Are you working on an idea that might change the world? Do you have a solid product that might solve some of the world’s major climate issues? This might interest you. On the 28th of March, 2017 in Lagos Singularity University in conjunction with Imaginarium Creative and Melt water will play host to the Singularity University Global Impact Challenge for West Africa.
Singularity University (SU) is a global community using exponential technologies to tackle the world’s biggest challenges and build an abundant future for all. University has hosted many successful Global Impact Challenges since 2010 in many countries all over the world. To date, it has hosted 94 Challenges in 38 countries awarding 121 winners.
The objective of these challenges is to spur moonshot innovations to solve the world’s greatest global challenges– energy, environment, food, shelter, space, water, disaster resilience, governance, health, learning, prosperity and security by using exponential technology.
The newly announced “Singularity University West Africa Global Impact Challenge” will be open to all residents and citizens of Nigeria. The winner of the Challenge will be selected on the 19th of April, 2017 and awarded a prize to participate in the Singularity University Global Solutions Program (GSP) free of charge. Upon returning to Nigeria, the participant will have the opportunity to develop their innovative project, supported by the alumni network and mentors in Nigeria. Unsuccessful finalists will benefit by having access to a cadre of mentors and coaches who will help them through the start-up phase of their project. The jury will consist of representatives from Singularity University, Mest, Imaginarium, as well as senior representatives of the entrepreneurship, business or innovation community.