities is keen.

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