APPLY: 2023 TTSWG IMC Go-to-Talent Challenge For Young Innovators (Up to 3.5 million Naira cash prize)

The TTSWG IMC Go-to-Talent Challenge is a platform aimed at empowering emerging innovators within Nigeria’s technology and telecommunications sector.

This initiative encompasses an Innovators Challenge, providing a nationwide opportunity for young innovators to demonstrate their original, technology-driven concepts and products.

The culmination of this challenge leads to an Innovators Boot Camp, where 20 chosen participants receive guidance and mentorship from industry experts. The most outstanding participants from this boot camp are then afforded the chance to present their ideas at the Innovators Conference and Exhibition, where they compete for cash prizes to further bolster their innovative endeavors.

Summary for 2023 TTSWG IMC Go-to-Talent Challenge For Young Innovators (Up to 3.5 million Naira cash prize)

  • Host: Technology and Telecommunication Working Group (TTSWG)
  • Eligible Country: Nigeria
  • Reward: 3.5 Million Naira Cash | Training | Pitch offer
  • Deadline: October 16, 2023

Details of the 2023 TTSWG IMC Go-to-Talent Challenge For Young Innovators (Up to 3.5 million Naira cash prize)

The Innovation Makers Challenge (IMC) is an endeavor spearheaded by the Technology and Telecommunication Working Group (TTSWG).

The Telecommunication and Technology Sustainability Working Group (TTSWG), a Nigerian non-governmental organization with a strong pro-technology orientation, has unveiled its secretariat in Lagos, Nigeria. TTSWG’s core vision revolves around positioning Nigeria as a role model for other developing nations when it comes to embracing sustainable practices in the ICT sector.

Organizations that align with the membership criteria are poised to enjoy a range of enticing benefits, including access to networking opportunities with fellow industry stakeholders, regulators, and influential decision-makers within the field.


  • You are between the ages of 18 and 35on or before the application deadline.
  • Have innovative solutions in the following categories; Assistive Tech, EnergyTech, AgroTech, Waste Management/Climate Innovation, EdTech (includingGaming apps/innovation), Fintech.
  • Can commit to attending the Innovation Conference and Exhibition in Lagos, Nigeria on the 9th of November 2023.
  • Proficient in reading, writing, and speaking English.
  • Innovations must be made by an individual or a team of not more than five (5)
  • Innovations must be original and unique.

Duration and Reward

  • Win your share of the 3.5 million Naira cash prize.
  • Get trained by industry experts at the Innovators’ Bootcamp.
  • Gain an opportunity to exhibit your innovations and pitch to Investors, Venture Capitalists, C-Suite Executives, and Industry Experts.
  • Gain visibility through traditional and digital media coverage.
  • Network with other Innovators, Tech Enthusiasts, Industry Experts, and so on.

Selection Process and Timeline

Selection Process:

We invite all enthusiastic individuals to apply for the Innovation Makers Challenge by submitting their entries. Once the application period concludes, our panel of judges will thoroughly assess all eligible submissions.

After the evaluation process, the top 20 candidates will be shortlisted to participate in the Innovators’ Bootcamp. This virtual Bootcamp will span three days and will involve in-depth training sessions led by industry experts. The training will cover various facets, including Business Development and Entrepreneurship, Tech Regulations and Intellectual Property, Management and Marketing, Commercialization, Corporate Structure and Policy, as well as strategies for securing Grants and Funding.


  • Application Opened: 11th September 2023
  • Application Closes: 16th October 2023
  • Review of Entries: 17th – 26th October 2023
  • Notification of Applicants on Their Status: 26th October 2023
  • Commencement of Bootcamp: 2nd November 2023
  • Conference and Exhibition: 9th November 2023

Method of Application

Applicants who are both interested and meet the eligibility criteria are encouraged to submit their applications via the provided link.

Best wishes.

Megafea Editors